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Published March 17th 2014
Watching a variety of dance styles will lift your spirits
There are many places to immerse yourself in culture and the performing arts in Manhattan. Located at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street in the Lincoln Center area, the David H. Koch Theater plays host to many groups that exhibit a variety of dance forms.
The beautiful red and gold interior of David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center.
Clad in exquisite and colorful native costumes, members of the New York-based troupe, the Shen Yun Performing Arts showcase the beauty of classical Chinese folk dances as drums and traditional music emanate from an orchestra.
Bask in the cultural beauty of China - Shen Yun Performing Arts
Skilled members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company delight audiences worldwide. Its annual repertoire of shows at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City is a great way to spend a couple of hours with friends and family.
Paul Taylor Dance Company celebrates its diamond anniversary with performances throughout March 2014.
The rotation of NYCB offerings includes "Coppelia" or "Sleeping Beauty" early in the year, usually in February.
Coppelia is a popular show in February.
Warmer temperatures bring the vibrant fantasy world of fairies to life onstage as NYCB principals, soloists and corps members are accompanied by young SAB ballerinas clad in colorful summer insect and page costumes in George Balanchine's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
Starting right after Thanksgiving Day and running through the first week of each new year, Balanchine's "The Nutcracker" brings holiday glee to audience members of all ages. Watch NYCB's biggest show, which uses the greatest number of SAB students who play the roles of Marie, Fitz, the party scene youngsters or the characters in the Land of Sweets. It's hard to leave this show without feeling a bit of Christmas magic.
Balanchine's The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition.
Tips: Peruse through the David H. Koch Theater website for a list of upcoming productions. Look for the dates and times that work with your schedule. Pick your seats and jot down the seat numbers and location (i.e. orchestra or first, second, third, fourth and fifth rings). Avoid the extra facility and shipping fees by purchasing your tickets at the onsite box office.