The New York City Ballet's Mixed Repertory Programs at The Kennedy Center
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The last date listed for The New York City Ballet at The Kennedy Center was Sunday March 8, 2009 / 7:30pm (Ratmansky, Martins, Balanchine).
Quotes & Highlights
“NYCB possesses a wonderfully rich, deep treasury of ballets. Strong performances…what strikes you most is the dancers’ sweep.” —The Washington Post
New York City Ballet
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
with the New York City Ballet Orchestra
With more than 100 dancers, New York City Ballet is the largest dance organization in America. The Company, co-founded by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, returns with its own Orchestra to perform three mixed programs.
Ballets by Balanchine are among those to be performed. Vienna Waltzes transforms from a sylvan forest glen and sassy dance hall to a glittering society café and majestic mirrored ballroom. Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet is a dance extravaganza in four elaborate movements, evoking what Kirstein once described as “a world drunk on wine and roses.” Chaconne moves from a lyrical and flowing pas de deux to the spirit of court entertainment, with formal divertissements and bravura roles for the principal dancers. And Symphony in Three Movements is a large ensemble work of angular and athletic movement performed to Stravinsky’s bold score.
Tipping its hat to the Kennedy Center’s “Modern Masters of American Dance” celebration, New York City Ballet will also perform Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp’s collaboration Brahms/Handel. This exuberant tongue-in-cheek ballet is filled with clever imagery, technical innovation, and an atmosphere of constant surprise.
March 5 at 7:30pm & March 8 at 1:30pm (matinee)
Wheeldon, Elo, Balanchine
Mercurial Manoeuvres (Wheeldon/Shostakovich)
Slice to Sharp (Elo/von Biber and Vivaldi)
Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (Balanchine/Brahms, orch. Schoenberg)
March 6 and March 8 at 7:30pm
Ratmansky, Martins, Balanchine
Concerto DSCH (Ratmansky/Shostakovich)
Barber Violin Concerto (Martins/Barber)
Symphony in Three Movements (Balanchine/Stravinsky)
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.