All Balanchine IV
OCT 7 eve, 13, 15
A BREATHTAKING DISPLAY OF BALANCHINE’S RANGE IN STYLES
Balanchine’s ability to define music through dance, with infinite variety, marks all the ballets here. Concerto Barocco channels the delicacy and refinement of its Bach score through a pure-dance vocabulary that amplifies the music’s power. The elemental, alternately driving and melodic music of Prokofiev became the basis for one of the choreographer’s most dramatically powerful works, Prodigal Son, a retelling of the Biblical tale that is also distinguished for its designs by the great French painter Georges Rouault. And Bizet’s endlessly scintillating score proved a perfect match for Balanchine’s mastery of all aspects of classical technique in the enduring favorite Symphony in C.
Ballets on this Program
One of Balanchine’s greatest masterpieces, Concerto Barocco is music made visible as two elegant yet dynamic lead ballerinas each depict one of the instrumental soloists in a virtuosic double violin concerto.
The ultimate story of sin and redemption, Prodigal Son's powerful message, expressive score, and dramatic movement make it eternally impactful.
Symphony in C
A grand classical masterpiece, Symphony in C dazzles audiences with over 50 dancers covered in Swarovski elements and a spectacular finale uniting the entire cast.