New York City Ballet Presents Balanchine's Black and White Dances
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The last date listed for New York City Ballet was Thursday April 7, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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“Contains enough whirring, propulsive energy to power a small town.” —The Washington Post
New York City Ballet
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
with the NYCB Orchestra
As the company that shaped 20th-century dance in America and continues to have a profound influence, New York City Ballet performs three mixed repertory programs featuring a definitive collection of Balanchine’s “black and white” ballets, including Agon, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, Duo Concertant, Episodes, The Four Temperaments, Square Dance, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, and Symphony in Three Movements.
These works represent the clean break that the choreographer and company made with the traditions of classical dance, sending NYCB in a direction filled with vitality and new discoveries. “Here was proof that ballet needn’t be ornate to enthrall an audience,” says the Washington Post of the company’s neoclassical direction. By concentrating on the essence of movement rather than costuming and storytelling, they serve as prime examples of the bearing Balanchine had on ballet, defining the look and feel of a generation of dancers.
April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm:
Monumentum Pro Gesualdo
Movements for Piano and Orchestra
Symphony in Three Movements
April 6, 2011 at 7:30pm:
(Balanchine/Vivaldi, Sarabanda, Corelli)
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
April 7, 2011 at 7:30pm:
The Four Temperaments