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New York City Ballet: 21st Century Choreographers at David H. Koch Theater

In a merging of art forms, the fall gala continues what is now an annual NYC event, pairing choreographers with fashion designers for uniquely collaborative creations. Preceding the premieres, Martins transforms an unused passage from Adams’ opera Nixon in China into a colorful display with suggestions of traditional Chinese lyric gestures and pageantry. —NYCB

The Chairman Dances

Martins transforms an unused passage from John Adams’ opera Nixon in Chinainto a colorful display with suggestions of traditional Chinese lyric gestures and pageantry.

Combining the vocabulary of classical dance with a suggestion of traditional Chinese lyric gestures and pageantry, The Chairman Dances builds on the repetitiveness of its minimalist score and boldly colorful staging. It features a lead dancer and a corps of 16 women attired in brilliantly colored Chinese-style costumes, with decor by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. The ballet was inspired by a scene originally written for, but not included in, the production of Adams’ opera, Nixon in China, that of Chairman Mao dancing with his future bride, the movie star Chiang Ch’ing.

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: John Adams

New Lovette

Just one year after her choreographic introduction to NYCB audiences, Principal Dancer Lauren Lovette will present her second creation at the Company’s 2017 Fall Gala.

Choreography by: Lauren Lovette

New Peck 1

The first of two Justin Peck premieres during the 2017/18 Season will take place at NYCB’s fall gala and marks his fifth time participating in the Company’s annual event that pairs choreographers with fashion designers.

Choreography by: Justin Peck

New Reisen

After leaving a lasting impression on Peter Martins during two turns at the Company’s choreographic institute, School of American Ballet alum Gianna Reisen is taking her shot on the NYCB stage, making her the youngest choreographer to offer a piece to our storied repertory.

Choreography by: Giana Reisen

New Schumacher

Recently noted by The New York Times Magazine for his “ability to follow experimental instincts while still creating coherent, formally inventive ballets,” Soloist Troy Schumacher’s third work for NYCB premieres at the Company’s 2017 Fall Gala.

Choreography by: Troy Schumacher

 

REMAINING PERFORMANCES

 

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 @ 8:00PM

Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 @ 8:00PM

 


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