Saturday at the Ballet
with George

Join us on January 21 for our annual Saturday at the Ballet with George celebration, recognizing NYCB Founder George Balanchine’s birthday and showcasing the mastery of this 20th-century choreographer.




1 PM // LIVE MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF THE NYCB ORCHESTRA

Free Event with Matinee Performance Ticket
Location: Promenade


1:40 PM // FIRST POSITION DISCUSSION

Free Event with Matinee Performance Ticket
Location: Fourth Ring Theater Right Side
 
Gather on the theater’s Fourth Ring for an informative discussion prior to the performance and during intermissions. NYCB docents will provide details on the ballets being performed in the afternoon’s program, including insights into the music and George Balanchine’s choreographic process.


2 PM // MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Ticket Required: $30 – $175
Location: Auditorium

Beginning with a curtain welcome marking the occasion, this all-Balanchine program features three of Balanchine’s most beloved narrative ballets, from a somber sleepwalker leaving tragedy in her wake to the flickering flame of a Firebird heralding the demise of an evil sorcerer.

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7 PM // LIVE MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF THE NYCB ORCHESTRA

Free Event with Evening Performance Ticket
Location: Promenade


7:40 PM // FIRST POSITION DISCUSSION

Free Event with Evening Performance Ticket
Location: Fourth Ring Theater Right Side

Gather on the theater’s Fourth Ring for an informative discussion prior to the performance and during intermissions. NYCB docents will provide details on the ballets being performed in the evening’s program, including insights into the music and George Balanchine’s choreographic process.


8 PM // EVENING PERFORMANCE

Ticket Required: $30 – $175
Location: Auditorium

Opening with a special curtain welcome to celebrate the occasion, this thrilling program of one-act ballets features Balanchine’s retelling of the Prodigal Son parable. The ultimate story of sin and redemption, this groundbreaking work features a beguiling Siren who leads a capricious young man down a trail of loss and forgiveness.

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Programs subject to change. Standard fees apply when ordering performance tickets.

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