Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Your All-Day Backstage Pass to Lincoln Center By Jennifer Stahl

Photo Credit: bedazzlememore.com
Are you already feeling post-World Ballet Day blues? Never fear! Your next all-day online binge watch is just two days away. This Friday, Lincoln Center will host a livestream on its Facebook page from 8:30 am EST to “curtain down” Friday night. All 11 of the performing arts organizations that make up Lincoln Center will participate. Livestreams are becoming an increasingly popular way for dance companies and other arts institutions to connect with their online fans now that Facebook and YouTube make it so easy. And we have to admit that this is a trend we are fully on board with. Not only do they give us a peek at dancers who we rarely—if ever—get to see in person, but livestreams offer an up-close look at the sweat and mistakes that are part of every dancer’s work. The on-the-spot nature of these social media events mean they’re not perfect—and therefore all that more illuminating. So what’s on Lincoln Center’s lineup? -Follow a day in the life of New York City Ballet principal Megan Fairchild, who will be performing Balanchine’s Serenade that night -Go behind the scenes during rehearsals of the revival of the musical Falsettos, choreographed by Spencer Liff -Peek in on an advanced class at the School of American Ballet -Hear from curators at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts -Get an insider’s view of Juilliard -And much more! Dance Magazine Photo