Special Event for Dance Schools at New York City Ballet – Performance and Meet The Dancer Package for AWB Students

Jenelle Manzi In G Major Choreography by Jerome Robbins, New York City Ballet
Photo ©Paul Kolnik for NYCB

Classic NYCB II

Sunday March 1, 2020 3:00pm

For his newest work, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck will create a dance to a commissioned score by acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly. Preceding Peck’s world premiere is Jerome Robbins’ buoyantly charming In G Major, featuring scenery and costumes by the Art Deco artist Erté. Completing the program is Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, a fleet and intricate dance for a cast of more than 25 performed to a minimalist score by Michael Nyman, composed in honor of a new addition to the high-speed French train service known as the TGV.

LOCATION
New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater
RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs

BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

$46.50 / ticket incl. tax and ticketing fees | Note: limited number of seats available only until December 29, 2019.

DETAILED PROGRAM

In G Major

Music by: Maurice Ravel
Choreography by: Jerome Robbins
With the playful jazz accents of Ravel’s Concerto in G and fashionable scenery and costumes by Erté, this lighthearted ballet suggests a chic Riviera setting.

New Peck (Muhly)

Music by: Nico Muhly
Choreography by: Justin Peck
Uniting for the first time, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck will collaborate with contemporary composer Nico Muhly, who will contribute a commissioned score for Peck’s sole premiere in 19-20.

DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse

Music by: Michael Nyman
Choreography by: Christopher Wheeldon
Set to a supercharged, minimalist score, DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse propels 26 dancers in sleek costumes through surging, relentless movement in front of a structural metallic background.

Meet the Dancer
Experience ballet from the other side of the footlights. A NYCB dancer will immerse your group in the life of a Company member during this 45-minute discussion and backstage tour, sharing insights into the life of a dancer and providing background for the performance your group is attending. You’ll hear interesting moments from the history of both NYCB and our home, the David H. Koch Theater, and have the opportunity to experience the breathtaking view of the auditorium from onstage. Participants must be at least 10 years old.

NYCB’s Soloist Ashley Laracey during Meet The Dancer Group Adventure at New York City Ballet
Photo ©Erin Baiano

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Seating location: Fourth Ring Section. Meet the Dancer takes place in the Orchestra. Note: limited number of seats available only until December 29, 2019 – for additional tickets or any special requests, please email: Education@ArtWithoutBordersNYC.org

All patrons, including small children sitting in laps, must have a ticket to enter the theater. All performances are appropriate for ages 5+ as long as guests are not disruptive to other patrons’ enjoyment of the performance.

Participants must be at least 10 years old to attend Meet the Dancer.
Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Specific seating requests are not accepted. Dissatisfaction with seating location is not a basis for return or exchange.

Please specify wheelchair requirements when placing your order. All casting, repertory, and pricing subject to change without notice.

Note: limited number of seats available only until December 29, 2019. Maximum of four (4) tickets per household.

New Teaching Artist: Robert La Fosse

Portrait©Bobby Miller

We are excited to welcome Robert La Fosse to our roster of teaching artists.

Mr. La Fosse was invited by Jerome Robbins to join the New York City Ballet in 1986 as a principal dancer after a nine-year career with American Ballet Theatre where he danced leading roles in many of the full-length classics. During his career with NYCB, Mr. La Fosse originated the role of Tony in Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story Suite.

For the Broadway stage, Mr. La Fosse starred in Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, for which he received a 1989 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

In addition to his performing career, Mr. La Fosse is also an established choreographer who has created over 75 works for ballet, opera, musical theater, film and television.

“Give me something to dance about and I’ll dance it.”
Jerome Robbins

Jerome Robbins Choreography Workshop with Robert La Fosse