Acclaimed troupe New York Theatre Ballet will perform in SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 as part of the university's ARTSwego series.

Founded in 1978 by Artistic Director Diana Byer, and now led by Artistic Director Steve Melendez, New York Theatre Ballet features cutting-edge programming and an ever-expanding repertory.  

With a bill designed to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and interests, this mixed repertoire performance will include "Scramble," a collaboration by three leading innovative artists of the 20th century, choreographed by Merce Cunningham, with music by Toshi Ichiyanagi; and "Firebird," with music by Igor Stravinsky.

With the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers, the company aims to bring fresh insight to classic revivals. Still going strong after 40 years, the troupe's diverse repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future with acclaimed programs including NYTB with REP, the Once Upon a Ballet series, the NYTB/Ballet School and the LIFT Community Services Program.

In addition, the company will present a pair of master classes, one with Ligia Pinheiro's ballet class on campus and a community masterclass at Sky Project Dance Company in downtown Oswego. The troupe also will do a talk back after the performance. For more information on these residency activities, email

Tickets to the Oct. 27 evening performance are available via or any campus box office. Tickets are free for SUNY Oswego students, $5 for non-SUNY Oswego students, $15 for faculty/staff/alumni and $20 for the general public.

For more information on performing and visual arts events on the SUNY Oswego campus, visit the ARTSwego website.