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Sunday October 6, 2019 3:00 PM

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In a program that honors the past while looking to the future, a pair of repertory favorites bookends two new ballets. Jerome Robbins’ scintillating, mysterious Opus 19/The Dreamer opens the program, which concludes with Balanchine’s resplendent Symphony in C. The new ballets come from Lauren Lovette, a principal dancer creating her third work for the Company, and Edwaard Liang, a former NYCB soloist and currently the artistic director of Ohio’s BalletMet.

Location:
David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs 23 min

CLASSIC NYCB

  • Opus 19/The Dreamer

    • Music by: Sergei Prokofiev
    • Choreography by: Jerome Robbins
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 27, 28: Sterling Hyltin, Gonzalo Garcia
      OCT 1: Lauren Lovette**, Taylor Stanley
      OCT 4: Sterling Hyltin, Taylor Stanley

    Originally choreographed in 1979 for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Patricia McBride, Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer focuses on the male protagonist’s elusive interactions with his ethereal counterpart. The ballet for 14 dancers is set to Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, which premiered in 1923 and has become one of the most beloved works for violin in the classical repertory.

  • New Lovette (Tan Dun)

    • Music by: Tan Dun
    • Choreography by: Lauren Lovette
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 26 (World Premiere), 27, 28, OCT 2, 6: Taylor Stanley*, Mary Thomas MacKinnon*, Georgina Pazcoguin*, Unity Phelan*
      *First Time in Role

    Building on her budding collection of choreographic work for NYCB, Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette will create a third ballet, premiering at the Company’s fall gala.

  • New Liang (Davis)

    • Music by: Oliver Davis
    • Choreography by: Edwaard Liang
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 26 (World Premiere), 27, 28, OCT 2: Sara Mearns*, Maria Kowroski*, Ashley Bouder*, Russell Janzen*, Tyler Angle*, Peter Walker*
      OCT 6 mat: Megan Fairchild*, Emilie Gerrity*, Ashey Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia*, Jovani Furlan*, Peter Walker
      *First Time in Role

    A former NYCB soloist and the current Artistic Director of Ohio’s BalletMet, Edwaard Liang returns to create his first work for the Company, set to premiere at the 2019 Fall Fashion Gala.

  • Symphony in C

    • Music by: Georges Bizet
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 26, 27, 28: Megan Fairchild, Joseph Gordon, Teresa Reichlen, Jared Angle, Baily Jones**, Anthony Huxley, Erica Pereira, Andrew Scordato
      OCT 2: Ashley Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar*, Indian Woodward, Sebastian Villarini-Velez, Britany Pollack, Devin Alberda
      OCT 6: Ashley Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia, Sara Mearns, Russell Janzen**, Indiana Woodward, Sebastian Villarini-Velez, Brittany Pollack, Devin Alberda

      *First Time in Role, *NYC Debut


       

    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. 

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