A Radiant Display of the Prodigious Composer’s Multi-Faceted Presence in NYCB’s Repertory
Two Balanchine ballets join one by Robbins, in a progression from the elegiac, to the romantic, to the resplendent. Balanchine’s late work Mozartiana is among his most serenely beautiful dances, with its meditative mood and elegant black costuming. For his Andantino, Robbins choreographed a charming pas de deux infused with effortless drama to the shimmering second movement of Tschaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. And Diamonds, the concluding section of Jewels, is an opulent display of classicism paying tribute to the golden age of the Russian ballet.
Ballets on this Program
Mozartiana’s prayerful opening will touch your spirit and the upbeat theme and variations that follows builds to pure exhilaration.
Set to the lilting second movement of Tschaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Andantino is infused with a sense of sweetness and unforced drama.
With its symphonic Tschaikovsky score, Diamonds venerates the regality of Balanchine's native Russia for an elegant and romantic experience.