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Reboot - NYU Steel Makes History with the New York Theatre Ballet

New York, USA - NYU Steel has been turning heads and breaking new ground for a while now. Unafraid to challenge the norms and traditional Western music and performance thinking - from its inception, NYU Steel has simply been a game-changer. This week (February 24 to February 27, 2016) NYU Steel is being featured in the World Premiere production of the New York Theatre Ballet performing to Philip Glass' Piano Etudes, choreographed by Steven Melendez and Zhong-Jing Fang.

....The union of NYU Steel with the New York Theatre Ballet is a continuation of the vision of Professor Jonathan Haas to capture the imagination of an international audience while challenging the members of NYU Steel to be innovative, creative and expressive.
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This is wonderful, however, let's not ignore the fact that both Ronald Taylor and Andre Largen created ballets with steelband accompaniment in the late eighties at Queen's Hall, but I suppose Trinidad and Tobago would not be considered "world stage" in comparison. 

Still, Congratulations to NYU Steel and NYTB. It is heartening to see the instrument highlighted internationally.

Michelle Walker

Please re-read the article in its entirety. These accomplishments in Trinidad, with links, are mentioned in detail.


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