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Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage
Can't Miss Dance Performances in June
Through June 21, 2017

The City Parks Foundation SummerStage Concert Series presents over 100 shows in all 5 NYC Boroughs throughout the Summer. The best part? Almost every show is free and curated specifically for the neighborhood it's presented in. Throughout June, can't miss dance shows featuring Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company. Free dance classes are held on stage before dance performances. All are welcome and no RSVP required!

Information about each show is below. If you are interested in receiving credentials to cover any of these shows, please fill out the form at the following link: You will receive a response closer to requested show date(s). For further information about these shows and the entire SummerStage season, please reach out to Shoshie Aborn (Big Picture Media) at

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

As part of SummerStage's Pride celebrations, and aligning with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, will perform classic works (such as "The Dying Swan") from a modern and unique perspective on June 19th in Central Park. Subverting ballet's strict gender roles, the troupe performs both male and female roles, imbuing contemporary and classic ballets with humor and provocation. The performance will mark the company's first time gracing SummerStage, as well as the 45th anniversary of its formation in 1974. This performance is free. Doors open at 7PM and the performance will begin at 8PM. It follows two free screenings of a documentary in which they're featured, Rebels on Pointe- Washington Square Park on June 13th, followed by another at the Greenwich House Music School on June 18th.

There will be a pre-show panel from 6 to 7PM hosted by Eric Marus, founder and host of the award-winning Making Gay History podcast, which mines his decades-old audio archive of rare interviews. Panelists include Tory Dobrin, Direct of Les Ballets Trockadero (LBT) de Monte Carlo since 1992, and Raffaele Morra, LBT's Ballet Master. Guests can RSVP at

Who: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
When: Wednesday, June 19 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Central Park
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Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company

Local dance legend Ronald K. Brown's Evidence, A Dance Company will perform in Brooklyn's Herbert Von King Park on June 21st. Ronald K. Brown's long and storied career is punctuated by high profile collaborations including with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and an upcoming new work with Meshell Ndegeocello to premiere in the new Bard Fisher Center production Grace and Mercy, co-commissioned by Bard Fisher Center, The Joyce Theater, the Kennedy Center, and Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill - at Bard SummerScape 2019 (July 5-7). Evidence, A Dance Company, is a Bedford-Stuyvesant-based company, founded in 1985. It seeks to integrate of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word poetry. They return to SummerStage for the first time since 2007 for a hometown show and class in Bed-Stuy's Herbert Von King Park. This is a free show, and will take place from 7 to 9PM. An African and Contemporary Dance workshop with EVIDENCE, A Dance Company will be held prior to the performance.

Who: Ronald K. Brown / Evidence, A Dance Company
When: Friday, June 21 from 7-9PM
Where: SummerStage in Herbert Von King Park
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