The very popular Fall for Dance Festival, held annually at City Center since 2004, returns to New York City from September 22 to October 3. Twenty American and international dance companies will perform for ten nights, and all seats are just ten dollars. That’s cheaper than the cost of a movie ticket! This year’s festival will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Ballets Russes, with eight companies performing Ballets Russes classics or contemporary renditions of its works. Companies debuting in the festival include Mark Morris Dance Group, Batsheva Dance Company, the Australian Ballet, and DanceBrazil.
Tickets go on sale this Sunday, September 13 at 11 AM, both online (note: there is a small fee per ticket) and at City Center’s box office on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. And beware, tickets sell out fast! In previous years, hundreds of people have lined up starting at 4 AM and the line has snaked around the block. Luckily, Monica Bill Barnes, one of this year’s festival participants, will entertain the crowds from 10 to 11 AM. A free performance and the camaraderie of other eager festival-goers (everyone is usually well-behaved and in good spirits) will surely make the long wait more enjoyable.