The NYCB Rolls Out The Red Carpet
As the buds of new life unfurl in the first rays of sunshine after the long New York winter, so too do the attendees of the New York City Ballet Spring Gala, stepping out of their winter cocoons in favor of their best black-tie attire. Rub shoulders with a host of the city's who's who and welcome a fresh season of kinetic mastery during the annual event, which features a brand new world premiere by resident choreographer Justin Peck.
Alongside the new Peck piece, the company will perform one of Balanchine's most romantic ballets, the radiant Tchaikovsky Suite No. 3. A compilation of four-ballets-in-one, it is widely regarded as a masterpiece of classical technique and form, as well as a perfect balance between Balanchine's gossamer romanticism and Tchaikovsky's sweeping imperial grandeur.