ON STAGE THIS SPRING
New York City Ballet is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jonathan Stafford as Artistic Director of NYCB and the School of American Ballet, and Wendy Whelan as Associate Artistic Director of NYCB.
Photographed at One World Observatory in New York City. Credit: Christopher Lane/Getty Images.
It’s been 50 years since the premiere of Jerome Robbins’ beloved ballet Dances at a Gathering, created after a 13-year absence from the ballet world. His resulting ode to Chopin drew on 18 of the composer’s pieces, including mazurkas, waltzes, and études, while his choreography — like the many heel-toe steps — nodded to the music’s underlying folk origins.
On its surface, Dances evokes a romantic feel, but Robbins didn’t let it rest there. Writing about Chopin in his journal, he noted, “He’s rough & painful & loving. He is full of stabbing notes and kissing notes.” In keeping with Robbins’ observation, the piece’s five female and five male dancers flit and fly about the stage, flirting and coy and capricious, each moment reflecting the joy and complexity he clearly found in Chopin’s music.
Celebrate the ballet’s golden anniversary with us when it appears on the Classic NYCB II program, MAY 11 eve, 17, 21, 22.
This spring, stop by the gift shop kiosk on the Promenade Level of the Koch Theater where we’ll be offering a limited run of the Acne Studios x New York City Ballet tee and purse that were part of its dance inspired Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Also offered are the few remaining prints of the rare, circa 1970s Donn Matus silkscreen poster.
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When revisiting the pas de quatre in The Times Are Racing, Corps de Ballet Member Gretchen Smith describes how dancing in sneakers instead of pointe shoes changes the way she approaches a role. Catch Resident Choreographer Justin Peck's exhilarating sneaker ballet on the Symphonic & Electronic program, MAY 25 mat & 26.
The Museum of Modern Art showcases NYCB Co-Founder Lincoln Kirstein’s contributions to American cultural life with the exhibition Lincoln Kirstein's Modern, on display MAR 17 – JUN 15.
Credit: George Platt Lynes (American, 1907–1955). Lincoln Kirstein. c. 1948. Gelatin silver print, 9 1/2 × 7 ¾ in. (24.2 × 19.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Russell Lynes © 2019 Estate of George Platt Lynes
Sara Mearns explores an entirely different side of her dancing when performing in Balanchine's vampy Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Experience this vivacious ballet on the Symphonic & Electronic program, MAY 25 mat & 26.
Tiler Peck breaks down the Divertissement pas de deux in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, explaining why it’s her favorite Balanchine pas de deux to dance and how it feels like it was tailor-made for her and fellow Principal Dancer Tyler Angle. A welcome rite of spring, A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to close our 19/20 Season MAY 28 - JUN 2.
The choreographers of New York City Ballet have been dazzling audiences for decades with their imaginative ideas and fancy footwork. Join us MAY 25 as we learn about key choreographers, past and present, who have shaped the Company’s history. Your child will even get to learn some iconic ballet moves!
There's still time to save on Spring 2019 performances.
Celebrate Jerome Robbins’ centennial with a limited edition exclusive cuff bracelet or pendant featuring an abstracted detail of Tanaquil LeClerq’s costume for The Cage.
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