Create a Watch Party! Here are four free offerings from New York City’s most celebrated arts organizations to share with your students and their families.
New York City Ballet
Excerpt of Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth performed by Sara Mearns and Adrian Danchig-Waring.
“Words cannot fully capture the beauty or essence of this moving pas de deux, but for me it speaks to our times,” says Wendy Whelan, who originated Mearns’ role when the ballet premiered in 2012. “It honors where we have come from and the challenges we face moving forward into the unknown. The choreography inspires reflection from both its performers and audience and I hope, for you, conveys a peaceful sense of hope for the future.”
American Ballet Theatre
Every week, Monday through Thursday, @ABTSchool Instagram and YouTube offers daily virtual classes taught by former ABT dancers, ABT JKO faculty and ABT teaching artists, who are all certified in the ABT National Training Curriculum.
#ABTots (Ages 2–4): Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am EST
Primary (Ages 5–8): Mondays and Wednesdays at 2 pm EST
Lincoln Center at Home
#Concerts for Kids: Wednesday, April 8 at 4 pm
Zeshan B brings an Indo-Pakistani feel to soul, blues, and more
For family audiences, #ConcertsForKids are new, short concerts recorded by the artists themselves. The performances will premiere at LincolnCenter.org, Lincoln Center’s YouTube Page, and on Lincoln Center’s Facebook Page and will be available after, on demand for families to enjoy whenever is convenient.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Full-length videos of the company’s repertory.
April 2–5: Ailey II in Yannick Lebrun’s Saa Magni and Bradley Shelver’s Where There Are Tongues
April 9–12: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Judith Jamison’s Divining