Balanchine:
The City Center Years

Dance

Mainstage

Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2018

Tickets start at $35

Overview

Overview

“The starriest event of the season... A fascinating glimpse into the varying approaches to the greatest ballet choreographer of the twentieth century.”

– The New Yorker, Fall Preview


Eight of the World’s Greatest Ballet Companies
Six Distinct Programs
One Unprecedented Event

In 1948 George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein founded New York City Ballet at City Center. It was here that Balanchine continued to develop his definitive style, which remains at the pinnacle of modern ballet. Many of Balanchine’s iconic ballets from that time had premieres at our historic theater. The thirteen different pieces chosen for this unprecedented international tribute will be performed by eight of the world’s greatest ballet companies, accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Balanchine: The City Center Years will feature performances by American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet.

The six distinct performances are complemented by two special Studio 5 programs on October 25 and 29, and a special archival exhibition at City Center.

Balanchine: The City Center Years is part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.


PREMIERE TICKETS. FESTIVAL EVENTS. INTIMATE REHEARSALS.
Étoile Circle

Starting at $3,500

We invite you to be a part of the Étoile Circle to guarantee access to prime house seats, invitations to the Opening Night Party, pre-show dinner, and intimate company rehearsal. Please call 212.763.1257 or email Balanchine@NYCityCenter.org for more information. 

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Schedule

Schedule

Program I—Wed Oct 31 at 8pm

Miami City Ballet Serenade (Tschaikovsky)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
The Royal Ballet Tarantella (Gottschalk)
New York City Ballet Symphony in C (Bizet)

Program II—Thu Nov 1 at 8pm

The Mariinsky Ballet Apollo (Stravinsky)
New York City Ballet Concerto Barocco (Bach)
The Royal Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
San Francisco Ballet Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)

Program III—Fri Nov 2 at 8pm

San Francisco Ballet Scotch Symphony (Mendelssohn)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
Paris Opera Ballet Divertissement Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
The Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)

Program IV—Sat Nov 3 at 2pm

The Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Miami City Ballet Pas de Trois (Glinka)
Paris Opera Ballet Pas de Deux from Agon (Stravinsky)
San Francisco Ballet Divertimento No. 15 (Mozart)

Program V—Sat, Nov 3 at 8pm

The Mariinsky Ballet Apollo (Stravinsky)
The Royal Ballet Tarantella (Gottschalk)
Paris Opera Ballet Pas de Deux from Agon (Stravinsky)
American Ballet Theatre Symphonie Concertante (Mozart)

Program VI—Sun Nov 4 at 3pm

The Joffrey Ballet The Four Temperaments (Hindemith)
Paris Opera Ballet Divertissement Pas de Deux from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
The Mariinsky Ballet Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (Tschaikovsky)
American Ballet Theatre Symphonie Concertante (Mozart)

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Agon, Serenade, Scotch Symphony, Apollo, Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, Symphonie Concertante, Tarantella
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Cast & Credits

Related Events

Related Events

Want to dive deeper into Balanchine's glorious legacy? Our Studio 5 series has two unique evenings complementing our Balanchine celebration. 

The Balanchine Woman
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:30pm
With Heather Watts, Tiler Peck, Jared Angle, and Cameron Grant 

But First a School: The Making of a Balanchine Dancer
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:30pm
With faculty members and students from the School of American Ballet led by Co-Chairman of Faculty Kay Mazzo 

Sponsors

Sponsors

75th Anniversary Season Sponsors
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Howard Gilman Foundation logo

Lead Sponsors
Barbara and David Zalaznick
Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation
American Express - sponsor logo

Major Support is provided by
Stuart H. Coleman and Meryl Rosofsky
Barbara Horgan
The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund

Additional Support is provided by
Deborah and Charles Adelman

The Florence Gould Foundation
Trust for Mutual Understanding

Leadership Support for Dance at New York City Center is provided by
Harkness Foundation For Dance