A Leap Forward
Phillip Glass’s “Four Movements for Two Pianos” takes center stage as Peck, resident choreographer for New York City Ballet, explores expansive new places—challenging the body instrument to express movement in its fullest form.
The beautiful Bach Chaconne sets the mood for a work filled with contemporary ballet movement, Janes’ complex and visually stimulating approach to partnering, and the maturity these dancers demonstrate as they perform professional-level repertoire.
This sad and soulful pas de deux invites the audience to contemplate loss—and invites the dancers to demonstrate the movement eclecticism of this world-renowned choreographer, now artistic director of BalletMet.
Vivacious dances set to music from Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Dom Sébastien. Balanchine created this cheerful and sunny work for “Salute to Italy,” a 1960 New York City Ballet program celebrating the one-hundredth anniversary of Italy’s unification.