Why See New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreographers II?
The Future Of Modern Ballet
The second in an exciting trio of programmes, each celebrating some of the most formidable and in demand choreographers of our century. The series includes works from those who helped bring ballet into the 21st century to those who work to push its boundaries even further. This instalment is comprised of pieces from the NYCB's resident choreographer Justin Peck, former resident choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Alexei Ratmansky, current artist in residence at the American Ballet Theatre.
The full programme for this instalment is:
Justin Peck's seventh creation for the company, Belles-Lettres is ballet at its most romantic.With music by Romantic Era composer Cesar Franck and flowing, ethereal costumes by Greek designer Mary Katrantzou, the pieces culminates in heavenly pas de deux where building passions and emotions come to an electrifying conclusion.
Fresh from blowing audiences away with his Broadway directorial debut in An American In Paris, Christopher Wheeldon returns with a brand new world premiere.
Created in 2008 by young Russian Ballet Master Alexei Ratmansky to Dimitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2, Concerto DCSH is a thrilling ride through a range of emotions, where wave upon wave of wonder, awe, suspense and surprise breaks over audience and dancers alike.
Opening night: 7 May 2016
Suitable for audiences of all ages
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