New York Theatre Ballet Aims for the HeartBy Tresca Weinstein, Special to the Times Union
Thursday May 5, 2011
The New York Theatre Ballet shares its hometown and three of the words in its name with one of the most famous ballet companies in the world: the New York City Ballet. But the one word that’s different pinpoints what the New York Theatre Ballet is all about.
“We very, very rarely do the chiffon skirt kind of ballet,” Diana Byer, the artistic director of NYTB, said in a recent phone interview. “You’re not sitting and watching beautiful bodies make patterns in space. We try to do work that touches the audience’s soul, that makes you think and feel rather than admire.”