Northrop presents NEW YORK CITY BALLET MOVES
New York City Ballet MOVES makes its grand return to Northrop's stage after five years on Sat, Oct. 28 at 7:30 pm as part of the 2017//18 Northrop Dance Season . This select group of NYCB principal dancers, soloists, corps members and musicians offer a stunning repertory program of five different ballets - four with live music. Works include pieces by NYCB's co-founding choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as exciting contemporary artists Justin Peck, Christopher Wheeldon and Angelin Preljocaj.
New York City Ballet MOVES
Sat, Oct 28, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage
On Oct 28, NYCB MOVES will return to the Northrop stage and once again leave audience members in awe as they experience a brand-new repertory program featuring some of the most famous choreographers in the professional dance community.
Jerome Robbins built on his love affair with Chopin's piano works for In the Night. The classic piece visits three couples attending a party, showing each at different points in their romantic relationships.
French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj's work La Stravaganza combines fantasy and reality, juxtaposing 17th-century sensibility with modern culture and also contrasts classical music with electronic accompaniment. Ballet Preljocaj stunned audiences in both 2012 and 2013 with performances at the Orpheum, presented by Northrop while it was closed for remodeling.
NYCB co-founder George Balanchine's Sonatine is a rarely seen pas de deux of polished simplicity and emotional interplay. Accompanied by an onstage pianist, Sonatine evokes the elegance of the French artists on which it was made.
Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain premiered in 2005 and is an achingly beautiful expression of tenderness and longing. Original cast members for the piece included NYCB principal dancer Wendy Whelan, who danced alongside artist Brian Brooks at Northrop this spring in his piece First Fall.
In Creases was the first work choreographer Justin Peck created for the NYCB in 2012. The ballet is set to Philip Glass' "Four Movements for Two Pianos," and showcases Peck's keen wit and musicality. Since then, Peck has created more than 10 works for NYCB and was appointed to the role of Resident Choreographer in 2014, one of only two in the company's history. Northrop audiences were last captivated by his work in Heatscape, performed by Miami City Ballet in 2016.
Tickets for the Oct. 28 performance are selling quickly. Don't miss out on this rare chance to see the extraordinary New York City Ballet MOVES perform in the Midwest!
Best Buy Theater, 4th floor
FREE and open to the public
New this season: Tickets are 50% off for children 17 and younger when purchased with at least one adult ticket.