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Sergei Danilian’s “Ardani 25 Dance Gala” at New York City Center, August 19 & 20, 2016….

August 16, 2016

Ardani 35Three American premieres and two U.S. Choreographic debuts performed by principals from American Ballet Theater, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet highlight Ardani 25 Dance gala, August 19 and 20 at 8pm at New York City Center

A short documentary by award-winning filmmaker Charles Evans Jr. introduces the evenings with backstage and front-of-house glimpses of Ardani productions seen on stages throughout the world over the past five years.

Instead of the usual gala fare–bits of firecracker variations and pieces of ballet classics

Sergei Danilian’s

“Ardani 25 Dance Gala” at New York City Center, August 19 & 20, 2016,

is classic Danilian. The intrepid impresario, who has never side-stepped risk, will celebrate Ardani Artists’s quarter century of producing in the United States and abroad with a trio of U.S. premieres, two by young, unknown, but up–and–coming Russian choreographers, and one by American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes.

Meet the Impresario Who Makes Dance Happen

Challenging their performers’ stylistic and theatrical versatility, the three dramatically different ballets feature 16 principal dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Stuttgart Ballet.



“Impresario: Dancer in New Dimensions,”

a 500–page coffee table book of 750 black and white and color photographs chronicling performances produced by Ardani Artists over the years and backstage portraits of the participating artists.

“Impresario: Dancer in New Dimensions,”

will be released in conjunction with the New York City Center performances.

The international line-up of contributing photographers includes

Patrick Demarchelier, Alice Blangero, Lucas Chilczuk, Fabrizio Ferri,

Michael Khoury, Jason Kim, Alessio Migliardi & Nina Alovert.

“Impresario: Dancer in New Dimensions,”

will be available at major bookstores in New York City,


Ardani Online Store

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Tickets range between $55 – $175 and can be purchased by calling 212-581-1212;

at the City Center box office located at 131 West 55th Street

or online at




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