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New York Theatre Ballet presents Mother GOOSE!, Feb. 10-11

by Michelle Tabnick
February 8, 2018
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

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New York Theatre Ballet presents Mother GOOSE! at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, New York, NY 10022, on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1pm and Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $34 ($24 for children 12 and under) and are available at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Mother-GOOSE.

Mother GOOSE! is a one-hour performance for children ages three and up.

The wit, wisdom, and whimsy of classic literary rhymes onstage, featuring a lively baker's dozen of Mother Goose characters. The literally leap from the page to the stage to stir the imagination of the young and the young-of heart - just as they have for centuries!

"Another enchanting jewel in the crown of witty and wonderful ballets by Keith Michael." - Broadway World

Choreography by Keith Michael, Original Score by Vladimir Shinov, Costume Design by Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan, Lighting Design by Alex Vásquez Dheming, Set Design by Derek Stenborg, Shoe Construction by Quinn O'Sullivan, Piano, Melody Fader & Michael Scales.

Dancers: Joshua Andino-Nieto, Alexis Branagan, Mitchell Kilby, Carmella Lauer, Mónica Lima, Steven Melendez, Dawn Gierling Milatin, Erez Milatin, Mayu Oguri, Ayaka Tanaguchi, Amanda Treiber, Elena Zahlmann

Mother GOOSE! is part of NYTB's Once Upon a Ballet subscription series.

The piano-four-hands score by Vladimir Shinov for Mother GOOSE! was commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.


With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet's cutting-edge programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals, paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong after 38 years, New York Theatre Ballet's diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.

Diana Byer is the founder and Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet and Ballet School NY. She is a répétiteur for The Antony Tudor Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dance Notation Bureau, an Education Ambassador for The New York Pops, on the Dance Portal Advisory Board of The Children's Museum of Manhattan, and on the Selection Committees of The Bessies and Clive Barnes Awards. She has staged the ballets of Antony Tudor for American Ballet Theatre and The Hartt School and the ballets of Agnes de Mille for the Alabama Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She coached the principals for the Columbia Pictures film, Center Stage.

Keith Michael (choreographer) conceived and choreographed New York Theatre Ballet's previous production of The Nutcracker (1985-2010) as well as The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies (selected by Lincoln Center Institute for their 2002-2003 touring season), GOOSE!, and L'Histoire du Soldat. His eclectic performance career has included New York Theatre Ballet, The Vanaver Caravan, David Parker and The Bang Group, Elise Long's Spoke the Hub and The New York Baroque Dance Company, among many others. Mr. Michael has a BFA from Case Western Reserve University, a Certificate in Arts Administration from New York University, has been Production Coordinator for the Dance Division at The Juilliard School since 1997, and has facilitated thousands of performances nationally and internationally, wearing a large variety of production hats. He is also an urban naturalist, leading New York City WILD! birding and nature awareness walks throughout the NYC boroughs, and has published four books of writing and photography: Once Around the Block: A Birder's Year in the West Village, 1000 Days: World Trade Center Rising, Take Me to the River, and Let's Go Out! which can be previewed at www.keithmichaelnyc.com.
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