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Friday, May 24, 2024

New York City Ballet


 

New York City Ballet

 

♦ Location: New York, New York – United States

♦ Artistic Director: Jonathan Stafford

♦ Associate Artistic Director: Wendy Whelan

♦ Orchestra: The New York City Ballet Orchestra

♦ Affiliated School: School of American Ballet

♦ Founded in 1948 by George Balanchine & Lincoln Kirstein

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New York City Ballet 2024 Spring Season

 

New York City Ballet 2024 Spring Season
New York City Ballet 2024 Spring Season. Miriam Miller and NYCB in Pam Tanwitz’s Law of Mosaics. Photo by Erin Baiano.

The New York City Ballet 2024 Spring Season at the David H. Koch Theater emphasizes the theme of “further evolution” during their 75th anniversary with world premiere ballets by Amy Hall Garner and company Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor Justin Peck.

New York City audiences will also have the opportunity to see performances featuring guest artists performing with NYCB.

  • For the 3:00pm performance on May 26th, American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers Gillian Murphy and Aran Bell will dance in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances.
  • On Friday, May 31 at 8pm and Saturday, June 1 at 2pm, Miami City Ballet First Soloist Taylor Naturkas and Soloist Brooks Landegger will perform the Divertissement in the second act of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

One of the highlights of the All Balanchine program is the revival of the ballet formerly titled Tzigane, set to a Maurice Ravel of the same name, which was originally created for Suzanne Farrell for the 1975 Ravel Festival. Farell, who has the rights to the work, will be restaging the piece that she renamed Errante after a now lost 1933 Balanchine ballet.

From April 23 through June 2, the company will offer several educational activities and public programs including:

  • May 19 at 11am: Sensory Friendly Performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s Scènes de Ballet and Robbins’ Glass Pieces
  • May 13 from 6:30- 7:30pm: Inside NYCB presentation with Wendy Whelan discussing the “Future of NYCB”
  • June 1 at 11am: Family Saturdays program with Megan Fairchild exploring A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Various Movement Workshops for children and adults

Following the 2024 Spring Season at Lincoln Center, New York City Ballet will conclude its 75th anniversary year with touring engagements at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark.




New York City Ballet 2024-2025 Season

 

New York City Ballet 2024-2025 Season
New York City Ballet 2024-2025 Season. Joseph Gordon and Tiler Peck in George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2. Photo by Erin Baiano.

The New York City Ballet 2024-2025 season at the David H. Koch Theater, curated by Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, will feature company premieres by Gianna Reisen and Lar Lubovitch and world premieres by:

  • NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck (his 25th for the company set to an original score by American composer Dan Deacon)
  • NYCB Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky (his 8th which is a suite of dances from Petipa’s Paquita that will incorporate Balanchine’s Minkus Pas de Trois), and
  • Caili Quan.

“For our 2024-25 Season, we look forward to presenting a rich selection of work from our extraordinary repertory,” said NYCB Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford and Whelan.

“From the beloved masterpieces of George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, to exciting new works, anniversary celebrations, and several ballets returning to our stage for the first time in decades, it’s a season that will build on the success of our current 75th anniversary season, and continue to move New York City Ballet into the future.”

New York City Ballet will also be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of its affiliate School of American Ballet, the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova’s Coppélia, the 100th birthday of ballerina Maria Tallchief (who was also Balanchine’s first wife), and the 10th anniversary of Peck’s appointment as Resident Choreographer.

On May 25, 2025, Andrew Veyette’s 25-year career with New York City Ballet will be marked at his final performance which includes Glass Pieces (3rd movement) by Jerome Robbins, Chiaroscuro by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, and Stars and Stripes by Balanchine. Veyette rose up the ranks after studying at the School of American Ballet to ultimately earn his Principal Dancer status in 2007.

The company has also made some announcements that directly affect audience members. All evening performances will now being at 7:30pm while matinees will remain at 2:00pm on Saturdays and 3:00pm on Sundays.

“Previously our Friday and Saturday evening performances began at 8pm, but after surveying both new and long-time audience members and with feedback from our artistic and production teams we have concluded that the earlier curtain time on Friday and Saturday evenings would be a welcome change,” said Katherine Brown, Executive Director of New York City Ballet and the David H. Koch Theater.

Also, 40% of repertory performances will only include one intermission. Brown explained:

“We want to be open to the changing demands on the daily schedules of our audience members, and it is our goal to make the experience of attending a performance at NYCB as convenient as possible, while also providing the same rich, artistic experience that has made the Company one of city’s premier cultural attractions for more than seven decades.”

Source: New York City Ballet




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