Joyce Master Class: Ballet Vlaanderen - Gibney
Week of August 14, 2020
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Joyce Master Class: Ballet Vlaanderen

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With Gabor Kapin

This Intermediate/Advanced level ballet class combines the ideals and purity of classical form with a raw, visceral approach gleaned from improvisation and contemporary dance. Ballet Vlaanderen’s Ballet Master Gabor Kapin will emphasize the importance of body awareness as incorporated into floor work, barre, and center work.

Gabor Kapin was born in Budapest, Hungary, where he started his ballet training at the Hungarian Dance Academy. As a student, Gabor had the chance to perform with the Hungarian National Ballet in their productions of The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Balanchine’s La Sonnambula. In 1999 he joined Carolina Ballet, where he quickly rose to the rank of soloist. Between 2005 and 2008, Gabor danced with the Boston Ballet, then returned to Carolina Ballet as a principal. Gabor joined the Ballet Vlaanderen as a principal in August 2013 and has since worked with contemporary choreographers including Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin, Germaine Spivey, Hofesh Shekter, Andonis Foniadakis, Jean-Christophe Malliot and the company’ director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He was featured on Flemish Television (Canvas) as partner of Hanne Decoutere in the tv series Hanne danst. Gabor is currently Ballet Vlaanderen’s full time ballet master and coach.

Experience Ballet Vlaanderen perform at The Joyce Theater March 3-7, 2020.

(New York Times), Ballet Vlaanderen, known locally as Royal Ballet of Flanders, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Joyce debut. Top-notch dancers perform Akram Khan’s Kaash, merging contemporary and Kathak dance with set design by Anish Kapoor; Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun, inspired by Vaslav Nijinsky’s iconic solo set to Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, transforms into a sensual and enchanting pas de deux. In her acclaimed Ten Duets on a Theme of Rescue, choreographer Crystal Pite offers a highly personal and moving take on the themes of desperation and rescue.

Photo by Nicha Rodboon.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

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New York, NY 10003
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