Three Pioneering Works Explore Ballet’s New Frontier
Two contemporary choreographers create their first main stage works for New York City Ballet on this forward-looking program. Andrea Miller, founder of the Brooklyn-based company GALLIM and the first choreographer to be named artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has emerged as one of the most sought-after dancemakers working today. Choreographer and educator Sidra Bell’s work has been acclaimed as “brainy, exuberant and audacious,” establishing a high international profile for the founder of Sidra Bell Dance New York and the award-winning MODULE Laboratory. Their adventurous choreography reflects the inquisitive ethos of Balanchine, whose zesty paean to the Wild West of popular myth, Western Symphony, concludes the evening on an exuberant note.
*For the September 30 gala only, Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces will be performed in place of Western Symphony.