Saturday at the Ballet
with George

Join us on January 23 for our annual Saturday at the Ballet with George celebration, a full day of activities including two all-Balanchine performances, recognizing NYCB Founder George Balanchine’s birthday and showcasing the mastery of this 20th-century choreographer.




10:30 AM – 11:45 PM // BALLET ESSENTIALS

Appropriate for participants ages 21+ | ON SALE DEC 6, 2015 at NOON
Ticket Required: $27
Location: John and Barbara Vogelstein Studio
David H. Koch Theater
Enter via Box Office Lobby

Experience New York City Ballet in a whole new way in this 75-minute movement workshop intended for adults with little or no dance training. New York City Ballet dancers lead participants through a ballet warm-up and movement combinations with choreography inspired by some of Balanchine’s most revered works. Workshop also includes a brief Q&A with the artists.

Unfortunately this event is sold out.


12:45 – 1:30 PM // CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP

Appropriate for families with children ages 5 to 8
Ticket Required: $12 (children and adults)
Location: John and Barbara Vogelstein Studio
David H. Koch Theater
Enter via Box Office Lobby

Join the artists of New York City Ballet in this 45-minute pre-performance exploration of the music, movement, and themes from George Balanchine’s works. NYCB Teaching Artists guide children in a ballet warm-up and movement combination, concluding in a lively performance for accompanying family and friends. No prior dance training needed.

Unfortunately, this event is sold out.


1-1:45 PM // LIVE MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF THE NYCB ORCHESTRA

Free Event with Matinee Performance Ticket
Location: Promenade


1:45 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 – $170
Location: Auditorium
Beginning with a curtain welcome marking the occasion, this all-Balanchine program features some of his most luminous works, from the wild abandon of Walpurgisnacht Ballet to the sparkling refinement of Symphony in C.

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5:15 – 6:15 PM // BALANCHINE'S TSCHAIKOVSKY PAS DE DEUX: AN INSIDE LOOK

Ticket Required: Free event
Location: Auditorium

George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux is a nine-minute adrenaline rush for both performers and audience members alike. Join us for this rare opportunity as Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins coaches advanced students from the School of American Ballet on the intricacies and technical aspects of this ballet. The program concludes with a breathtaking performance by NYCB Company members in the winter’s only performance of this exhilarating ballet.

Unfortunately, this event is sold out.


7 – 7:45 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 – $170
Location: Auditorium
Opening with a special curtain welcome to celebrate the occasion, the three ballets on this program highlight multiplicity of Balanchine’s inspirations, ranging from virtuoso dancing to graceful romance.

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Programs subject to change. Facility and handling fees are waived on tickets for Free Events when ordered by phone, online, or in person at the David H. Koch Theater. Standard fees apply when ordering performance tickets.