As companies continue the trend of offering performances to watch on our computer and television screens, the New York City Ballet 2021 Digital Season has been announced.
Beginning February 25, the company will be showing three different programs: Three Sides of Balanchine, a Kyle Abraham world premiere, and their first ever virtual Spring Gala. They will be available to view for free on New York City Ballet‘s website and YouTube channel.
The Three Sides of Balanchine program features three of his most iconic ballets: Prodigal Son, Theme and Variations, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto, providing a glimpse at the choreographer’s distinct styles.
The Kyle Abraham world premiere will be the culmination of his three-week residency bubble at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park. Ultimately, it will be filmed on the David H. Koch Theatre stage for the digital release.
New York City Ballet’s Spring Gala will be held virtually this year and feature a new work by Resident Choreographer Justin Peck – a solo for Principal Dancer Anthony Huxley to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings – alongside newly captured excerpts of ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.