SPRING SEASON PREMIERES BY PAM TANOWITZ
The 2022 Spring Season will also feature the World Premiere of a new work by Pam Tanowitz, the New York-based choreographer and founder of Pam Tanowitz Dance, who will be making her third original work for NYCB.
The new Tanowitz ballet, which will premiere on Friday, April 22, will be set to Law of Mosaics, by composer, singer, bandleader, recording artist, and two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for music Ted Hearne.
For all Spring Season performances of the new Tanowitz ballet the NYCB Orchestra will be conducted by Hearne as they perform his score, which has also been performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic. The ballet will also feature costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, and lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker.
COLLABORATION WITH DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM
The same performance will also include the NYCB Premiere of Tanowitz’s Gustave Le Gray No. 1, a quartet that was originally created in 2019 for “Ballet Across America” at the Kennedy Center and featured dancers from Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) and Miami City Ballet.
For the NYCB premiere of Gustave Le Gray No. 1, which is set to music by Caroline Shaw performed by an on-stage pianist, the work will be performed by two dancers from NYCB and two guest dancers from DTH who will appear with NYCB for the first three performances (April 22, 23, and 24) of Gustave Le Gray No. 1.
OTHER SPRING HIGHLIGHTS
This program will also include two recent premieres from the 2022 Winter Season, Justin Peck’s Partita, set to Shaw’s Pulitzer-Prize winning score Partita for Eight Voices, with sets designed by Eva LeWitt, costumes designed by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung, and lighting designed by Brandon Stirling Baker, as well as Jamar Roberts’ Emanon – In Two Movements, set to music by composer Wayne Shorter, with costumes designed by Jermaine Terry, and set and lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker.
New York City Ballet will also perform Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, The Four Seasons, and Piano Pieces, last performed by NYCB in 2008.
The New York City Ballet 2022 Spring season will also feature Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, The Four Temperaments, Divertimento No. 15, and the full-length A Midsummer Night’s Dream which will close the season with 10 performances from May 21 to 29.
The final performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sunday, May 29 at 3pm will also be the farewell performance for Principal Dancer Amar Ramasar, who will dance the Divertissement in the ballet’s second act to conclude his career with NYCB which began in 2001.