Borough Ballet


When Brooklyn Ballet was founded in February 2002, it was the first time in 40 years that the borough had a ballet company to call its own. Nine years later, the nonprofit professional company has a place to call its own – this week marks its debut Home Season at the Schermerhorn, Common Ground’s affordable housing residence in downtown Brooklyn for formerly homeless and low-income tenants. Brooklyn Ballet’s chosen to inaugurate their new space with an ambitious show that spans the years from the baroque era to the modern day. From Baroque to Hip-Hop features four diverse dances, including Thomas Baird’s homage to baroque, 1860s pre-romantic dances reconstructed by Robert Atwood and Claudia Jeschke, and a work by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine. The company pays homage to its home borough’s storied hip-hop history with an intriguing world premiere performance of a hip-hop/ballet mashup by Artistic Director Lynn Parkerson. The show runs weekends (Friday-Sunday) through March 13th.

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