Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon

Music by: Alberto Ginastera

Featuring sumptuous painted landscapes by Santiago Calatrava, Estancia tells the story of a city boy who learns to wrangle horses, and ultimately the heart of a country girl, on the Argentine pampas.

Created for NYCB in 2010, Christopher Wheeldon’s Estancia is set to music by Alberto Ginastera. The music was originally commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein in 1941 after he saw Ginastera’s ballet Panambí while in Buenos Aires with his American Ballet Caravan. But the company disbanded that year, before Kirstein was able to have George Balanchine choreograph the ballet. After almost 70 years, Estancia came to NYCB, choreographed by Wheeldon and with set designs by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava; costumes by Honduran-born, New York-based fashion designer Carlos Campos; and lighting by Mark Stanley.

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May 29, 2010, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Tiler Peck, Tyler Angle, Andrew Veyette

30 Min.
Costumes by
Carlos Campos
Set by
Santiago Calatrava
Lighting by
Mark Stanley