21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS

21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS I


Morgen (R. Strauss/Martins)
New Scarlett
New Greenstein/Schumacher
This Bitter Earth
(Washington, Richter/Wheeldon)
New Franck/Peck
New Mussorgsky/Ratmansky
– World Premiere


OCTOBER 2 | buy tickets >
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OCTOBER 11 Eve | buy tickets >


New choreography is the lifeblood of NYCB, and 21st Century Choreographers matches the three premieres from our Fall Gala with a world premiere by Alexei Ratmansky in his return to NYCB after four years. Also choreographing are: Liam Scarlett returning on the heels of Winter 2014's Acheron, Corps de Ballet Member Troy Schumacher with his first main stage ballet for the Company, and Soloist Justin Peck adding the first César Franck composition to our vast musical repertory. Martins' Morgen, with its romantic couples and lakeside scene, and Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, exploring Max Richter’s electronic remix of the popular song by the same name, complete the program.

21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS II


New Scarlett
New Greenstein/Schumacher
Varied Trio (in four) – NY Premiere (Harrison/Frohlich)
  After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon)
  Todo Buenos Aires (Piazzolla, arr. by Wasserman/Martins)
  In Creases (Glass/Peck)

OCTOBER 15 | buy tickets >




Six contemporary dance makers take the stage in a program with an equally differing array of styles. New works from Liam Scarlett and NYCB's Troy Schumacher, whose own BalletCollective was recently deemed a “real discovery” by The New York Times, precede the New York premiere of Ballet Master Jean-Pierre Frohlich’s Varied Trio (in four), a collection of short dances for a single couple. Wheeldon’s After the Rain pas de deux and the season’s only performances of Martins’ tango-inflected Todo Buenos Aires and Peck’s puzzle of shifting shapes In Creases complete the evening.