FALL 2019 | SEPT 17–OCT 13
SEPT 17, 19, 20, 21 mat & eve
RUBIES (Stravinsky/ Balanchine)
Ever since it made its debut more than 50 years ago, to both critical acclaim and extraordinary popular success, George Balanchine’s Jewels
has maintained its place as a gleaming highlight of the international repertory.
Balanchine + Wheeldon
SEPT 18, 22, 24
RAYMONDA VARIATIONS (Glazounov/Balanchine)
VARIATIONS POUR UNE PORTE ET UN SOUPIR (Henry/Balanchine)
DGV: DANSE À GRANDE VITESSE(Nyman/Wheeldon)
Two diverse ballets from Balanchine, including a bravura display of classical technique and an avant-garde exploration of movement, join Christopher Wheeldon’s propulsive large-scale contemporary work.
SEPT 25, 28 mat, 29, OCT 1, 4
VALSE FANTAISIE (Glinka)
KAMMERMUSIK NO. 2 (Hindemith)
UNION JACK (British sources adapt. by Kay)
The range of Balanchine’s choreography and musicality are illuminated in this varied program, including the return of Union Jack
, a big-hearted and boisterous tribute to the United Kingdom.
SEPT 27, 28 eve, OCT 2, 6, 13
OPUS 19/THE DREAMER (Prokofiev/Robbins)
NEW LOVETTE — World Premiere
NEW LIANG — World Premiere
SYMPHONY IN C (Bizet/Balanchine)
In a program that honors the past while looking to the future, works by our founding choreographers bookend premieres from Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette and BalletMet Artistic Director and former NYCB Soloist Edwaard Liang.
Robbins + Peck
OCT 3, 5 mat, 8, 9, 11
DANCES AT A GATHERING (Chopin/Robbins)
EVERYWHERE WE GO (Stevens/Peck)
Resident Choreographer Justin Peck comes together with Founding Choreographer Jerome Robbins in a program featuring two epic ballets, complementary in their unique and colorful styles of movement.
Masters at Work: Balanchine & Cunningham
OCT 5 eve, 10, 12 mat & eve
TSCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 (Tschaikovsky/Balanchine)
In homage to legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham on his centennial, the Company revives Summerspace
, a work highlighting the shimmering fluidity of his movement, alongside two beloved Balanchine ballets.
is presented as part of the Merce Cunningham Centennial.
WINTER 2020 | JAN 21–MAR 1
Stravinsky & Balanchine
JAN 21, 23, 26, FEB 1 mat, 2
MONUMENTUM PRO GESUALDO
MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Celebrating one of the most fruitful 20th-century collaborations, this program features one of Balanchine’s more rarely performed works, the witty and colorfully exuberant Danses Concertantes
JAN 22, 24, 25 mat & eve, 28, 29
ALLEGRO BRILLANTE (Tschaikovsky)
LA SOURCE (Delibes)
FIREBIRD (Stravinsky/Balanchine, Robbins)
Contrasting Balanchine works illustrate the variety of his imagination, including the always enchanting Firebird
, complete with fantastical characters and Chagall’s striking scenery, and the lighthearted tutu ballet La Source
JAN 30, 31, FEB 4, 7, 8 mat, 12
NEW RATMANSKY—World Premiere
A new ballet by Alexei Ratmansky premieres alongside Wheeldon’s celebrated Polyphonia
and encore performances of the Peck Spring 2019 premiere, bringing together works from three of the most acclaimed dance-makers creating today.
Balanchine + Peck
FEB 1 eve*, 5, 8 eve, 11, 13
IN CREASES (Glass/Peck)
BRAHMS-SCHOENBERG QUARTET (Brahms, orch. by Schoenberg/ Balanchine)
Two dances from Justin Peck, his rhapsodic Belles-Lettres
and the mesmerizing In Creases
, are united with an ebullient Balanchine classic that culminates in an intoxicating gypsy finale, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet
*For FEB 1 eve only, George Balanchine’s Firebird will be performed in place of Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet.
Classic NYCB I
FEB 6, 9, 25, 29 mat
HAIEFF DIVERTIMENTO (Haieff/Balanchine)
RODEO: FOUR DANCE EPISODES (Copland/Peck)
In tribute to Paul Taylor, the Company stages Episodes
, including the rarely seen solo originated by the late dance-maker, along with revivals of Balanchine’s charming Haieff Divertimento
and Robbins’ jazzy pas de trois Concertino
FEB 14, 15 mat & eve, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 mat & eve, 23
(Tschaikovsky/Martins after Petipa, Ivanov, Balanchine)
Perhaps the most beloved of all classical ballets, Swan Lake
combines a mythical tale of love and loss with the music of Tschaikovsky at his most rapturously beautiful, elevating the beauty and drama of this enduring masterpiece.
Classic NYCB II
FEB 26, 27, 28, 29 eve, MAR 1
IN G MAJOR (Ravel/Robbins)
NEW PECK (Muhly)—World Premiere
DGV: DANSE À GRANDE VITESSE (Nyman/Wheeldon)
For his newest work, Justin Peck will choreograph to a commissioned score by acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly, in a program also highlighted by Wheeldon’s charging, minimalist DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
SPRING 2020 | APR 21–MAY 31
21st Century Choreographers I
APR 21, 23, 28, 29, 30, MAY 1*
YEAR OF THE RABBIT (Stevens/Peck)
Illustrating the Company’s ever-expanding repertory of original works, this program includes encore viewings of Lovette’s fall premiere and Wheeldon’s Estancia
, an Argentine romance complemented by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava’s evocative sets.
*For MAY 1 only, Gianna Reisen’s Composer’s Holiday and Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth will be performed in place of Lauren Lovette’s Fall 2019 premiere.
21st Century Choreographers II
APR 22, 25 eve, 26, MAY 2 mat & eve
EVERYWHERE WE GO (Stevens/Peck)
Ratmansky’s winter premiere returns in the spring, paired with Peck’s epic Everywhere We Go
, a geometric nine-movement journey featuring a cast of 25 dancers emboldened by a swelling Sufjan Stevens score.
21st Century Choreographers III
APR 24, 25 mat, MAY 3, 5
COMPOSER’S HOLIDAY (Foss/Reisen)
NEW TANOWITZ —World Premiere
Highlighting a quartet of choreographers, this program features a new ballet from Pam Tanowitz, along with Gianna Reisen’s vivacious first NYCB work, Wheeldon’s quietly mystical pas de deux, and Peck’s romantic ensemble piece.
All Balanchine I
MAY 6, 8, 10, 23 eve
DIVERTIMENTO FROM ‘LE BAISER DE LA FÉE’ (Stravinsky)
LA VALSE (Ravel)
This colorful collection of Balanchine marvels includes a foreboding divertimento inspired by a dark fairytale, the sensational middle section from the full-length Jewels
, and the beguiling fate of a young woman seduced by the figure of Death.
21st Century Choreographers IV
MAY 9 mat, 12, 16 mat
THIS BITTER EARTH (Richter, Otis/Wheeldon)
NEW PECK (Muhly)
A world premiere from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts, his first creation for NYCB, joins repeat performances of new works by Liang and Peck, along with a lyrical Wheeldon pas de deux.
Masters at Work: Balanchine & Robbins
MAY 9 eve, 13, 16 eve, 22
PIANO PIECES (Tschaikovsky/Robbins)
SYLVIA: PAS DE DEUX (Delibes/Balanchine)
THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS (Hindemith/Balanchine)
Two rarities — Robbins’ folk-inflected Piano Pieces
, last seen onstage over a decade ago, and Balanchine’s grand pas de deux, returning after a 25-year hiatus — precede a Black & White masterpiece with unceasing appeal.
All Balanchine II
MAY 14, 15, 17, 19
DONIZETTI VARIATIONS (Donizetti)
TSCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 (Tschaikovsky)
The charm and effervescence of the smile-inducing Donizetti Variations
is paired with the breathtaking classical grandeur of Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
, featuring all-new costumes adorned with thousands of Swarovski crystals.
All Balanchine III
MAY 20, 21, 23 mat, 24
CONCERTO BAROCCO (Bach)
KAMMERMUSIK NO. 2 (Hindemith)
VIENNA WALTZES (J. Strauss II, Lehár, R. Strauss)
Music from three centuries converges in a dynamic program illustrating three distinct atmospheres: the simple elegance of Concerto Barocco
, striking angularity of Kammermusik No. 2
, and grand opulence of Vienna Waltzes
A Midsummer Night's Dream
MAY 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 mat & eve, 31
Balanchine’s full-length adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most cherished comedies, a lush production never long absent from the repertory since its debut in 1962, closes the season with Mendelssohn’s alluring and iconic melodies.