How do choreographers create a ballet? Youth America Grand Prix invites audiences to take a peek inside the process this Monday, February 4, with a special benefit program called "Creating the Dance with Marcelo Gomes." Although the American Ballet Theatre principal has only recently begun choreographing, a number of his works have been seen at YAGP galas.
Gomes will show how a ballet develops in the studio, using ABT soloists Stella Abrera and Alexandre Hammoudi as guinea pigs. He will also collaborate with a composer and live musicians. The program will be held at New York City Center studios at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $150, and proceeds go to support YAGP's scholarship fund. Find out more at yagp.org.