Legends and Visionaries: Program A

Legends and Visionaries: Program A


The generous breadth of taste shown by New York Theatre Ballet... is good for New York's whole dance scene.
- Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times
New York Theatre Ballet's repertory pairs the ballets of legendary creators with those of contemporary visionaries, bringing a new understanding and appreciation of dance. This season features new works and beloved favorites from choreographers including Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, José Limón, and Antony Tudor. In a nod to the 50th Anniversary of the Judson Dance Theater movement, NYTB presents two pieces by James Waring.
NYTB is proud to continue its tradition as an incubator for new art by commissioning work, this season featuring Pam Tanowitz and Gemma Bond.

Program A

See The New York Times review here

U.S. Premiere: Inspired by Vermeer's paintings, Light Flooding Into Darkened Rooms by Richard Alston conveys a delicacy of feeling masking the formal facade of propriety and gracious behavior.

Rondo by Jerome Robbins has not been seen in New York City since 1982. Set to Rondo In A Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, this pas de deux for two women explores the dynamic balance between rivalry and friendship.

Dark Elegies was considered by Antony Tudor to be his greatest work, depicting a closely-knit community in mourning. Set to Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, the nature of the disaster that has struck remains unspecified, but the grief is palpable.

Antony Tudor's Romeo and Juliet was created in 1943 for American Ballet Theatre. The one-act version is set to Frederick Delius' Walk to the Paradise Garden.

Pam Tanowitz debuts Short Memory. The ballet is set to a score by Henry Cowell and Lou Harrison. Movement motifs are mined from classical ballet and filtered through a contemporary lens.


February 22: 7pm
February 23: 7pm
April 19: 7pm
April 20: 7pm

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