The Rochester City Ballet will present its first show of the year including the New York premiere of international choreographer Danny Rosseel’s award-winning piece “Slightly Sinful” at 8 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Nazareth Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Rochester.

During the performances of “Slightly Sinful,” the dancers will dance on, over and with a large table, specifically commissioned for RCB by local craftsman James Kelley.

“Dancing with such a large piece will showcase the dancers in a new way that we know will both impress and captivate our audiences,” said Nichole Gantshar, executive director of RCB.

The performance will also include artistic director David Palmer’s “Mist,” set to Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1.

“This is the first full season under David’s talent and vision, and we know audiences are going to love what we have planned,” says Nichole Gantshar, executive director of RCB.

David Palmer founded Maximum Dance Company with Yanis Pikieris in 1997 and produced about 80 works over nine years as artistic director. Prior to joining RCB in November 2015 as artistic director, Palmer served as the associate artistic director of The Washington Ballet.

“I’m excited for audiences to see the beauty of both Rosseel’s ‘Slightly Sinful’ piece, as well as share one of my own personal favorites with ‘Mist,’” said Palmer. “The world premiere is sure to excite our audience, especially coming off the wonderfully received David Bowie Ballet in April.”

Tickets are $35-$47 and can be purchased at or 585-389-2170.