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Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:30 PM

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A world premiere from Justin Peck, in his fourth collaboration with Oscar-nominated composer Sufjan Stevens, highlights this annual program honoring Balanchine’s birthday. The premiere is joined by encore viewings of Kyle Abraham’s first NYCB work, featuring an eclectic soundtrack mixing composer Nico Muhly, singer James Blake, and hip-hop from Jay-Z and Kanye West, and the first full performances of the internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman since 1994.

David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs. 8 min.


  • Herman Schmerman

    • Music by: Thom Willems (commissioned for The Diamond Project)
    • Choreography by: William Forsythe
    • Principal Casting: JAN 31 & FEB 3: Sara Mearns*, Naomi Corti+* (replaces Sterling Hyltin*), Unity Phelan*, Tiler Peck*, Harrison Ball*, Joseph Gordon*, Tyler Angle*
      FEB 9 mat, 10: Emily Kikta*, Sterling Hyltin*, Unity Phelan, Tiler Peck, Anthony Huxley*, Joseph Gordon, Tyler Angle
      FEB 27 & MAR 2 eve: Sara Mearns, Brittany Pollack*, Indiana Woodward*, Megan LeCrone*, Harrison Ball, Devin Alberda*, Aaron Sanz*
      *First Time in Role, +Apprentice

    Forsythe’s angular, contemporary choreography, paired with an electronic score by his long-time collaborator Thom Willems, is on full display in the first complete staging of this ballet in over two decades.

  • Principia (New Peck 1)

    • Music by: Sufjan Stevens, orchestrated by Timo Andres
    • Choreography by: Justin Peck
    • Principal Casting: JAN 31 (World Premiere), FEB 3, 9 mat, 10, 27 & MAR 2 eve: Claire Kretzschmar*, Brittany Pollack*, Tiler Peck*, Harrison Coll*, Taylor Stanley*, Daniel Applebaum*
      *First Time in Role

    Set to a commissioned score for full orchestra, this will be Justin Peck’s fourth collaboration with Oscar-nominated composer Sufjan Stevens.

  • The Runaway (New Abraham)

    • Music by: Nico Muhly, Kanye West, Jay-Z, James Blake, with additional artists
    • Choreography by: Kyle Abraham in collaboration with NYCB
    • Principal Casting: JAN 31, FEB 3, 9 mat, 10, 27 & MAR 2 eve: Ashley Bouder, Sara Mearns, Georgina Pazcoguin, Taylor Stanley, Peter Walker, Roman Mejia, Spartak Hoxha*, Christopher Grant*
      *First Time in Role

    Kyle Abraham’s choreographic perspective takes center stage in a work fusing modern and classical technique, accented by dramatic lighting, imaginative costumes by Giles Deacon, and an eclectic soundtrack mixing composer Nico Muhly, singer James Blake, and hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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Performance Extras

  • Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 at 7:10 PM
    David H. Koch Theater
    First Position Discussions
    Free for all ticket holders, these informal discussions on the program begin 20 minutes before curtain on the right side of the Fourth Ring and during intermission/s.

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