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New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Balanchine, Martins & Peck (MAR. 27-29) / Robbins Centennial Program (MAR. 30-APR. 1)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Ballet & Contemporary Dance Leonard Bernstein at 100

New York City Ballet returns with two sensational repertory programs for its annual appearance, including a program to celebrate the centennials of Jerome Robbins, one of the most influential dance-makers in the company's history, and legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. It also presents three works by NYCB's George Balanchine and Peter Martins's Zakouski, while Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck offers the Kennedy Center premiere of a brand new piece.

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New York City Ballet
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra 
 
Balanchine, Martins & Peck (Mar. 27–29)
Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart/Balanchine)
Zakouski (Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky/Martins)
A Kennedy Center premiere by Justin Peck: Pulcinella Variations (Stravinsky/Peck) 
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tchaikovsky/Balanchine)
Symphony in Three Movements (Stravinsky/Balanchine)

Program Timing: Part One - 35 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 42 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Three - 36 min.
 
Robbins Centennial Program: Bernstein, Glass & Verdi (Mar. 30–Apr. 1)
Glass Pieces (Glass/Robbins)
Fancy Free (Bernstein/Robbins)
The Four Seasons (Verdi/Robbins)
Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100

Program Timing: Part One - 26 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 32 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Three - 37 min.
 
"High athleticism and technical finesse"--The Washington Post
 
New York City Ballet returns with two sensational repertory programs for its annual appearance, including a program to celebrate the centennials of Jerome Robbins, one of the most influential dance-makers in the company's history, and legendary composer Leonard Bernstein. Their monumental first collaboration together--the ballet Fancy Free about three sailors on leave in Manhattan, which famously led to the Broadway musical On the Town--is a highlight of NYCB's special all-Robbins program that also includes Glass Pieces, infused with postmodern dance elements and a distinct urban energy set to music by Philip Glass, and The Four Seasons, which translates Verdi's vibrant melodies into a quartet of frolicsome divertissements.
 
The company's opening program includes three works by legendary choreographer George Balanchine: Divertimento No. 15, a regal work of remarkable ingenuity for 16 dancers; Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, an adrenaline rush of virtuosic bravura and technique; and Symphony in Three Movements, a kinetic "leotard" ballet noted for its confidence and power. Peter Martins also brings his Zakouski featuring two dancers in "hors d'oeuvres" for violin and piano, while Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck offers the Kennedy Center premiere of Pulcinella Variations.

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PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
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* = first time in the role

Tue., Mar. 27 evening
Divertimento No. 15: King, Pereira, Laracey, A. Stafford, Bouder, Finlay, Applebaum, Scordato
Zakouski: *Woodward, De Luz
Pulcinella Variations: *Kretzschmar, Mearns, T. Peck, Gerrity, Wellington, J. Angle, Scordato, *Gordon, Huxley
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux: T. Peck, *T. Angle
Symphony in Three Movements: Hyltin, Pereira, LeCrone, Danchig-Waring, Ulbricht, Suozz

Wed., Mar. 28 evening
Divertimento No. 15: King, Hyltin, Phelan, Isaacs, Bouder, *Janzen, Dieck, Gordon
Zakouski: *Woodward, *Mejia  
Pulcinella Variations: Hyltin, Miller, Isaacs, *Hod, Wellington, Janzen, *Danchig-Waring, Coll, Suozzi  
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux: Bouder, Finlay  
Symphony in Three Movements: T. Peck, King, Lowery, Stanley, Schumacher, Scordato

Thu., Mar. 29 evening
Divertimento No. 15: King, Pereira, Laracey, A. Stafford, Bouder, Finlay, Applebaum, Scordato
Zakouski: Woodward, De Luz
Pulcinella Variations: Kretzschmar, Mearns, T. Peck, Gerrity, Wellington, J. Angle, Scordato, Gordon, Huxley
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux: *Reichlen, *Catazaro
Symphony in Three Movements: Hyltin, Pereira, LeCrone, Danchig-Waring, Ulbricht, Suozzi

Fri., Mar. 30 evening
Glass Pieces: Phelan, Applebaum, *Adams, Scordato, Wellington, Dieck, Kowroski, Janzen
Fancy Free: *Mejia, *Coll, *Villarini-Velez, *Sell, Hyltin, *Miller, Villalobos
The Four Seasons: JANUS: Farley, WINTER: Dieck, Woodward, Coll, Alberda;
SPRING: LaFreniere, Mearns, T. Angle; SUMMER: Frances, Laracey, Stanley;
FALL: Chamblee, Bouder, De Luz, Ulbricht

Sat., Mar. 31 matinee
Glass Pieces: Hod, Applebaum, Mann, Scordato, Habony, Chamblee, *Reichlen, Janzen
Fancy Free: *Mejia, *Coll, *Villarini-Velez, *Woodward, *King, Miller, Villalobos
The Four Seasons: JANUS: Farley, WINTER: Dieck, Pereira, Ippolito, Alberda;
SPRING: LaFreniere, Hyltin, *Huxley; SUMMER: Frances, *Gerrity, Stanley;
FALL: Chamblee, T. Peck, Catazaro, Ulbricht

Sat., Mar. 31 evening
Glass Pieces: Hod, Applebaum, Mann, Scordato, Habony, Chamblee, Reichlen, Janzen
Fancy Free: Mejia, Coll, Villarini-Velez, Woodward, King, Miller, Villalobos
The Four Seasons: JANUS: Farley, WINTER: Dieck, Pereira, Ippolito, Alberda;
SPRING: LaFreniere, Hyltin, Huxley; SUMMER: Frances, Gerrity, Stanley;
FALL: Chamblee, T. Peck, Catazaro, Ulbricht

Sun., Apr. 1 matinee
Glass Pieces: Phelan, Applebaum, Adams, Scordato, Wellington, Dieck, Kowroski, Janzen
Fancy Free: Mejia, Coll, Villarini-Velez, Sell, Hyltin, Miller, Villalobos
The Four Seasons: JANUS: Farley, WINTER: Dieck, Woodward, Coll, Alberda;
SPRING: LaFreniere, Mearns, T. Angle; SUMMER: Frances, Laracey, Stanley;
FALL: Chamblee, Bouder, De Luz, Ulbricht
 

Watch and Listen

"Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux" | New York City Ballet at the Kennedy Center

"The Four Seasons" | New York City Ballet at the Kennedy Center

"Divertimento No. 15" | New York City Ballet at the Kennedy Center