Why See New York City Ballet: Here and Now No. 9?
passion and innovation
The penultimate program in the New York City Ballet's Here/Now festival features a wide array of pieces from six different choreographers. From the glitter and underlying romance of Myles Thatcher's Polaris to the quietly stunning innovation of Peter Martin's Barber Violin Concerto, there is something for dance fans of all types.
Choreography by Ulysses Dove
Music by Einhorn
Abstract and spirited, this all red work is a stunning display of athleticism and intensity, backed by a an energetic electric violin score.
Varied Trio (In Four)
Choreographed by Jean-Pierre Frohlich
Music by Harrison
A beautifully minimal group of four pieces show the talent of the couple with understated, simple charm
Barber Violin Concerto
Choreographed by Peter Martins
Music by Barber
Exquisitely blending ballet and modern dance, this imposing yet still soft work sees a barefooted couple pitted expertly against a classical couple.
Choreographed by Myles Thatcher
Music by Walton
Taking the cue from the majesty of the North star, this shimmering ballet shows us the constellations as never before, whilst a solitary dancer seeks out direction.
Herman Schmerman Pas de Deux
Choreographed by William Forsythe
Music by Willems
Striking and impressive, this 'piece of fun' is a fantastic example of Forsythe and Thom Willem's long time collaboration, with angular moves set to a pulsing electronic score.
Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky
Music by Shostakovich
A thriller of a piece, Alexei Ratmansky's 2008 powerhouse is a masterclass in uniting style and ingenuity.
Opening night: 16 May 2017
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