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We welcome family and friends to observe ‘The Nutcracker’ Performance Workshop with the NYCB’s Principal Dancer Ask la Cour – Sunday, December 16 at 1:00PM

Intermediate-Advanced level students will learn a choreography

Sunday, December 16 at 1:00PM
120-minute session | $55 per student*
$25 per Observer**
Guest Pianist from The Met Opera

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AWB Returning Students Get 20% Off with Reward Code AWB2018
Family and Friends, please use code FAMILY 

Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Studio 1
248 West 60th Street | New York, NY 10023

*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org
**Please use code 'Family' adding an Observer ticket to your order. Limited availability - first come, first served basis.

Ask la Cour is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark he studied at The Royal Danish Ballet School for 8 years until he became a member of the company at age 16. While there he performed many featured roles in the Bournonville repertoire and became proficient in the Bournonville technique. Other accomplishments at The Royal Danish Ballet were his portrayal of Lenski in John Cranko’s Onegin.
Following his desire to expand his artistic horizon, Ask came to NYC in the Fall of 2002 after an invitation from New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins. He enjoyed learning the depths of Balanchine’s repertoire, his most favorite being the Neoclassical ballets, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Monumentum and Movements to more classical pieces including, Diamonds from Jewels, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. He also had the pleasure to work with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied and Lauren Lovette. His dance career has brought him around the globe where he has had the pleasure of performing in some of the biggest cultural institutions including, the Royal Opera House in London, Palais Garnier in Paris, and Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to name a few.
When he is not working with the company, Ask enjoys pursuing choreographic projects, collaborating with various classical and contemporary artists and composers. Most recently he choreographed to Jane Antonia Cornish’s composition Into Silence. He has received several awards and grants, most recently in 2013 a grant from the Vibeke Roervig Foundation.
He feels driven to give back to artist and the community at large whenever possible, performing in numerous benefit events throughout his career and has co-produced a couple of them as well.
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Art Without Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

Master Class in Ballet Photo©Erin Baiano

Educational Programs with Art Without Borders NY: ‘The Nutcracker’ Performance Workshop with the NYCB’s Principal Dancer Ask la Cour – Sunday, December 16 at 1:00PM

Intermediate-Advanced level students will learn a choreography

Sunday, December 16 at 1:00PM
120-minute session | $55 per student*
Guest Pianist from The Met Opera

REGISTER ONLINE

AWB Returning Students Get 20% Off with Reward Code AWB2018

Location: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Studio 1
248 West 60th Street | New York, NY 10023

*All ages and dance levels welcome, please contact AWB via email at: education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

Ask la Cour is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Originally from Copenhagen, Denmark he studied at The Royal Danish Ballet School for 8 years until he became a member of the company at age 16. While there he performed many featured roles in the Bournonville repertoire and became proficient in the Bournonville technique. Other accomplishments at The Royal Danish Ballet were his portrayal of Lenski in John Cranko’s Onegin.
Following his desire to expand his artistic horizon, Ask came to NYC in the Fall of 2002 after an invitation from New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master in Chief, Peter Martins. He enjoyed learning the depths of Balanchine’s repertoire, his most favorite being the Neoclassical ballets, The Four Temperaments, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Monumentum and Movements to more classical pieces including, Diamonds from Jewels, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. He also had the pleasure to work with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied and Lauren Lovette. His dance career has brought him around the globe where he has had the pleasure of performing in some of the biggest cultural institutions including, the Royal Opera House in London, Palais Garnier in Paris, and Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg to name a few.
When he is not working with the company, Ask enjoys pursuing choreographic projects, collaborating with various classical and contemporary artists and composers. Most recently he choreographed to Jane Antonia Cornish’s composition Into Silence. He has received several awards and grants, most recently in 2013 a grant from the Vibeke Roervig Foundation.
He feels driven to give back to artist and the community at large whenever possible, performing in numerous benefit events throughout his career and has co-produced a couple of them as well.
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Art Without Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

Photo©Henry Leutweler for NYCB

Celebrate a worldwide day of philanthropy with Art Without Borders New York

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When I’m creating educational programs for our students at Art Without Borders NY, my goal is to get them to learn from the best professionals, respect the others, and have a memorable experience. I always remind them to be prepared and be on time, because like George Balanchine said “There is only now. Right now.”

— Iskritsa Ognianova, Founder 

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In the last few months, AWB offered complimentary classes to students and with your help we will be able to continue our mission. We are also expanding in Europe and currently raising funds for the development of our study-abroad summer program. Please consider making a donation to AWB today.

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

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Learn more about  ‘The Nutcracker’ – Performance Workshop with the NYCB’s Principal Dancer Ask la Cour.

Questions? Write to us at education@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

Portrait by Jeremy Westby | Group photo by Erin Baiano © Art Without Borders Inc.

Seeking volunteers to work directly with AWB Management and Artists – observer ticket offered

 

 

 

 

Seeking Volunteers (from NY-NJ-PA-CT area only) showing strong competency, devotion and genuine care for the purpose of Nonprofit Management, Arts and Culture, Education and Fundraising. Qualified applicants should be willing to commit to at least 3hrs / month of in-person / on-location work.

The volunteers will work directly with AWB Management and Artists. Observer ticket offered.

Art Without Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire and expand students’ and educators’ imaginations through the arts and through cultural experiences. AWB aims to provide opportunities for engagement with the arts on multiple platforms to diverse audiences, both domestically and internationally.

To apply please email your BIO / introduction with your availability via email at: contact@artwithoutbordersnyc.org

No phone calls please. Thank you!

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Master Class in Ballet with the NYCB’s Principal dancer Megan Fairchild | Photo©Erin Baiano