NYC BALLET GALA
April 21, 2022
New York City Ballet is getting spruced up for its Spring Gala on May 5. One of the more artistically compelling ballet galas in NYC, this year's glittery event features a new work by former NYCB dancer Silas Farley and energizes NYC Ballet's two week Stravinsky Festival that pays homage to the landmark 1972 NYCB Stravinsky Festival.
Currently the Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute in LA, Farley excelled in his intellectual interests in dance and his curiosity about all forms enlivening the field. Farley's first major piece, Architects of Time for 16 NYC Ballet dancers to a commissioned score by David K. Israel (inspired by Balanchine and Stravinsky), is joined by Jerome Robbins' delightful Circus Polka featuring 48 students from the School of American Ballet (there was a time when 48 professional dance students in NYC was unheard of!).
George Balanchine's lighthearted Scherzo A La Russe, and the exhilarating Stravinsky Violin Concerto close out the gala chaired by Diana L. Taylor, Chair of the NYCB Board of Directors, and Liz and Jeff Peek, the President of the NYCB Board of Directors.
This will be a night to remember.
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis