About The Performance
A breathtaking display of Balanchine’s range in styles.
Balanchine’s ability to define music through dance, with infinite variety, marks all the ballets here. Concerto Barocco channels the delicacy and refinement of its Bach score through a pure-dance vocabulary that amplifies the music’s power. The elemental, alternately driving and melodic music of Prokofiev became the basis for one of the choreographer’s most dramatically powerful works, Prodigal Son, a retelling of the Biblical tale that is also distinguished for its designs by the great French painter Georges Rouault. And Bizet’s endlessly scintillating score proved a perfect match for Balanchine’s mastery of all aspects of classical technique in the enduring favorite Symphony in C.
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Image: New York City Ballet performs Symphony in C / photo by Paul Kolnik