2022 Calendar

New York City Ballet


ThursdayJuly 147:30 PM



Emanon – In Two Movements (Shorter/Roberts)
This Bitter Earth (Richter & Otis/Wheeldon)
In Creases (Glass/Peck)
The Four Temperaments (Hindemith/Balanchine)

Program Notes

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts makes his highly anticipated debut on SPAC’s stage with a new work that premiered as part of NYCB’s winter season to open the program. The ballet is set to selections for orchestra and jazz quartet from saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter’s album Emanon.

This Bitter Earth is a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Five Movements, Three Repeats. This breathtaking and poetic dance for a couple explores the haunting, tenuous melodies set to a remix of Dinah Washington’s soulful rendition of “This Bitter Earth” and Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight.”

In Creases is the first work Justin Peck created for the Company, where it received its world premiere in July 2012 at SPAC. Set to Philip Glass’s “Four Movements for Two Pianos,” Peck has since created 18 works for NYCB, and was named the Company’s Resident Choreographer in 2014 and Artistic Advisor in 2019.

A ballet with unceasing appeal, The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine references the medieval concept of psychological humors through its classically grounded but definitively modern movement.

Day of Event Information

Box Office Opens: 12pm
Gates Open: 5:30pm
Show Run-time: 2hrs, 15min

Accessibility: Golf carts will run from the Route 50 gate to the amphitheater. You do not need to reserve this in advance, and carts do not go into the parking lot. Carts are also available after the performance to bring you back to the gate.

Principal Casting


EMANON – IN TWO MOVEMENTS: Phelan, Woodward, Kikta, E. Von Enck, Huxley, Furlan, Walker, Fahoury

[Conductor: Wasserman]

IN CREASES: Gerrity, O. MacKinnon, Adams, Jones, Stanley, Coll, Alberda, Applebaum


THIS BITTER EARTH (Replaces GUSTAVE LE GRAY NO 1): Mearns, Veyette

THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS: Boisson, Nelson, Staker, Henson, Maxwell, Sanz, Villarini-Velez, Gerrity, Chan, Grant,

LeCrone  [Conductor: Litton]

* First Time in Role


Ticket Packages

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COVID Guidelines

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