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New York City Ballet: HERE/NOW — ‘Odessa’ at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Ratmansky’s fifth NYCB work is set to “Sketches to Sunset,” a collection of incidental pieces composed by fellow Russian Leonid Desyatnikov for the 1990 film Sunset, including a mix of tango and klezmer music.

Alexei Ratmansky’s Odessa is his fifth work for New York City Ballet. The music, Leonid Desyatnikov’s “Sketches to Sunset,” is a collection of incidental music from the 1990 Russian film Sunset, based on Isaac Babel’s tales of Jewish gangsters in Odessa after the Russian Revolution. The ballet for 18 dancers features costumes by Keso Dekker and lighting by Mark Stanley. —NYCB

Choreography by: Alexei Ratmansky

Music by: Leonid Desyatnikov

Cover:  Odessa; Photo © Paul Kolnik


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