The iconic George Balanchine
NYCB present another not-to-be-missed tribute to their legendary patriarch. This Winter 2017 program contains three of Balanchine's works, and is will be a sure treat for fans of the man or his beloved company.
A fusion of folk dance and classical ballet set to Corelli and Vivaldi, this work is a prime example of Balanchine's innovation within the artform. Premiered in 1957, it boils the traditional square dance down to its elements as only Balanchine could.
A woman dances with death in this haunting mood piece, capturing beautifully the sense of impending doom which permeates Ravel's music.
Created as a farewell for NYCB principal dancer Melissa Hayden, who had spent two decades with the company, Cortege Hongrois draws its inspiration from Petipa's Raymonda for its stately procession of dance.