About The Performance
Charisma and invention entwine in an array of choreography from New York City Ballet founders.
Three Balanchine ballets are joined by one of Robbins’ masterworks. Square Dance finds Balanchine using classical steps to interpret the American folk-dance idiom of the title. Haieff Divertimento is a more rarely seen ballet, a chamber work in five parts that one critic, at its 1947 debut, hailed as “an out-and-out joy.” Donizetti Variations also exudes a buoyant spirit with its intricate steps and gentle moments of comedy. And Robbins’ enigmatic and hypnotic Afternoon of a Faun, depicting a pair of dancers at work in a studio, is considered among his greatest achievements despite its simplicity.
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Image: Square Dance / photo by Paul Kolnik