February 7, 2023
A highlight of the city's winter social calendar, the 2023 Annual Luncheon, took place on Tuesday, February 7, beginning at 11 AM with the onstage program, followed by an elegant seated luncheon on the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater.
This year’s program, an ode to ballet Americana, showcased the bold, bright, and open horizons of the American West that are the subjects of many works in the Company’s repertory. Balanchine was well known for his love of all things Americana and used it to characteristic aplomb in ballets like Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes, and Square Dance. Justin Peck, New York City Ballet’s Resident Choreographer, has continued this tradition with his newly premiered Copland Dance Episodes. Mr. Balanchine said that New York and by extension America was the only place he could have built NYCB; America’s wild spirit and creative energy are unique ingredients in what makes the Company’s work among the best in the world. This year’s onstage panel welcomed former and current NYCB dancers including Gloria Govrin, Christopher d’Amboise, Justin Peck, and Daniel Ulbricht.
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ANNUAL LUNCHEON CO-CHAIRS
Lu Leng Chua
Heather Hoyt Georges