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Thursday May 4, 2017 7:00 PM

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Seizing the momentum of the Here/Now Festival, the 2017 Spring Gala features a world premiere from Alexei Ratmansky, joining his four preceding works for the Company, also onstage during the four-week festival.

David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
1 Hr. 33 Min.


  • Jeu de Cartes

    • Music by: Igor Stravinsky
    • Choreography by: Peter Martins
    • Principal Casting: MAY 4, 6 mat: Megan Fairchild, Joseph Gordon*, Harrison Ball*, Aaron Sanz*

      MAY 6 eve, 7: Erica Pereira*, Harrison Coll*, Sebastian Villarini-Velez*, Alec Knight* (*First time in role)

    With a poker table backdrop for dancers dressed as playing cards, the whimsical Jeu de Cartes pairs fleet-footed choreography with Stravinsky's boisterous and wildly rhythmic score.

  • After the Rain Pas de Deux

    • Music by: Arvo Pärt
    • Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon
    • Principal Casting: MAY 4, 6 mat & eve, 7: Maria Kowroski**, Ask la Cour** (**NYC Debut)

    Full of heartfelt emotion, this simple yet stirring pas de deux leaves audiences in silent awe. 

  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux

    • Music by: Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: MAY 4: Ashley Bouder, Andrew Veyette

    A virtuosic ballet, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux is brief, beautiful, and beloved – an adrenaline rush for both dancers and audiences.

  • New Ratmansky (Desyatnikov)

    • Music by: Leonid Desyatnikov
    • Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
    • Principal Casting: MAY 4, 6 mat: Sara Mearns*, Tiler Peck*, Sterling Hyltin*, Amar Ramasar*, Taylor Stanley* (replaces Anthony Huxley), Joaquin De Luz*

      MAY 6 eve, 7: Unity Phelan*, Ashley Bouder*, Megan Fairchild*, Tyler Angle*, Taylor Stanley, Daniel Ulbricht* (*First time in role)

    Ratmansky’s fifth NYCB work is set to “Sketches to Sunset,” a collection of incidental pieces composed by fellow Russian Leonid Desyatnikov for the 1990 film Sunset, including a mix of tango and klezmer music.

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