Hallelujah Junction (Adams/Martins)
  A Place for Us (Previn, Bernstein/Wheeldon)
  The Goldberg Variations (Bach/Robbins)

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Returning after a seven-year hiatus, The Goldberg Variations is preceded by two acclaimed contemporary works for one night only. Hallelujah Junction, one of Martins’ most popular works, sends its dancers across the stage in waves punctuated by the gently hovering pas de deux at its center. Wheeldon’s A Place for Us highlights the interpersonal charisma of its two dancers, who at one point dart around and interact with shifting patterns of light. Robbins’ take on The Goldberg Variations pays homage to the architectural keyboard score of its namesake, seamlessly transitioning from formal dance and gesture to modern movements and attire, and then inversing the relationship.


  Raymonda Variations (Glazounov/Balanchine)
  Morgen (R. Strauss/Martins)
  N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (Prince/Robbins)

This quintessential program features works by the three choreographers that are most closely associated with NYCB's celebrated repertory. Raymonda Variations is a flurry of ballet technique featuring a series of impressive solos at its center. Morgen's three couples drift through a lakeside scene dancing a series of romantic pas de deux accented by complex turns and daring lifts, while exchanging partners in their search for romance. The dancers take off their pointe shoes and don sneakers for N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, a reflection of the post-war era when city streets were bustling with teens moving to cool jazz and angst-ridden beats.

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