Even as the Company draws deeply on its repertory, it has continually commissioned new works to create a living canon of contemporary ballets. “There are no new steps, only new combinations,” Balanchine once said. This annual program invokes that precept: Christopher Wheeldon’s Polyphonia has, since its 2001 premiere, become a classic of contemporary ballet. It is presented here alongside Justin Peck’s Spring 2019 premiere Bright, set to a score by the American composer Mark Dancigers, and a premiere from Alexei Ratmansky, bringing together on one program three of today’s most acclaimed dance-makers.
Program runtime subject to change.