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Friday May 8, 2015 8:00 PM

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From colorfully impressionistic to bright and precise, Balanchine was drawn to impassioned French music.

  • Location:

  • David H. Koch Theater
  • Running Time:

ALL BALANCHINE
HEAR THE DANCE: FRANCE

  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet

    • Music by: Charles Gounod
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine, staged by Brigitte Thom
    • Principal Casting: May 22, 29
      Sara Mearns, Ask la Cour (replaces Adrian Danchig-Waring), Erica Pereira, Kristen Segin, Alina Dronova

      May 31 Mat & Eve
      Sara Mearns, Ask la Cour (replaces Adrian Danchig-Waring), Lauren Lovette, Sarah Villwock, Ashly Isaacs

    Walpurgisnacht Ballet is a rippling of neoclassical choreography, ending with a surging climax that sends its ballerinas soaring across the stage.

  • Sonatine

    • Music by: Maurice Ravel
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine

    The refined simplicity and emotional interactions of Balanchine’s rarely-seen Sonatine evoke the elegance of the French artists on which it was made.
     

  • La Valse

    • Music by: Maurice Ravel
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine

    Within a cavernous ballroom, La Valse presents a young woman at once horrified and fascinated by her own vanity, seduced by the figure of Death.
     

  • Symphony in C

    • Music by: Georges Bizet
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine*
    • Principal Casting: May 6 & 7
      First Movement: Abi Stafford, Andrew Veyette; Second Movement: Maria Kowroski, Tyler Angle; Third Movement: Ashly Isaacs*, Gonzalo Garcia; Fourth Movement: Lauren King, Adrian Danchig-Waring
      May 10 Eve & 11 Mat
      First Movement: Tiler Peck*, Zachary Catazaro (replaces Chase Finlay); Second Movement: Sara Mearns, Jared Angle*; Third Movement: Erica Pereira, Antonio Carmena; Fourth Movement: Lauren King, Sean Suozzi
      May 13
      First Movement: Tiler Peck, Zachary Catazaro (replaces Chase Finlay); Second Movement: Teresa Reichlen, Tyler Angle; Third Movement: Ashly Issacs, Gonzalo Garcia; Fourth Movement: Ashley Laracey*, Taylor Stanley
      (*first time in role)
       

    Symphony in C is a classical ballet that sparkles with over 50 dancers covered in Swarovski elements and a spectacular finale with the full cast onstage.

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