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New York City Ballet (NYCB)

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Address: 20 Lincoln Center Plz, David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, New York City, NY 10023-6913
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Don't miss a ballet when coming to NY especially if you love it. November - the Nutcracker - MUST SEE!

Reviewed 15 May 2013
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

If there is a choice stick to the ABT. The fact is the NYCB dancers mostly aren't as beautiful or talented as those in the ABT. They lack the super talented foreign dancers that the ABT has. The sets are meagre too. They mostly do assorted programs instead of full length ballets.

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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Don't miss a ballet when coming to NY especially if you love it. November - the Nutcracker - MUST SEE!

1 Thank JazzleJane
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

I always love visiting the NYC Ballet. The hall is wonderful and you can see the performances, just about from any seat!

1 Thank Miamihog3
Greenville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

One of the world's best ballet companies (I think the best after seeing other world renowned companies) leaves you in awe. The experience is almost overwhelming. Seats can be expensive and hard to come by (especially for The Nutcracker around Christmas) but, by and large, good seats are available and can be had usually up to the day of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

If you like Ballet its a place you must visit while in NYC. While I like ballet and appreciate the Art, I have never taken any lessons myself but as you watch these wonderful performance you feel as if you could and is place of the show.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Balanchine's New York city ballet-one of the top ballet companies in the world, with a first class orchestra playing live music. An unbeatable combination. Sometimes can get 1/2 price tickets on the day of performance at the Rubinstein atrium. There are good restaurants nearby and the Time Warner Center.

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

My family had never been to the ballet before this past December, but my wife, my son, and myself loved it so much we've now gone twice in just two months. In December, we saw The Nutcracker, and it was so beautifully done with such great dancing and sets, we decided to see The Sleeping Beauty in February. That show... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

One of the best in the world at Lincoln center, nyc. Famous Nutcracker seen in December each year, & the prime Ballets are danced nightly! Ballerinas must be of the best all around dancers from around the Globe!

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

It is undeniably the best place to go for ballet. The ballet is full of grace and beauty. The dancers make it look so easy and we know is not. The years of practice and the sacrifices they make is incredible. We admire them, but ,of course you have to like ballet,to enjoy it.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

The NYC Ballet performance we visited on the 7th Feb was amazing. The orchestra combined with spectacular visual ballet was sublime. There were 3 ballets, with two intermissions. The Western ballet was our favourite. The house champagne is a steal at 11$. Excellent!

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