Sunday, January 08, 2012

Getting excited for Winter Season at NYCB
and Paul Taylor at Lincoln Center!

Just noticed on New York City Ballet's website that they are doing a Balanchine birthday celebration on Sunday January 22 - included is a School of American Ballet class with advanced students being taught by Peter Martins (free!) The afternoon program of Who Cares and Union Jack sounds pretty darn good so I'm planning on being at the theater for the full line-up.

I am also really excited to see Christopher Wheeldon's new pieces that are premiering Jan 28: a completely new piece that he has been choreographing for the company to Bizet's beautiful music, L'Arlesienne Suites, and a new piece for the company, DGV (originally created for The Royal Ballet). I have a CD of the music, MGV: Musique a Grande Vitesse by Micheal Nyman, and I just love it! (you can listen to sections here)

What are some other recommendations? Programs with Concerto Barocco, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tschaikovsky Suite #3 (which includes Theme and Variations) and Allegro Brilliante - for more great Balanchine!

And while you are at the theater, pick up tickets for Paul Taylor coming in March - very reasonably priced tickets start at $10! And more good news is a special performance added on March 13th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Aureole - all tickets for that date are $3.50! Wow!!!

More info: Paul Taylor and New York City Ballet

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