New York City has an abundance of places to see incredible dance performances. The Baryshnikov Arts Center, La Mama, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are just some of the incredible dance-centric organizations in NYC, the latter of which will soon be celebrating dance through the big screen.
Lincoln Center presents an astounding 3,000 programs, events, and initiatives each year. Supported by a massive Board of Directors that includes William Ford of General Atlantic, Ann Ziff, Clara Wu Tsai, and Jim Rosenthal, Lincoln Center is one of the most expansive and diverse performing arts centers in the world. This fall, in addition to programming that includes jazz, theater performances, chamber music, and opera, Lincoln Center will present an ongoing series called Great American Dance Cinema.
Reports Michael Cooper for The New York Times, “More dance is coming to a theater near you: Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that this fall’s Great American Dance cinema series would feature performances by the San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico and New York City Ballet.” According to a recent press release from Lincoln Center, “the series will launch in fall 2015 with Great American Dance featuring outstanding performances by four of America’s leading dance companies.”
This series, which is dubbed “Lincoln Center at the Movies,” is the first kind of in-cinema program that the leading performance arts center has offered, and is made possible by a partnership with Fathom Events. Reportedly, screenings of performances from the four incredible dance companies will take place in hundreds of movie theaters nationwide, allowing people who don’t live near major metropolitan areas access to an incredible array of performances.
Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center commented, “We are thrilled to launch this collaboration with Fathom Events to bring incomparable performances representing a diverse range of American dance to audiences everywhere.”
Indeed, this will be a fantastic opportunity to witness performances by the San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico and New York City Ballet.