Performing Arts: Dance
May 2, 2019
New York City Ballet breaks open the Spring Season with its much-anticipated Spring Gala on May 2. This gala stands as one of the most anticipated in the dance world because it features the new works of young choreographers coupled to major designers. This season the compliment of dance creators includes Justin Peck and Pam Tanowitz.

The season happily swings from George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, to the young Turks, There’s always something pleasurable about linking the roots of NYCB and the growth of ballet in America back to Russia through contemporary choreographers like Alexei Ratmansky.

Tanowitz’s premiere is set to Béla Bart?k’s String Quartet No. 5 and features 10 dancers, with costumes designed by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung and lighting by NYCB’s Director of Lighting Mark Stanley. NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s premiere is set to a score by Mark Danciger’s “The Bright Morion: II for six dancers costumed by Bartelme and Young with lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker.

The Gala evening is topped off by Balanchine’s timeless “Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3” and the usual glittery dinner.
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis

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