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New York City Ballet: Jewels (Apr. 1 & 4-6) / Works by Wheeldon, Peck, and Ratmansky (Apr. 2 & 3)

Boasting "an impressive new generation of dancers" (The New York Times), the company performs Balanchine's dazzling full-length Jewels, plus a program of works by Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, and Alexei Ratmansky.

  • Apr. 1 - 6, 2014
  • Opera House
  • 2 hrs. + 2-1/2 hrs.
  • $25.00 - $95.00
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New York City Ballet
Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Jewels is "a marvelously entertaining compilation… thought provoking and crowd pleasing, deeply traditional and utterly modern."
--The New York Times

April 1 and 4-6, New York City Ballet performs Balanchine's 1967 Jewels--a full-evening masterpiece in three acts showcasing the range of styles that Balanchine commanded. Emeralds recalls the 19th-century dances of the French Romantics with music from Gabriel Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande and Shylock. Rubies sends its dancers racing across the stage like lightning to Igor Stravinsky's jazz-inflected Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra. And Diamonds, performed to Tchaikovsky's majestic Symphony No. 3, venerates the regality of Balanchine's classical Russian heritage.

April 2 & 3, the company also brings a thrilling program of works by contemporary choreographers. Christopher Wheeldon's Soirée Musicale's youthful cast entices you to dance the night away under a blanket of stars. Justin Peck's acclaimed Year of the Rabbit highlights its corps de ballet as it forms intricate and architectural patterns to a classical orchestration of Sufjan Stevens's electronica. Alexei Ratmansky's Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, with seven featured performers and more than 20 supporting cast members, abstracts a comical 19th-century story ballet into a highly stylized series of animated and athletic dances full of dramatic texture.
 
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Jewels
(4/1, 4/4–4/6)
(Balanchine/Fauré, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)
Tue., Apr. 1 & Sat. mat, Apr. 5
Emeralds
: A. Stafford, J. Angle, Mearns, J. Stafford, Pereira, Carmena, Laracey
Rubies: M. Fairchild, Veyette, Reichlen [solo piano: Grant]
Diamonds: Kowroski, T. Angle

Fri., Apr. 4
Emeralds
: T. Peck, Ramasar, Krohn, Danchig-Waring, King, Huxley, LeCrone
Rubies: Hyltin, Garcia, Lowery [solo piano: Grant]
Diamonds: Mearns, LaCour

Sat. eve, Apr. 5
Emeralds
: T. Peck, Ramasar, Krohn, la Cour, Pereira, Suozzi, Laracey
Rubies: Hyltin, Garcia, Lowery [solo piano: Grant]
Diamonds: Mearns, LaCour

Sun. mat, Apr. 6
Emeralds
: A. Stafford, J. Angle, Mearns, J. Stafford, King, Huxley, LeCrone
Rubies: M. Fairchild, Veyette, Lowery [solo piano: Grant]
Diamonds: Reichlen, Janzen

Performance Timing: Approx. 2 hours including two 20-minute intermissions--Emeralds - 33 min.; Rubies - 22 min.; Diamonds - 33 min.
 
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Works by Wheeldon, Peck, and Ratmansky

(4/2 & 4/3)

PRINCIPAL CASTING (subject to change)

Soirée Musicale (Wheeldon/Barber) Lovette, Pollack, Adams, Segin, Woodward, Finlay, Stanley, Ball, Walker, Ippolito
Year of the Rabbit (Peck/Stevens) Lovette, Reichlen, T. Peck, Hall, R. Fairchild, Veyette
Namouna, A Grand Divertissement (Ratmansky/Lalo) Krohn, Kowroski, Mearns, R. Fairchild, M. Fairchild, A. Stafford, Ulbricht

Performance Timing: Approx. 2-1/2 hours including two 20-minute intermissions--1st Piece - 22 min.; 2nd Piece - 30 min.; 3rd Piece - 56 min.

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