Iconic Contemporary & Classical Dance
Regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest choreographers, Jerome Robbins' considerable legacy has permeated not only classical ballet, but the realms of film and stage. Celebrating the dance icon's groundbreaking experimentation with both classical and contemporary music, the NYCB presents a diverse program of their fearless founder's beloved works.
The kinetically-charged evening begins with Robbins' second ever choreographic work Interplay, the effervescent period piece in which young dancers mirthfully spar against a back drop of Morton Gould's jazz-soaked score. Set to the aural romance of Chopin's piano nocturnes, In The Night follows. As the sun sets, Robbin's elegant movements depict three distinct couples as they navigate love's turbulent waters. Last but not least, Robbins' abstract sneaker ballet N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz brings the program to a close with its heady fusion of modern dance, complex rhythms and deep emotional scope.