New York City Ballet captures the best of their contemporary creations and classic choreographies
Founded in 1948, New York City Ballet (NYCB) is one of the foremost ballet companies in the world. Created by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and arts patron Lincoln Kirstein, NYCB is known for its cutting-edge neoclassical style and athletic poise.
This is a rare opportunity to see this world-renowned company perform in the UK.
The unequalled richness of City Ballet’s repertory becomes the envy of the world.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Justin Peck’s Rotunda, featuring a commissioned score from acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly, creates an overarching sense of community through punctuated mirroring and ensemble groupings, inspiring reflection, delight, and intrigue.
An animated dance for a neoclassical couple, the dancers periodically stop and listen to the onstage musicians before ending with a poignant scene in a pool of light on a dark stage. Based on the composition by Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine premiered Duo Concertant at NYCB’s Stravinsky Festival in 1972.
Gustave le Gray No.1
Pam Tanowitz‘ Gustave le Gray No. 1 is set to Caroline Shaw’s piano composition ‘Gustave Le Gray.’ In the work, four dancers in flowing, vibrant red costumes repeat sharp yet sweeping phrases and interact with the onstage pianist, who continues to play even as they move the grand piano and musician from one side of the stage to the other.
Love Letter (on shuffle)
Kyle Abraham reunites the pop stylings of singer, songwriter, and producer James Blake and eye-catching costume designs by Giles Deacon, inspiring the NYCB dancers to new physical and emotional heights in a mashup of phenomenal classical feats and contemporary swagger.
Kindly supported by Blavatnik Family Foundation.
Image description: Ten performers wearing tight fitted clothes in blues, whites, greys and reds. Eight performers are standing together, some reaching, some holding others as if keeping them upright. Two are standing slightly apart, looking towards the others. The image gives the feeling of tension, assistance and desire.
Nowhere else in the world are so many superb ballets danced and proved superb in performance.
THE NEW YORK TIMES