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TWYLA NOW

Dance

Mainstage

Nov 17 – 21, 2021

Tickets start at $35

Overview

Overview

The world’s most iconic living choreographer Twyla Tharp premiered her first ballet at City Center during the 1973 season of The Joffrey Ballet. So, nearly half a century later, there is no more fitting place to celebrate the pioneering artist than on our stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Stars from three of New York’s premiere dance companies—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s James Gilmer and Jacquelin Harris; American Ballet Theatre’s Aran Bell and Catherine Hurlin; and New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia, and Tiler Peck—are joined by Tony-nominated actor and dancer Robbie Fairchild in a program of duets and two world premieres including an ensemble finale featuring the principal dancers and a group of young performers, the next generation to glory in Tharp’s genius.

For this momentous return to in-person live performances, City Center will operate a fully vaccinated venue. At this time, approved masks must be worn by all audience members, staff, and crew. Our latest health, safety, and ticket policies ensure you feel confident purchasing today.

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Programming subject to change.

Photos by Mark Seliger

Program

Program

Repertory for all performances of TWYLA NOW
Featuring live music by The Knights (Artistic Directors Eric and Colin Jacobsen)

Cornbread
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Carolina Chocolate Drops
Featuring Tiler Peck and Roman Mejia

Second Duet World Premiere 
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Thomas Larcher
Featuring Aran Bell, James Gilmer, Jaquelin Harris, and Catherine Hurlin (in rotation)
Accompanied by Gabriel Cabezas (cello) and Stephen Gosling (prepared piano)

Pergolesi
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Giovanni Pergolesi
Featuring Sara Mearns and Robbie Fairchild
Accompanied by Nanae Iwata and Rebecca Anderson (violin), Kyle Armbrust (viola), Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Andrew Trombley (bass), and Stephen Gosling (harpsichord)

All In World Premiere 
Choreography by Twyla Tharp
Music by Johannes Brahms
Featuring Aran Bell, Robbie Fairchild, James Gilmer, Jacquelin Harris, Catherine Hurlin, Sara Mearns, Roman Mejia, Tiler Peck, and an ensemble of young performers
Accompanied by Agnes Marchione (clarinet) and Stephen Gosling (piano)

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Tickets

Tickets

The Artists

Sponsors

Sponsors

Leadership Support is provided by
The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

Major Support for dance at New York City Center is provided by
Howard Gilman Foundation
FORD FOUNDATION

Support for new dance works at New York City Center is provided by
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

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