Saturday at the Ballet
with George

Join us on January 27 for our 8th annual Saturday at the Ballet with George celebration, recognizing NYCB Founder George Balanchine’s birthday and showcasing the mastery of this 20th-century choreographer.



 

11 AM – 12PM // INSIDE NYCB: THE LEGACY OF GEORGE BALANCHINE'S APOLLO

Ticket Required: $20
Location: Auditorium

Join us as we explore the masterwork George Balanchine referred to as the “turning point” in his life: Apollo. Choreographed in 1928 for the Ballets Russes, Apollo is one of the oldest Balanchine ballets in NYCB’s repertory and the first major work created with his long-time collaborator Igor Stravinsky. See Apollo anew at this presentation hosted by Principal Dancer Adrian Danchig-Waring.

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1 PM – 1:45 PM // LIVE MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF THE NYCB ORCHESTRA

Free Event with Matinee Performance Ticket
Location: Promenade

 

2 PM // MATINEE PERFORMANCE

Ticket Required: $30 – $185
Location: Auditorium

Beginning with a curtain welcome marking the occasion, this program spans the breadth of our founder’s illustrious career. The early international success Apollo presents the young god attending to the muses of poetry, mime, and dance; Cortège Hongrois showcases a magnificent pageant of classical dance; and the late masterpiece Mozartiana crescendos from hushed prayer to pure virtuosity.

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7 – 7:45 PM // LIVE MUSIC BY MEMBERS OF THE NYCB ORCHESTRA

Free Event with Evening Performance Ticket
Location: Promenade

 

8 PM // EVENING PERFORMANCE

Ticket Required: $30 – $185
Location: Auditorium

Opening with a special curtain welcome to celebrate the occasion, this all-Balanchine program features three pure dance treasures illustrating his ability to create whole worlds without using scenery or story. From regal courts to hushed expanses, sparkling classicism to commanding modernity, these works conjure narratives and settings in the imagination through their costuming, music, and movement.

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  Programs subject to change. Standard fees apply when ordering performance tickets.

  BALANCHINE is a Trademark of the George Balanchine Trust.