Dances At A Gathering (Chopin/Robbins)
Everywhere We Go (Stevens/Peck)
Two monumental ballets from different eras, both celebrated for their influence on the development of the art form, are paired in this program. A staple of the repertory from Jerome Robbins is paired with a new favorite from the Company’s current resident choreographer, Justin Peck. Dances at a Gathering, a sweeping series of dances blending classical steps with folk-inflected choreography, has rarely been absent from ballet stages since it first premiered in 1969. Peck’s jubilant Everywhere We Go, first seen in 2014 and featuring a cast of 25 and a score from indie-rock composer Sufjan Stevens, has already become a landmark dance of the new century.