From a breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia, to his most recent creation, American Rhapsody, we salute Christopher Wheeldon in our second ever program dedicated exclusively to his NYCB roots.
Mercurial Manoeuvres accents the wit in Shostakovich’s concerto, pairing dramatic movements with the peaks and valleys of the composer’s dynamic music.
Regarded as one of Wheeldon's breakthrough contemporary works, Polyphonia's four couples wind their way through ten eerily melodious Ligeti selections.
This contemplative pas de deux has a hushed, mystical quality as two dancers separate and return to one another with ever increasing intensity before disappearing into the darkness together.
Tony Award-winner (An American in Paris) and former NYCB Resident Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon draws upon his recent Broadway success in his latest NYCB creation, set to Gershwin’s popular Rhapsody in Blue.