Acclaimed worldwide as one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, Natalia Osipova stars in an evening of solos and duets unrivaled for their virtuosity and beauty – from all-time classics to brilliant new ballets.
The Royal Ballet prima ballerina Osipova is presenting the US Premiere of Force of Nature – a new programme from her own Bloom Dance Project -featuring dazzling classic and contemporary dance pieces in NYC.
The programme includes classics like the Act III pas de deux from Don Quixote (Petipa/Minkus) and The Dying Swan (Fokine/Saint Saens), as well as a new piece, Ashes (co-choreographed by Osipova and Kittelberger), and pieces by British and American choreographers, among others. Full program to be announced.
“I have always loved to dance in New York,” said Natalia Osipova. “It’s a very special audience who love dance. I have been missing New York, and I’m so glad that I can come back in January with a new program, where I have selected pieces which I love from British and American choreographers, but also ones I have never danced in America, so I can share something new with the New York audience.”
A percentage of proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the Ukrainian Relief Effort.
About Natalia Osipova
Natalia Osipova is one of the most celebrated dancers of the modern age, renowned the world over for her unique blend of flawless technique and dynamic, fluid and deeply charismatic emotional interpretations in both classical and contemporary dance.
A multi award-winning artist, Osipova is feted as much for her perfection in radical new dance drama as for her definitive interpretations of the great classical ballet roles and is universally regarded as one of the most remarkable ballerinas of her generation.
In 2013 Osipova joined the Royal Ballet as a Principal after appearing as a Guest Artist the previous Season as Odette/Odile (Swan Lake) with Carlos Acosta. She regularly appears as a guest artist with companies around the world, including La Scala and ABT in New York, to name just two.
Since 2016 Sadlers Wells Theatre in London has commissioned two touring productions specifically for Natalia, “Natalia Osipova” (2016) and “Pure Dance” (2018) in which she appeared in a range of classical and contemporary pieces, some commissioned by and choreographed on her by the most famous choreographers from Alexei Ratmansky, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to Arthur Pita and Iván Pérez, among many others, and appearing alongside long-term partner David Hallberg as well as contemporary dancer and choreographer Jason Kittelberger.
Osipova’s numerous awards include Golden Masks for her performances in In the Upper Room (2008) and La Sylphide (2009), Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2007, 2010 and 2014), Positano Dance Awards (Best Female Dancer, 2008 and 2011) and a Benois de la Danse Award (Best Female Dancer, 2008), UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (Outstanding Female Classical Performance – Giselle, 2022).
About Blooms Dance Project
Blooms Dance Project is the independent production company founded by Natalia Osipova and Jason Kittelberger. It has started with the idea of sharing dance works Natalia has experienced during her career, from classical to one’s created especially for her. In a long view the goal is to establish a dance company to create new works with a strong mix of dancers and creative team and through worldwide touring to promote the art of dance to the wider audience.
Get Your Tickets
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55th St., NYC.
For more information and to purchase tickets: Tickets will go on sale September 13, 2022 via nycitycenter.org/NataliaOsipova or 212-581-1212.