2019 Calendar

New York City Ballet

SPAC Premieres By 21st Century Choreographers

WednesdayJuly 178:00 PM



Varied Trio (in four)*  (Harrison/Frohlich)

Principia  (Stevens/Peck)

The Runaway*  (Nico Muhly, Kanye West, Jay-Z, James Blake/Abraham)       


*indicates SPAC premiere

Program Notes

Varied Trio (in four) is a collection of short dances for a couple whose movements resonate with the simple, minimalist Lou Harrison score.

Set to a commissioned score for full orchestra, Justin Peck’s new work – his fourth collaboration with Oscar-nominated composer Sufjan Stevens – will hold its world premiere as part of New York City Ballet’s winter season.

Kyle Abraham’s choreographic perspective takes center stage in The Runaway, which fuses modern and classical technique, accented by dramatic lighting, imaginative costumes by Giles Deacon, and an eclectic soundtrack mixing composer Nico Muhly, singer James Blake, and hip-hop artists Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Event to Follow

Live at the Jazz Bar! With the Useless Cans

Time: 10PM

Where: Jazz Bar

About Live at the Jazz Bar:  Stroll up the hill to the Hall of Springs Jazz Bar to enjoy live jazz music by acclaimed regional ensembles. The series is courtesy of Freihofer’s Baking Company, the longtime title sponsor of SPAC’s iconic Saratoga Jazz Festival.

Venue:  Jazz Bar

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