September 18-23, 2012
David H. Koch Theater, New York
New York City Ballet
STRAVINSKY/BALANCHINE: THE COLLABORATION
Fall Season Begins on September 18
With First-Ever All Stravinsky/All Balanchine Festival
New York City Ballet will open its 2012-2013 season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 18 with Stravinsky/Balanchine: The Collaboration, a two-week tribute to the landmark creative partnership between composer Igor Stravinsky and NYCB’s co-founder George Balanchine. The program features performances of 12 different ballets that Balanchine created to Stravinsky’s music over a period of more than 40 years. This special series of performances also marks the 30th and 40th anniversaries of NYCB’s historic 1972 and 1982 Stravinsky Festivals.
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Music by: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography by: George Balanchine
Balanchine’s first collaboration with Stravinsky and one of his earliest international successes, Apollo presents the young god as he is ushered into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime, and dance.
An iconic Balanchine work that was part of NYCB’s inaugural performance in 1948, this highly-stylized, narrative ballet depicts Orpheus’ journey to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld.
The apex of the Stravinsky/Balanchine collaboration, Agon is an intense masterwork, ever contemporary in its athletic competitiveness.
2 Hr. 15 Min
Venue: David H. Koch Theater
The David H. Koch Theater is a traditional proscenium theater with seating for 2,544. Part of New York’s famed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex, the theater occupies the south side of the main plaza (at Columbus Avenue & 63rd Street) that it shares with the Metropolitan Opera House and Avery Fisher Hall. The David H. Koch Theater is home to New York City Ballet.
The theater, designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, opened on April 23, 1964 and was formerly known as the New York State Theater. It continues to undergo a series of renovations and improvements to make it state-of-the-art in all technical areas.
The auditorium features a hybrid of traditional and continental style seating on the orchestra level, five “Rings” (balconies), faced with jewel-like faceted lights and a large spherical chandelier in the gold paneled ceiling. The lobby features many fine examples of modern art.