Bartók Ballet

Choreography by: Pam Tanowitz

Music by: Béla Bartόk

New York-based choreographer Pam Tanowitz known for her post-modern treatment of the classical dance vocabulary will lead the Classic NYCB program this spring with her first premiere for the Company.

Bartók Ballet is Pam Tanowitz’s first work for New York City Ballet. The ballet for 11 dancers is set to Béla Bartók’s String Quartet No. 5. It features costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung and lighting by NYCB’s Resident Lighting Director Mark Stanley. Tanowitz conceived the framework for Bartók Ballet as part of the Women’s Choreography Initiative at American Ballet Theatre in the Fall of 2017.

All Spring 2019 performances of Bartók Ballet feature guest musicians FLUX Quartet:

Tom Chiu, violin
Conrad Harris, violin
Masumi Rostad, viola (special guest)
Felix Fan, cello

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Credits

Music
String Quartet No. 5, performed by guest musical ensemble FLUX Quartet
Premiere
May 2, 2019, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Indiana Woodward, Gretchen Smith, Sarah Villwock, Miriam Miller, Mira Nadon, Rachel Hutsell, Emily Kikta, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Kennard Henson, Jonathan Fahoury

Length
35 min.
Costumes by
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Lighting by
Mark Stanley