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Balanchine The City Center Years at New York City Center / Program I

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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.

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

Miami City Ballet Serenade (Tschaikovsky)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
The Royal Ballet Tarantella (Gottschalk)
New York City Ballet Symphony in C (Bizet)


Balanchine, The City Center Years

Balanchine: The City Center Years


Balanchine: The City Center Years

The Mariinsky Ballet, Apollo; photo: Natasha Razina.


Balanchine: The City Center Years

The Royal Ballet, Tarantella; photo: Bill Cooper.


Balanchine: The City Center Years

Maria Kowroski and Sara Mearns / New York City Ballet, Concerto Barocco; photo: Paul Kolnik.

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Cover: Miami City Ballet: ‘Serenade;’ photo: Gene Schiavone / New York City Center.


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