New York Theatre Ballet
April 27 & 28, 2018
Scheduled World Premiere by Richard Alston
with encore performances continuing the Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration at Florence Gould Hall
New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) continues their 39th Season with REP at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 27 & 28, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $29 ($14 for students and seniors) and may be purchased at http://nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/REP/ or by calling (212) 355-6160.
For New York Theatre Ballet: Founder and Artistic Director Diana Byer, Executive Director Alyce Dissette.
The NYTB REP program with a World Premiere by Richard Alston has now added encore performances of three of Jerome Robbins’ rarely seen ballets:
Septet, Concertino and Rondo, recently performed in sold-out shows in The Harkness Dance Festival 2018 at 92Y. The program will feature live music for all works.
Richard Alston’s premiere The Seasons, described as a serene and limpid meditation on the cycle of a year in Nature. The music has an extraordinary clarity with images of Quiescence (Winter), Creation (Spring), Preservation (Summer) and, intriguingly, Destruction (Fall), which all come from Indian philosophical thought.
“I am making this dance in memory of my very good friend David Vaughan who for over fifty years was closely associated with Merce Cunningham, the choreographer for the original production in 1947. That choreography is now lost,” said Richard Alston who will be using the John Cage score from 1947.
2018 is the year the world comes together to celebrate the centennial of Jerome Robbins (1918-1998). The Jerome Robbins Centennial is a global celebration of the 100th birthday of Jerome Robbins, the director and choreographer whose creative genius during the 20th century continues today. Having created film, theater and dance that has resonated for generations, Robbins is rightfully regarded as a towering figure in American cultural history. Jerome Robbins’ legacy from the last century is assured and his influence is ongoing. During 2018, the Jerome Robbins Centennial will celebrate the life and career of the cultural giant with performances, screenings, events, exhibitions and discussions around the world.
The Jerome Robbins ballets NYTB will encore at Gould: Septet and Concertino were choreographed in 1982 for New York City Ballet’s Stravinsky Centennial celebration and Rondo, with music by Mozart, premiered at New York City Ballet in 1980.