Program 8: Triple-Bill
Total running time: 2 hours 22 minutes, two intermissions
The final program of the season features works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century: George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. A collaboration with composer Igor Stravinsky, Agon is a Balanchine classic: a post-modern masterpiece showcasing the strength and beauty of the human body. Set to Brahms’ Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Balanchine’s Brahms–Schoenberg Quartet reveals a full range of choreographic styles, musical flavors, and colorful costumes. The program concludes with Robbins’ exhilarating Glass Pieces. Set to a throbbing score by Philip Glass, Glass Pieces is a heart-stopping work that pulses with the energy of a big city.
View the available principal casting for Program 8 on our blog.
Thursday, May 1, 8pm
Saturday, May 3, 2pm
Saturday, May 3, 8pm
Tuesday, May 6, 8pm
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30pm
Friday, May 9, 8pm
Sunday, May 11, 2pm
What’s the difference between a classical ballet and a neoclassical ballet? Find out in this episode of Instant Expert, as we explore the life of George Balanchine, whose work best exemplifies neoclassicism in ballet.