Natalia Osipova presents the New York Premiere of Force of Nature
Natalia Osipova presents the American premiere of Force of Nature, a new program of dazzling classic and contemporary dance pieces, on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55th St., NYC.
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.
Partnered by Royal Ballet stars and dancers from Theatre Rambert (London)—including US dancer and choreographer Jason Kittelberger—Osipova shines in 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). Also featured in the program are pieces by Natalia’s favorite British choreographers, such as Manon Act I pas de deux (MacMillan/Puccini) and Isadora Duncan Solo (Ashton/Brahms), and American choreographers, among others.
“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.”
Natalia Osipovais 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 (“like a bolt from dance heaven” – The Times).
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. Some of her roles with the Company include Giselle, Kitri (Don Quixote), Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker), Princess Aurora (The Sleeping Beauty), Juliet, Natalia Petrovna (A Month in the Country), Anastasia, Gamzatti and Nikiya (La Bayadère) and roles in Rhapsody, Serenade, Raymonda Act III, DGV: Danse à grande vitesse, and Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. She has created numerous roles – in woman with water, Strapless, Woolf Works, Tetractys, Connectome, Medusa and works by Possokhov and Ratmansky, among others.
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 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.
For more information and to purchase tickets to Natalia Osipova’s Force of Nature, visit nycitycenter.org/NataliaOsipova or call 212-581-1212. A percentage of proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the Ukrainian Relief Effort.