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Trenary, Whiteside take part in Midsummer Night's Swing


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From the company:

 

CASSANDRA TRENARY AND JAMES WHITESIDE TO DEBUT AT LINCOLN CENTER’S MIDSUMMER NIGHT SWING ON JUNE 30, 2017

American Ballet Theatre Soloist Cassandra Trenary and Principal Dancer James Whiteside will be special guests at Lincoln Center’s annual Midsummer Night Swing on Friday, June 30. Trenary and Whiteside will dance a rhumba to Sway at Lincoln Center’s ballroom- themed evening at 8:15 PM, accompanied by Brooklyn-based band Margi & the Dapper Dots playing golden age classics by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and more.

Midsummer Night Swing, Lincoln Center’s premier summer dance party in Damrosch Park, presents 15 evenings of social dance under the stars, featuring a lineup of artists who reflect the various music styles New York City has to offer. Salsa, disco, ballroom, rhythm and blues, jazz, boogaloo, nu disco, tango and Western swing will be featured throughout the summer. Each evening of Midsummer Night Swing is a ticketed event, beginning at 6:30 pm with a dance lesson for people of all skill levels by some of New York’s foremost instructors.

Live music begins at 7:30 pm and lasts until 10:00 pm. Tickets and passes can be purchased through CenterCharge, by calling 212.721.6500, at MidsummerNightSwing.org or at The Swing box office in the lobby of David Geffen Hall or the box office in Damrosch Park.

American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 Metropolitan Opera House season runs though July 8. Tickets, beginning at $22, are available online, at the Met box office or by phone at 212-362-6000. The Metropolitan Opera House is located on Broadway between 64th and 65th streets in New York City. For more information, visit ABT’s website at www.abt.org.

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A word to anyone hoping to attend.  Last night was the first night of Midsummer Night' Swing.  The event is held at Damrosch Park, to the left of the opera house.  I was milling around the area, hoping to buy dinner before my ABT performance last night.  (They have an area set up for food sales, with rotating culinary offerings.)  The Park is completely blocked off from public access except for one security check point line.  The security check line for bag inspection was very, very long, so I didn't even bother attempting to enter the Park.  Plan ahead, and expect a wait to get in. 

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