Ballet in New York City - The ABT & NYCB - Shop Cheap Ballet Tickets!

If you’ve never been to the ballet and you find yourself in New York, why not go check it out? Perfect for a date night, mother-daughter outing, or a solo trip that makes you feel fancy and oh so cultured, The classical American Ballet Theatre and the slightly more modern New York City Ballet are two of the greatest dance companies in the world. With headquarters in NYC and annual tours around the country, we’re talking about shows of only the highest caliber here. A trip to the ballet could be just the unique, fun, and artsy experience you’ve been looking for! These companies are currently gearing up for their Fall 2019 season, so here’s a look at a few upcoming shows and where to buy cheap ballet tickets! (Hint: Right here at Razorgator.)

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Performances by both The American Ballet Theatre and The New York City Ballet take place in the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, which is also home to the New York City Opera. Even if you purchase inexpensive tickets – there are five rings of balconies inside for audience members – you can expect the views from any seat to be great. There’s no strict dress code, but many people enjoy dressing up for this special occasion. Expect drama, storytelling, impressive set design, and of course, amazingly talented dancers.

Balanchine, Bennett & the Beach Boys

Ballet and pop music, who woulda thought? This is a fun performance that blends contemporary music with the classic dance movements. You can expect music by The Beach Boys, Tony Bennet, William Bolcom, and Igor Stravinsky, so prepare to feel like singing along. The work features several storylines (or themes), including Apollo, which is George Balanchine’s neoclassical, coming-of-age story about the god of music as he’s visited by the muses of dance, poetry, and mime. The music of the Beach Boys is found in Deuce Coupe, which juxtaposes classic ballet with modern dance, while Tony Bennett’s songs are featured in Let Me Sing Forevermore.

Balanchine, Bennett & the Beach Boys starts in October at the American Ballet Theatre. We’ve got tickets!

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Another piece choreographed by Balanchine, the New York City Ballet is performing this three-part work filled with dancers who embody dazzling precious stones – including emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. It includes classical ballet dancing, beautiful costumes, and brilliant decor, which more than make up for the lack of a true storyline. Inspired by a visit to jewelers Van Cleef and Arpels, Ballanchine divided up his acts using distinct styles, music, and composers for each gemstone – Fauré for Emeralds, Stravinsky for Rubies, Tchaikovsky for Diamonds. Expect this one to really sparkle! (Get it?)

Get tickets to see Jewels beginning in September with performances at the New York City Ballet!

The Masters

This performance is just what the title says. The Masters features the leading choreographers of ballet from past to present, including Balanchine (of course), the groundbreaking Twyla Tharp (who occasionally makes on-stage appearances), and Artist in Residence at the American Ballet Theatre, Alexei Ratmansky. The different themes of this work feature thrilling Balanchine that is reminiscent of the golden age of Russian ballet, Tharp’s choreography with 20-year veteran dancer Daniel Cornejo, and finally, dancers that represent Frost, Snow, Faun, and Rose in The Seasons. 

Shop tickets to see The Masters at the American Ballet Theatre!

Balanchine & Wheeldon

This is just over two hours of diverse choreography from Balanchine (yet again) and NYCB’s first resident choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon. It’s the perfect show to put on display the variety of dance styles and talents within this ballet company’s repertoire. Among the different themes, you’ll see Raymonda Variations, which is all about classical technique and intricate solos. Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir is more experimental, with an unusual score and mysterious ambiance. Finally, DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse features a minimalist yet exciting score, dynamic rhythms, and a large-scale ballet of 26 dancers in sleek costumes.

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Choose from the New York City Ballet or The American Ballet Theatre! Both provide excellent experiences, whether you prefer modern or classic. There are lots more performances we haven’t written about here, including several other companies that travel the nation, so be sure to browse our full selection of cheap ballet tickets!

Which would you go see? Have you ever been to the ballet?