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LIVE from the NYPL:Alexei Ratmansky | Paul Holdengräber

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 7 - 9 p.m.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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Alexei Ratmansky has performed with and choreographed for some of the worlds greatest ballet companies, including American Ballet Theater and the Bolshoi Ballet. This time hell take to a very different stage to reflect on his lifes work, which earned him a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2013.

Co-presented with the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University.

ALEXEI RATMANSKY was born in St. Petersburg and trained at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. His performing career has included positions as principal dancer with Ukrainian National Ballet, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Royal Danish Ballet. He has choreographed ballets for companies around the world, including Mariinsky Ballet, the Royal Danish Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Kiev Ballet and the State Ballet of Georgia, as well as for Nina Ananiashvili, Diana Vishneva and Mikhail Baryshnikov. His 1998 work, Dreams of Japan, earned a Golden Mask Award from the Theatre Union of Russia, and in 2005, he was awarded the Benois de la Danse prize for his choreography of Anna Karenina for the Royal Danish Ballet. Ratmansky was named artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet in January 2004 and joined American Ballet Theatre as Artist in Residence in January 2009, for which he created On the Dnieper (2009), Seven Sonatas (2009), The Nutcracker (2010), The Bright Stream (2011), Dumbarton(2011), Firebird (2012), Symphony #9 (2012),Chamber Symphony (2013) and Piano Concerto #1 (2013). Ratmansky was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2013.

A note to our patrons: LIVE from the NYPL programs begin promptly at 7p.m. We recommend arriving twenty minutes before the scheduled start time to get to your seats. In order to minimize disturbances to other audience members, we are unable to provide late seating.

LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

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