Polaris

Choreography by: Myles Thatcher

Music by: William Walton

Named for the renowned celestial North Star guide, Polaris’s cast of eight mimic the stars, mixing and mingling as a singular body to form myriad constellations, led by a lone dancer searching for her own source of direction. 



For his first work for New York City Ballet, choreographer Myles Thatcher, a dancer with San Francisco Ballet since 2010, chose Allegramente, the first movement of William Walton’s Piano Quartet in D Minor. With costumes by Lebanese-born, Paris-trained fashion designer Zuhair Murad, and lighting by Mark Stanley, the ballet for eight dancers premiered at the NYCB Fall 2015 gala.

Performances

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Credits

Music
Piano Quartet in D Minor (1921, revised 1974)
Premiere
September 30, 2015, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Tiler Peck, Emilie Gerrity, Ashly Isaacs, Craig Hall, Daniel Applebaum, Ghaleb Kayali, Andrew Scordato, Taylor Stanley

Length
13 Min.
Costumes by
Zuhair Murad, supervised by Marc Happel
Lighting by
Mark Stanley