ALL BALANCHINE

WINTER 2015
 

ALL BALANCHINE III
HEAR THE DANCE: ITALY


  Square Dance (Vivaldi, Corelli)
Harlequinade (Drigo)


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Two outwardly disparate Balanchine works are united on one program by the commonality of their Italian musical heritage and upbeat aftereffect. Noting the shared emphasis on structure and ebullient spirit, Balanchine married American folk dance and classical ballet for Square Dance. At the opposite end of the spectrum is Harlequinade, a two-act story ballet in the commedia dell’arte style offering something for every dancegoer: a charming story with the moral of prevailing love, a variety of fanciful and funny characters, vivid sets and costumes, and a slew of supporting roles for students from the School of American Ballet.