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New York City Ballet: Balanchine Black & White Poster

New York City Ballet: Balanchine Black & White

Closed October 8, 2016

George Balanchine redefined classical ballet with his groundbreaking "black and white" canon

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Why See New York City Ballet: Balanchine Black & White?

unique and INGENIOUS

Balanchine's Black & White pieces are a groundbreaking presentation of neoclassical ballet which forgoes the elaborate costumes and sets synonymous with productions of the ballet master's calibre, to showcase his astounding musicality simply and succinctly. The work employs a blank canvas approach in order to emphasise the skill of his dancers and the beauty of the music which accompanies them.

Program

Stravinsky Violin Concerto
A masterful display of symmetry, the tightly woven score takes the audience on a breathtaking journey, before revealing two of the choreographer's most beloved and innovative Pas de Deux.

Monumentum Pro Gesualdo & Movments for Dance and Orchestra
Two works that have played together since 1966, the contrasting style of beauty and detailed continue to draw audiences.

Duo Concerto
Set to Stravinsky's piece for piano and violin, this duet dances between light and dark, encapsulating a simple beauty.

Symphony in Three Movements
Much lauded, this fine ballet is an exersize in kinetic movement and the confident strides required of the dancers.

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Dates

Opening night: 21 September 2016

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Suitable for audiences of all ages.

Run time

Two hours and 27 minutes

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