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New York City Center: Balanchine: The City Center Years — Program IV

Mainstage at New York City Center

131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Balanchine: The City Center Years

In 1948 George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein founded New York City Ballet at City Center. It was here that Balanchine continued to develop his definitive style, which remains at the pinnacle of modern ballet. Many of Balanchine’s iconic ballets from that time had premieres at our historic theater. The thirteen different pieces chosen for this unprecedented international tribute will be performed by eight of the world’s greatest ballet companies, accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Balanchine: The City Center Years will feature performances by American Ballet TheatreJoffrey BalletMariinsky BalletMiami City BalletNew York City BalletParis Opera BalletThe Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

The six distinct performances are complemented by two special Studio 5 programs on October 25 and 29, and a special archival exhibition at City Center.

Balanchine: The City Center Years is part of New York City Center’s 75th Anniversary Season.  — New York City Center

Eight of the World’s Greatest Ballet Companies 
Six Distinct Programs 
One Unprecedented Event

Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Miami City Ballet Pas de Trois (Glinka) (Glinka)
Paris Opera Ballet Pas de Deux from Agon (Stravinsky)
San Francisco Ballet Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)

Balanchine, The City Center Years

Balanchine, The City Center Years


Balanchine: The City Center Years

Miami City Ballet: Serenade; photo: Gene Schiavone.


Balanchine: The City Center Years

The Paris Opera Ballet: Agon


Balanchine: The City Center Years

San Francisco Ballet: Scotch Symphony; photo: Erik Tomasson.

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Cover: The Joffrey Ballet: The Four Temperaments; photo: Cheryl Mann / New York City Center.


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