New Orleans Ballet Association announces 2014-15 season _lowres

Photo provided by NOBA -- New Zealand premier contemporary dance company Black Grace performs Saturday at Mahalia Jackson Theater in New Orleans. The company's appearance is presented by the New Orleans Ballet Association.

Dancers from New York, San Francisco and New Zealand are on the playbill for the New Orleans Ballet Association’s 2014-2015 season, starting in October.

The season begins on Oct. 17 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater with MOMIX, in a new show, “Alchemia.”

  • On Nov. 7, NOBA will present the Stars of American Ballet, directed by New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht. The company features artists from New York City Ballet and San Francisco Ballet, as well as the return of NYCB star Wendy Whelan.
  • On Feb. 28, NOBA will present New Zealand company Black Grace. Led by the charismatic choreographer of Samoan heritage, Neil Ieremia, the company blends Pacific Island indigenous dance forms and contemporary dance.
  • On March 20-22, the tango comes to NOCCA’s Freda Lupin stage, when NOBA and the NOCCA Institute co-present Unión Tanguera’s stylish, full-length production, Nuit Blanche (Sleepless Night).
  • On May 9, NOBA kicks off the Limón Dance Co.’s 70th Anniversary, yearlong celebration honoring the legacy of founder and American dance icon José Limón. The staging will feature live music and New Orleans-based dancers.

Single ticket prices for MOMIX in Alchemia, Stars of American Ballet, Black Grace and Limón Dance go on sale Sept. 2 and start at $24. Season packages are available now. Call NOBA at (504) 522-0996.