In a merging of art forms, the fall gala continues what is now an annual NYC event, pairing choreographers with fashion designers for uniquely collaborative creations. Preceding the premieres, Martins transforms an unused passage from Adams’ opera Nixon in China into a colorful display with suggestions of traditional Chinese lyric gestures and pageantry.
- Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
- Choreography by: Peter Martins after Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, and George Balanchine
A stunning romantic tragedy, this seminal ballet is shaped by Tschaikovsky’s heartbreakingly beautiful score and the central role of Odette/Odile, an interpretation that is both technically and emotionally demanding.