The Company’s evolution through the commissioning of new works is displayed in this program featuring ballets from three leading choreographers: Alexei Ratmansky’s multi-hued ballet inspired by Mussorgsky’s celebrated piano suite; Mauro Bigonzetti’s folk-inflected Oltremare, a dramatic rumination on the immigrant experience; and Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Justin Peck’s ballet danced to the famous Aaron Copland score, distinctive in its structure for its all-male corps de ballet.
Running time: 2 hrs. 12 min.
- Music by: Modest Mussorgsky
- Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky
Like the ever-changing Wassily Kandinsky watercolors that set the stage, Pictures at an Exhibition’s ten dancers move in varying combinations to display a plethora of emotion, from raw and wild to solemn and soulful.
- Music by: Bruno Moretti
- Choreography by: Mauro Bigonzetti
Brooding and intensely physical, Oltremare depicts the journey toward a new life with both its struggles and adrenaline-rising anticipation.
- Music by: Aaron Copland
- Choreography by: Justin Peck
A plotless take on Aaron Copland’s well known Americana score, Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes pairs a lone woman with a cast of 15 jocular, energetic, and charming male dancers for a fresh and thrilling adventure that audiences adore.