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New York City Ballet: Balanchine Black & White at David H. Koch Theater

David H. Koch Theater

20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Three unequivocal masterpieces honor Balanchine’s groundbreaking Black & White ballets. This modernly styled but classically grounded program displays a visual accompaniment to Bach’s double violin concerto, an athletic contest to complement Stravinsky’s dissonant sounds, and an angular exploration of Hindemith’s consuming moods.


CONCERTO BAROCCO Teresa Reichlen and Justin Peck; Photo © Paul Kolnik

One of Balanchine’s greatest masterpieces, Concerto Barocco is music made visible as two elegant yet dynamic lead ballerinas each depict one of the instrumental soloists in a virtuosic double violin concerto.


AGON Teresa Reichlen, Amar Ramasar, and Tyler Angle; Photo © Paul Kolnik

The apex of Balanchine’s collaborations with Igor Stravinsky, Agon is an intense masterpiece and signature NYCB work, ever contemporary in its athletic competitiveness.


THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS Lydia Wellington and Andrew Scordato; Photo © Paul Kolnik

A ballet with unceasing appeal, The Four Temperaments references the medieval concept of psychological humors through its classically grounded but definitively modern movement. —New York City Ballet

Concerto Barocco 

Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach

Choreography by: George Balanchine


Music by: Igor Stravinsky

Choreography by: George Balanchine

The Four Temperaments 

Music by: Paul Hindemith

Choreography by: George Balanchine


Cover photo:Black & White; courtesy of New York City Ballet



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