Young ballet dancers with bones more delicate than our own (we were doomed to a childhood of viola lessons, despite so wishing to dance the Swan Queen) are to engage in a weekend of competition at the Youth America Grand Prix. It’s a series of events designed to honor the best in youth ballet while simultaneously tearing up every runner-up dancer’s young heart like an ACL. The final round of the competition was Thursday night, with additional performances Friday. Tonight, the Grand Prix hosts a tribute to Natalia Makarova, an iconic ballerina aged 71, with Ms. Makarova herself sharing choice anecdotes from her long career. This is your future, kiddos!
David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center. Tickets and information can be found at www.davidhkochtheater.com.
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