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Thursday March 1, 2018 7:30 PM

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Throughout his prolific career, Balanchine’s affinity for Stravinsky’s compositions remained constant, making him one of the choreographer’s favorite collaborators. This program opens with an abstraction of a Russian fairytale set to sprightly harmonies, followed by three stunning Black & White ballets known for their striking power.

Location:
David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hr 19 min

STRAVINSKY & BALANCHINE

  • Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine

    An abstraction of a Russian fairytale, Stravinsky’s colorfully playful yet foreboding divertimento sets the stage for Balanchine’s fleet-footed choreography.

  • Agon

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting:

    The apex of Balanchine’s collaborations with Igor Stravinsky, Agon is an intense masterpiece and signature NYCB work, ever contemporary in its athletic competitiveness.

  • Duo Concertant

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine

    An animated dance for a neoclassical couple, the dancers periodically stop and listen to the onstage musicians before ending with a poignant scene in a pool of light on a dark stage.

  • Symphony in Three Movements

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine

    One of Balanchine’s most celebrated leotard ballets, Symphony in Three Movements is bold and breathtakingly jet-propelled, a kinetic achievement, striking for its confidence and power.

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