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Wednesday September 18, 2019 7:30 PM

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Two diverse ballets from Balanchine and one from the Company’s first resident choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, display the breadth of dance styles in NYCB’s repertory. Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations is a bravura display of classical technique, with intricate solos strung along the music like a necklace of pearls. Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir, by contrast, finds Balanchine in experimental mode, with its unusual sound score and air of macabre mystery. DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse is a large-scale ballet that mirrors the propulsive Michael Nyman score with dynamic rhythms.

David H. Koch Theater
Running Time:
2 hrs 5 min


  • Raymonda Variations

    • Music by: Alexander Glazounov
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 18, 24: Megan Fairchild, Anthony Huxley, Sara Adams, Kristen Segin, Emily Kitka*, Mary-Elizabeth Sell*, Ashley Hod*
      SEPT 22: Ashley Bouder, Joseph Gordon*, Olivia MacKinnon*, Alston Macgill*, Lydia Wellington*, Emma Von Enck*, Mira Nadon*
      *First Time in Role

    Raymonda Variations is a flurry of ballet technique featuring a series of impressive solos at its center.

  • Variations pour une Porte et un Soupir

    • Music by: Pierre Henry
    • Choreography by: George Balanchine
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 18, 24: Sara Mearns, Daniel Ulbricht
      SEPT 22: Maria Kowrowski, Daniel Ulbricht

    Translated as Variations for a Door and a Sigh, this avant-garde work presents a black-caped woman in the role of the Door, an imposing barrier to the male soloist who portrays the Sigh in a work that is Balanchine at his most experimental.

  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse

    • Music by: Michael Nyman
    • Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon
    • Principal Casting: SEPT 18, 24:  Sara Mearns, Taylor Stanley*, Ashley Bouder, Jovani Furlan* (replaces Ball), Maria Kowrowski, Tyler Angle, Unity Phelan*, Amar Ramasar
      SEPT 22: Sara Mearns (replaces Reichlen), Adrian Danchig-Waring*, Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia (replaces Furlan), Lauren Lovette, Andrew Veyette*, Brittany Pollack, Peter Walker
      *First Time in Role

    Set to a supercharged, minimalist score, DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse propels 26 dancers in sleek costumes through surging, relentless movement in front of a structural metallic background.

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