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New York City Ballet: 2 PROGRAMS - Works by Balanchine, Robbins & Reisen (Apr. 2, 3, 7) / New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Sunday, April 7, 2019

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Featuring a roster of powerhouse dancers heralded for enriching repertory created by today’s top choreographers, New York City Ballet performs two programs of new and celebrated repertory.

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New York City Ballet
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra 

“The unequaled richness of City Ballet’s repertory becomes the envy of the world.”
—The New York Times

Balanchine, Robbins & Reisen (Apr. 2, 3 & 7)
Composer's Holiday (Foss/Reisen)
Kammermusik No. 2 (Hindemith/Balanchine)
Opus 19/The Dreamer (Prokofiev/Robbins)
Symphony in C (Bizet/Balanchine)
 
New Works & New Productions (Apr. 4, 5, 6m & 6e)
Easy (Bernstein/Peck)
In the Night (Chopin/Robbins)
The Runaway (Muhly, West, Jay-Z, Blake, add. artists/Abraham)  **Please see content note below
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT Jerome Robbins, Broadway at the Ballet (Bernstein, Bock, Gould, Rodgers, Styne/Robbins, direction and musical staging by Carlyle)

Apr. 2, 3 & 7, explore a program blending masters of the past with bright lights of the future. Choreographer Gianna Reisen’s Composer’s Holiday is set to Lukas Foss’s Three American Pieces, for violin and piano. George Balanchine’s Kammermusik No. 2 echoes Hindemith’s modernist score with jagged lines and stylized gestures, while Symphony in C—his grand classical masterpiece performed to Bizet—dazzles with over 50 dancers. Set to Prokofiev’s feverish concerto, Jerome Robbins’s Opus 19/The Dreamer follows a male protagonist on a journey to find his elusive counterpart.

Apr. 4–6, two Kennedy Center premieres, created for the centennial of Jerome Robbins, include Justin Peck's Easy set to the music of Leonard Bernstein, and Tony®-winning choreographer/director Warren Carlyle’s SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT, featuring notable dance sequences from On the Town, West Side Story, and more. Also by Robbins, In the Night features three couples of distinct personality set to four of Chopin’s elegant nocturnes. Kyle Abraham's The Runaway, another Kennedy Center premiere, fuses modern and classical technique with imaginative costumes by Giles Deacon, set to an eclectic soundtrack including hip-hop giants Jay-Z, Kanye West, and others.

**Content Note: Music used in The Runaway contains lyrics with strong language and mature themes.

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

Tue., Apr. 2 evening
Composer’s Holiday: E. Von Enck, *M.T. MacKinnon (replaces Clark), Henson, Mejia
Kammermusik No. 2: *A. Stafford, Reichlen, *Gordon, *Janzen  
Opus 19/The Dreamer: Hyltin, Garcia
Symphony in C: Bouder, T. Angle, Mearns, J. Angle, Jones, Huxley, Pereira, Scordato (replaces Schumacher)

Wed., Apr. 3 evening
Composer’s Holiday: E. Von Enck, M.T. MacKinnon (replaces Clark), Henson, Mejia
Kammermusik No. 2: A. Stafford, Reichlen, Gordon, Janzen
Opus 19/The Dreamer: *Lovette, Stanley
Symphony in C: Bouder, T. Angle, Mearns, J. Angle, Jones, Huxley, Pereira, Scordato (replaces Schumacher)

Thu., Apr. 4 evening
Easy: *Hutsell, Kretzschmar, Woodward, Walker, Sanz, *Nelson
In the Night: Lovette, Reichlen, *Phelan, Gordon, Janzen, J. Angle
The Runaway: Bouder, Mearns, Pazcoguin, Stanley, Walker, Mejia, Hoxha, Grant
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT: Bouder, *M. Fairchild, Lovette, Gerrity, Mearns, *Applebaum, *Ball, Stanley, Ulbricht, *Walker

Fri., Apr. 5 evening
Easy: Phelan, Kretzschmar, Woodward, Grant, Sanz, Nelson
In the Night: *Laracey, *Gerrity, *Pollack, Knight, la Cour, *Walker
The Runaway: Bouder, Mearns, Pazcoguin, Stanley, Walker, Mejia, Hoxha, Grant
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT: Bouder, M. Fairchild, Lovette, Gerrity, Mearns, Applebaum, Ball, Stanley, Ulbricht, Walker

Sat., Apr. 6 matinee
Easy: Phelan, Kretzschmar, Woodward, Grant, Sanz, Nelson
In the Night: Laracey, Gerrity, Pollack, Knight, la Cour, Walker
The Runaway: Bouder, Mearns, Pazcoguin, Stanley, Walker, Mejia, Hoxha, Grant
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT: Bouder, M. Fairchild, Lovette, Gerrity, Mearns, Applebaum, Ball, Stanley, Ulbricht, Walker

Sat., Apr. 6 evening
Easy: Hutsell, Kretzschmar, Woodward, Walker, Sanz, Nelson
In the Night: Lovette, Reichlen, Phelan, Gordon, Janzen, J. Angle
The Runaway: Bouder, Mearns, Pazcoguin, Stanley, Walker, Mejia, Hoxha, Grant
SOMETHING TO DANCE ABOUT: Bouder, M. Fairchild, Lovette, Gerrity, Mearns, Applebaum, Ball, Stanley, Ulbricht, Walker

Sun., Apr. 7 matinee
Composer’s Holiday: E. Von Enck, M.T. MacKinnon (replaces Clark), Henson, Mejia
Kammermusik No. 2: *Laracey, *Phelan, *Walker, *Sanz
Opus 19/The Dreamer: Hyltin, Garcia
Symphony in C: M. Fairchild, Gordon, Reichlen, Janzen (replaces T. Angle), Woodward, Ball, Pollack, Scordato

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