Join New York City Ballet for a special presentation illuminating the extraordinary and expansive repertory of Founding Choreographer George Balanchine, hosted by NYCB Principal Dancer Gonzalo Garcia. While Mr. Balanchine may best be known for his iconic ballet The Nutcracker, he choreographed more than 400 pieces in his lifetime. From the minimalist and neoclassical Agon to the romantic and jazzy Who Cares?, you’ll see excerpts from some of his greatest masterpieces, including The Four Temperaments, Apollo, Jewels, Agon and Who Cares? and learn about the dance legacy he created for generations to enjoy.
All Balanchine will feature an ensemble of fifteen New York City Ballet dancers in costume performing excerpts from the Company’s world-renowned repertory, with live musical accompaniment provided by pianists from NYCB. This new format represents an innovative and safe way to bring dance to the community, while adhering to carefully mapped out, socially-distanced seating and rigorous COVID protocols both in SPAC’s public spaces and backstage.
The presentation will be approximately 75 minutes long with no intermission and will explore the history and inner workings of New York City Ballet through the performance of excerpts and commentary from the artists.
Discussion photo © Erin Baiano; performance photos © Paul Kolnik
Featuring Excerpts From
APOLLO (Muses Variations): Teresa Reichlen, Emily Kikta, Sara Adams
THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS (Theme): Jacqueline Bologna, Lars Nelson, Mimi Staker, Kennard Henson, Meaghan Dutton-O’Hara, Davide Riccardo
AGON (Pas de Deux): Miriam Miller, Amar Ramasar
EMERALDS (Pas de Trois): Claire Von Enck, Spartak Hoxha, Jacqueline Bologna
RUBIES (Pas de Deux): Sara Adams, Gonzalo Garcia
DIAMONDS (Pas de Deux): Miriam Miller, Tyler Angle
WHO CARES? (Solo, Ladies’ Dance, Men’s Dance): Amar Ramasar,
Meaghan Dutton-O’Hara, Emily Kikta, Jacqueline Bologna, Mimi Staker, Claire Von Enck,
Davide Riccardo, Lars Nelson, Spartak Hoxha, Kennard Henson
With Solo Pianists Alan Moverman and Nancy McDill
Hosted by Gonzalo Garcia
Designated pods of two will be allocated and reserved for ticket buyers in the amphitheater and General Admission seating will be available on the SPAC lawn.
Amphitheater tickets are available to purchase starting at $40 (single tickets) or $80 (two-person pod).
(Ticket Prices: $105, $95, $80, $70, $50, $40)
Lawn tickets are available to purchase at $30
Advance ticket purchases are strongly advised for the amphitheater as seating is limited. If available, tickets will be on sale on the day of.