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Opera Master Class with Francesca Zambello

Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 7:00 PM

Observe the WNO Artistic Director, an internationally acclaimed director of theater and opera, as she leads this master class for pre-professional singers.

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Open Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 1:30 PM

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as American Ballet Theatre rehearses on stage.

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Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre

Sun, Feb 3, 2019, 11:00 AM

Join us for a free 45-minute inclusive ballet workshop for families and children with and without disabilities led by artists from American Ballet Theatre. Free with limited availablity. Children must participate with an adult.


Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 5:30 PM

One of America's favorite dance companies offers a special workshop, teaching choreography from Revelations, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's most iconic work.


Guided Rehearsal: Eugene Onegin

Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM

Audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a world-class opera production as it comes together through this unique open rehearsal experience.

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Guided Rehearsal: Faust

Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 7:00 PM

Audience members get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a world-class opera production as it comes together through this unique open rehearsal experience.

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Master Class: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class Series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level,  class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.

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Ballet Beginner Class: Creative Movement with New York City Ballet

Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 10:30 AM

Join this participatory class for adults with little or no dance training led by New York City Ballet company members and held in a rehearsal room.

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Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet 

Sun, Apr 7, 2019, 11:00 AM

Join us for a free 45-minute inclusive ballet workshop for families and children with and without disabilities led by artists from New York City Ballet. Free with limited availablity. Children must participate with an adult.


Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

Tue, Apr 9, 2019, 12:30 PM

Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as Mariinsky Ballet rehearses on stage.

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Master Class: Lucky Plush Productions

Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 7:00 PM

The Explore the Arts Master Class Series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance. This participatory, intermediate to advanced level,  class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from Lucky Plush Productions. Please respect the targeted skill level for the class and enjoy!

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