New York City Ballet Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
"The dancing…is so exuberantly sharp and exacting you might cut yourself on its edges." --The Washington Post
"Contains enough whirring, propulsive energy to power a small town." --The Washington Post
George Balanchine created New York City Ballet as a distinctly American company, forging a new style of movement that shaped 20th-century dance. In honor of this history, New York City Ballet performs two mixed repertory programs. The first pays tribute to America's creative spirit, showcasing works by American artists. Under the leadership of Peter Martins, the Company also remains committed to the creation of new choreography, bringing a second program focusing on works created in the 21st century. Balanchine said, "The music is always first." To uphold this dedication, the Company's performances are all danced to live music, this year performed by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.
PROGRAM A - All American (Timing: Approx. 2-1/2 hours, with two 20-minute intermissions) Apr. 3, 5, 6 eves & 7 mat. Who Cares? (Balanchine/Gershwin, arr. Kay): R. Fairchild, T. Peck, Scheller, Bouder (Apr. 3, 6); Ramasar, Hyltin, Reichlin, Bouder (Apr. 5, 7m) Fearful Symmetries (Martins/Adams): Reichlin, J. Stafford, Mearns, Ramasar, Isaacs, Ulbricht, Schumacher, Alberda, Applebaum (Apr. 3, 6); Hyltin, J. Peck, T. Peck, Stanley, King, Carmena, Schumacher, Ippolito, Villalobos (Apr. 5, 7m) West Side Story Suite (Robbins/Bernstein): Finlay, J. Peck, Veyette, Arthurs, Pazcoguin, Smith (Apr. 3, 6); Finlay, Ramasar, R. Fairchild, Lovette, Pazcoguin, Smith (Apr. 5, 7m)
PROGRAM B - 21st Century (Timing: Approx. 2-1/4 hours, with two 20-minute intermissions) Apr. 4 & 7 eves & 8 mat. Hallelujah Junction (Martins/Adams): Taylor, Ulbricht, Marcovici (Apr. 4, 7e); Hyltin, Veyette, R. Fairchild (Apr. 8m) Russian Seasons (Ratmansky/Desyatnikov): Mearns, Whelan, M. Fairchild, A. Stafford, Scheller, Dronova, J. Angle, Hendrickson, Carmena, Suozzi, J. Stafford, Ramasar Les Carillons (Wheeldon/Bizet): Kowroski, Mearns, T. Peck, Whelan, Scheller, T. Angle, Ramasar, Garcia, R. Fairchild, Ulbricht