Masterpieces by masters
Two of the New York City Ballet's most revered talents, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins are celebrated in this double bill which is as thrilling as it is contrasting in styles. As guiding lights of the company, their works still draw large audiences both in Manhattan and the world over.
Dances at at a Gathering
Created in 1969 as a celebration of positivity and love in response to what Robbins believed were the 'faddish' ballets of the day, Dances at a gathering has become known as the quintessential piano ballet. With natural movements evoking emotional shifts, it had a speical meaning for Robbins, who said of it; "The ballet stays and exists in the time of the music and its work, nothing is out of it, I believe; all gestures and moods, steps, etc. are part of the fabric of the music's time and its meaning to me."
Stravinsky/Balanchine & Robbins
Based on Russian fairytales about a mythical bird that can be both a blessing and a curse to its owner, Firebird sees Prince Ivan team up with the avian wonder to battle the Kaschei and save his bewitched Princesses. A love story with daring adventure, this work is a true delight with magnificent costumes and design from Marc Chagall and of course, Balanchine and Robbins' unforgettable incredible choreography.