Here/Now Festival

4 WEEKS, 22 CHOREOGRAPHERS, 43 BALLETS,
10 PROGRAMS, 2 WORLD PREMIERES




The Spring 2017 Here/Now Festival amasses 43 ballets from 22 choreographers to display NYCB’s unparalleled commitment to new work. Experience three decades of contemporary choreography commissioned by NYCB in ten, specially curated performances.  

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HERE/NOW No. 1: WHEELDON
APR 25, 28, 29 eve

  • Mercurial Manoeuvres (Shostakovich)
  • Polyphonia (Ligeti)
  • Liturgy (Pärt)
  • American Rhapsody (Gershwin)
From a breakthrough contemporary work to his most recent creation, we salute Christopher Wheeldon and his NYCB roots.

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HERE/NOW No. 2: RATMANSKY
APR 26, 29 mat, MAY 2

  • Russian Seasons (Desyatnikov)
  • Namouna: A Grand Divertissement (Lalo)
Compelling humanity and stylized storytelling unite for a program of monumental works from “the finest Russian choreographer since George Balanchine” (The New York Times).

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HERE/NOW No. 3: PECK
APR 27, 30, MAY 3

  • In Creases (Glass)
  • The Dreamers (Martinů)
  • New Blood (Reich)
  • Everywhere We Go (Stevens)
For our first ever program dedicated to the repertory of Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, we’ve amassed a selection starting with his original 2012 creation, In Creases.

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HERE/NOW No. 4
MAY 5, 9

  • Neverwhere (Muhly/Millepied)
  • Mothership (Bates/Blanc)
  • Spectral Evidence (Cage/Preljocaj)
  • The Times Are Racing (Peck/Deacon)
This boundary pushing evening of American music showcases avant-garde costumes, an electro-orchestral score, haunting theatricality, and the rare sighting of a ballet in sneakers.

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HERE/NOW No. 5
MAY 6 mat & eve, 7

  • Jeu de Cartes (Stravinsky/Martins)
  • After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon)
  • For Clara (Schumann/Lovette)
  • ten in seven (Kikta/Walker)
  • New Ratmansky
Encores of two fall premieres join Ratmansky’s newest NYCB work fresh from its spring gala debut, accompanied by the return of Martins’ fleet-footed game of cards and Wheeldon’s acclaimed pas de deux.

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HERE/NOW No. 6
MAY 10, 13 mat

  • Carousel (A Dance) (Rodgers/Wheeldon)
  • The Blue of Distance (Ravel/Binet)
  • The Infernal Machine (Rouse/Martins)
  • Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky/Ratmansky)
  • Year of the Rabbit (Stevens/Peck)
This array of audience favorites from some of today’s leading choreographers includes a variety of choreographic styles, from wistful longing to striking modernity.

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HERE/NOW No. 7
MAY 11, 13 eve

  • Ash (Torke/Martins)
  • Funérailles (Liszt/Scarlett)
  • Common Ground (Ludwig-Leone/Schumacher)
  • Oltremare (Moretti/Bigonzett)
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes (Copland/Peck)
Three decades converge to evoke daring adventure, tempestuous romance, and the anticipation of journey toward new life.

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HERE/NOW No. 8
MAY 12, 14, 18, 20 eve

  • Chiaroscuro (Germiniani/Taylor-Corbett)
  • Slice to Sharp (von Biber, Vivaldi/Elo)
  • Stabat Mater (Pergolesi/Martins)
  • The Decalogue (Stevens/Peck)
This diverse collection of fearless dancers juxtaposed with meditative movement is highlighted by a world premiere reuniting Justin Peck with indie singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens for their third NYCB collaboration in less than five years.

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HERE/NOW No. 9
MAY 16, 20 mat, 21

  • Red Angels (Einhorn/Dove)
  • Varied Trio (In Four) (Harrison/Frohlich
  • Barber Violin Concerto (Barber/Martins)
  • Polaris (Walton/Thatcher)
  • After the Rain Pas de Deux (Pärt/Wheeldon)
  • Concerto DSCH (Shostakovich/Ratmansky)
Nowhere else can you find six ballets by six different choreographers on one program, ranging from powerful athleticism to waves of dramatic emotion.

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HERE/NOW No. 10
MAY 17, 19

  • Jeux (Debussy/Brandstrup)
  • The Shimmering Asphalt (Lidberg/Lang)
  • Unframed (Boccherini, Elgar, Vasks/Lopez Ochoa)
  • Fearful Symmetries (Adams/Martins)
Encore performances of fall and winter premieres by two new-to-NYCB choreographers, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Pontus Lidberg, join with Peter Martins’ thrilling Fearful Symmetries and Kim Brandstrup’s noir-style Jeux.

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