About The Performance
Two monumental works with divergent styles: from the avant-garde to sweeping refinement.
Ballets in two varied styles illuminate the breadth and diversity of Balanchine’s work. Episodes is among his greatest Black & White leotard ballets, set to the spiky music of Webern and originally created as part of a collaboration with the modern dance choreographer Martha Graham, but now performed as a pure Balanchine work. The sumptuous Vienna Waltzes is a feast for the eye and ear, and a perennial favorite since its premiere. Its five sections each feature a principal couple in elegant settings that recall the Austrian capital and its environs at the height of the city’s 19th-century prime.
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Image: photo by Paul Klonik, courtesy New York City Ballet