From April 21 through May 29, New York City Ballet presents digital streams of two ballets a week, along with a full slate of other online programming, including new podcast episodes and livestreamed movement classes for all ages, to coincide with the dates of our now-cancelled Spring 2020 performances at Lincoln Center.
DIGITAL SEASON PERFORMANCES
Every Tuesday and Friday at 8 PM EDT, catch works from the NYCB repertory for 72 hours on NYCB’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and homepage at nycballet.com. Be sure to follow, subscribe, or check back here every Monday for an announcement of each week's programming and casting.
Tuesday, May 26
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George Balanchine’s Donizetti Variations, filmed on January 28, 2015.
Featuring Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette with New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by NYCB Resident Conductor Daniel Capps.
Introduced by former NYCB Principal Dancer and School of American Ballet Chairman of Faculty Kay Mazzo.
Friday, May 29
21st Century Choreographers
Justin Peck's Easy, filmed on May 3, 2018 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Claire Kretzschmar, Unity Phelan, Indiana Woodward, Preston Chamblee, Harrison Coll, and Sean Suozzi with clarinetist Steven Hartman and the New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton.
Pam Tanowitz's Bartók Ballet (excerpt), filmed on May 2, 2019 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Indiana Woodward, Sarah Villwock, Miriam Miller, Mira Nadon, Rachel Hutsell, Emily Kikta, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Jonathan Fahoury with FLUX Quartet, guest musicians.
Alexei Ratmansky's Voices (excerpt), filmed on January 30, 2020 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Lauren Lovette, Ask la Cour, Joseph Gordon, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Roman Mejia, Andrew Veyette with NYCB Solo Pianist Stephen Gosling.
Gianna Reisen's Composer’s Holiday (excerpt), filmed on September 28, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Christina Clark, Emma Von Enck, Gilbert Bolden III, Roman Mejia with NYCB Orchestra Concertmaster Arturo Delmoni and NYCB Solo Pianist Susan Walters.
Kyle Abraham's The Runaway (excerpt), filmed on January 31, 2019.
Featuring Taylor Stanley and NYCB Solo Pianist Nancy McDill
Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing (excerpt), filmed on January 26, 2017 (world premiere performance).
Featuring Robert Fairchild and Justin Peck.
Mauro Bigonzetti's Oltremare (excerpt), filmed on April 23, 2019.
Featuring Maria Kowroski, Brittany Pollack*, Georgina Pazcoguin, Megan LeCrone, Tyler Angle, Andrew Veyette, Peter Walker, and Christopher Grant* (*first time in role) with the New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton.
Introduced by NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck.
CITY BALLET THE PODCAST
Beginning April 20, each Monday will see a new release from City Ballet The Podcast, with nine all-new episodes featuring discussions on some of the ballets included in the digital season programming.
The season will begin with a never-before released See the Music episode featuring NYCB Conductor Daniel Capps and the NYCB Orchestra in an exploration of Tschaikovsky’s score for Allegro Brillante that was recorded live during a performance on September 30, 2018. NYCB Music Director Andrew Litton will introduce the episode.
Additional episodes will feature NYCB dancers Silas Farley, Claire Kretzschmar, and Aarón Sanz hosting conversations with current and former NYCB artists, including Patricia McBride who will discuss George Balanchine’s Rubies. City Ballet The Podcast is available at podcast.nycballet.com and anywhere you get your podcasts, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and the iHeartRadio app.
WEDNESDAY WITH WENDY
Every Wednesday at 5 PM EDT, join us for Wednesday With Wendy, a series of ballet-inspired movement classes taught by NYCB Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan on Instagram Live. Suitable for people of all ages and levels of training, each class will also be available after the livestream concludes on NYCB’s IGTV channel.
Watch on Instagram Live
BALLET ESSENTIALS ONLINE
Fans around the world can now attend Ballet Essentials, NYCB's in-demand movement workshops online. Each Ballet Essentials workshop will be conducted by NYCB artists who will lead viewers through a ballet warm-up and movement combination inspired by iconic works by Balanchine, Robbins, and other choreographers. These workshops are suitable for people of all ages and training and air Monday and Thursdays at 6 PM EDT. Registration is required.
(Please note that Ballet Essentials Online are hosted on the Thinkific platform, and users will need to create an account to register. Existing logins and passwords for nycballet.com will not work on this platform.)
Join the artists of New York City Ballet for a series of lively Saturday and Sunday morning movement activities, perfect for children ages 3-8. Each 20-minute virtual Ballet Break will include a warm-up and choreography inspired by some of NYCB's most beloved ballets. Tune in at at 11 AM EDT/8 AM PDT to get your little ones moving with NYCB. Registration is required.
NYCB RELIEF FUND
NYCB has also created a special Relief Fund to ensure the company’s future during this extraordinary and challenging time. If you enjoy this programming, please consider making a donation on our website, or text BALLET to 31996.