From classic fairy tales like Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty, story ballets have been captivating audiences for hundreds of years. Join New York City Ballet Principal Dancer and Host Maria Kowroski as we turn the page through some of the most beloved ballets in NYCB’s history and explore how stories and characters are depicted through the extraordinary world of dance. You’ll enjoy excerpts from across the company’s repertory and hear insights directly from the artists in this engaging educational presentation for all ages.
Short Stories will feature an ensemble of fifteen New York City Ballet dancers in costume performing excerpts from the Company’s world-renowned repertory, with live musical accompaniment provided by pianists from NYCB. This new format represents an innovative and safe way to bring dance to the community, while adhering to carefully mapped out, socially-distanced seating and rigorous COVID protocols both in SPAC’s public spaces and backstage.
The presentation will be approximately 75 minutes long with no intermission and will explore the history and inner workings of New York City Ballet through the performance of excerpts and commentary from the artists.
Photos © Rosalie O’Connor
Designated pods of two will be allocated and reserved for ticket buyers in the amphitheater, while designated pods of two and four will be available on the SPAC lawn. Single tickets will be available, but are extremely limited.
Amphitheater tickets are available to purchase starting at $40 (single tickets) or $80 (two-person pod).
(Ticket Prices: $105, $95, $80, $70, $50, $40)
Lawn tickets are available to purchase for $30 (single tickets); $60 (two-person pod) or $120 (four-person pod).
Advance ticket purchases are strongly advised as ticket availability will be limited. If available, tickets will be on sale on the day of, but are subject to an additional fee.
As official local health guidelines evolve regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, SPAC may shift seating configurations and/or increase capacity.
COVID-19 Safety & Protocols
SPAC is adhering to all mandated NYS guidelines and therefore, all attendees are required to show proof of a completed vaccination no sooner than 14 days prior to the event or a negative 72-hour COVID-19 test. In addition, attendees are required to complete a health screening questionnaire and pass a mandatory temperature check prior to entry. Guests are required to wear a face mask at all times, regardless of proof of vaccination or negative test. Guests are permitted to bring factory sealed water bottles and essential personal items only. Restrooms will be available with social distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols in place in accordance with recommended guidelines.