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David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
Formerly New York State Theater 20 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
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New York City Ballet
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4.7 average rating
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12 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 21 2011

Great seats, great program, great performances. Perfect evening

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27 events
11 reviews
17 stars
attended May 21 2011

The program included classical and contemporary dances, all beautifully presented. I know of no other ballet company that does both equally well. And the seats were fabulous!

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14 reviews
22 stars
attended May 31 2011

GREAT SEATS again.. thanks Goldstar, and awesome performance, great program.. as always

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*May 21, 2011 at 2:00pm

Balanchine/Wheeldon

Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart/Balanchine)*

A work of prodigious invention, Balanchine creates a regal court of dancers to compliment Mozart’s sparkling score.

_*Polyphonia*_* (Ligeti/Wheeldon)*

Regarded by many as a breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia’s four couples wind their way through ten eerily melodious Ligeti selections.

La Sonnambula* (Rieti, based on themes by Bellini/Balanchine)*

Deceit, desire, and death shadow La Sonnambula’s aristocratic masked ball, entertaining with its fanciful divertissements and haunting the imagination with its poignant story.

*May 21, 2011 at 8:00pm

All Robbins

Interplay (Gould/Robbins)*

Distinctly American and youthful in spirit, Interplay reveals the best of jazz and boogie-woogie while its dancers take part in playful competition.

Afternoon of a Faun* (Debussy/Robbins)*

Subtle, sensual, and narcissistic, Afternoon of a Faun depicts a chance encounter between two young dancers in a studio.

Antique Epigraphs* (Debussy/Robbins)*

An all-female cast performs this dramatic and introspective piece, alluding to the earthy fervor and sculptural forms of Greek antiquity.

The Concert* (Chopin/Robbins)*

A piano recital with quirky characters and loads of comic antics, this Robbins classic will have you rolling with laughter.

*May 27, 2011 at 8:00pm

Balanchine/Robbins/Martins

Donizetti Variations (Donizetti/Balanchine)*

Feats of bravura dancing are brought center stage in this exhilarating series of classical dances in the Bournonville style.

_*Interplay*_* (Gould/Robbins)*

Distinctly American and youthful in spirit, Interplay reveals the best of jazz and boogie-woogie while its dancers take part in playful competition.

Fearful Symmetries* (Adams/Martins)*

Fearful Symmetries is an ever-changing cascade of dancers costumed in vibrant tones of red with a racing score by celebrated American composer John Adams.

*May 31, 2011 at 7:30pm

Balanchine/Wheeldon/Martins

Donizetti Variations (Donizetti/Balanchine)*

Feats of bravura dancing are brought center stage in this exhilarating series of classical dances in the Bournonville style.

_Polyphonia _(Ligeti/Wheeldon)

Regarded by many as a breakthrough contemporary work, Polyphonia’s four couples wind their way through ten eerily melodious Ligeti selections

Thou Swell* (Rodgers/Martins)*

_Thou Swell _embodies all the glamour of early-20th-century café society with its glittering décor, sumptuous fashion, and romantic Richard Rodgers songs.

*June 4, 2011 at 2:00pm

All Robbins

2 & 3 Part Inventions (Bach/Robbins)*

This inventive work shines with optimism and youthful spirit as its eight dancers move to eleven touching Bach piano studies.

Opus 19/The Dreamer (Prokofiev/Robbins)

Set to Prokofiev’s feverish concerto, Opus 19/The Dreamer focuses on a male protagonist’s interactions with his ethereal counterpart.

The Concert* (Chopin/Robbins)*

A piano recital with quirky characters and loads of comic antics, this Robbins classic will have audiences rolling with laughter.

*June 10, 2011 at 8:00pm

Martins/Robbins/Wheeldon

Thou Swell (Rodgers/Martins)*

Thou Swell embodies all the glamour of early-20th-century café society with its glittering décor, sumptuous fashion, and romantic Rodgers songs.

2 & 3 Part Inventions* (Bach/Robbins)*

This inventive work shines with optimism and youthful spirit as its eight dancers move to eleven touching Bach piano studies.

Mercurial Manoeuvres* (Shostakovich/Wheeldon)*

A dynamic work suggesting militaristic patterns, _Mercurial Manoeuvres _distills Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 into a rapidly-changing, geometric kaleidoscope.

*June 11, 2011 at 8:00pm

*_*See the Music *_

This program includes a brief discussion and an orchestral demonstration of one of the ballets on the program, led by NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Music Director Fayçal Karoui.

*Balanchine/Wheeldon/Martins

Donizetti Variations (Donizetti/Balanchine)*

Feats of bravura dancing are brought center stage in this exhilarating series of classical dances in the Bournonville style.

Mercurial Manoeuvres* (Shostakovich/Wheeldon)*

A dynamic work suggesting militaristic patterns, Mercurial Manoeuvres distills Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 into a rapidly-changing, geometric kaleidoscope.

*Thou Swell *(Rodgers/Martins)

Thou Swell embodies all the glamour of early-20th-century café society with its glittering décor, sumptuous fashion, and romantic Rodgers songs.

Photos © Paul Kolnik

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