21st Century Choreographers
21st Century Choreographers

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Our final weeks of the season kick off with a festival of Balanchine’s Black & White ballets, including 11 performances of these streamlined marvels. While individually performed elsewhere, only at New York City Ballet can you see 12 of these iconic ballets in such a short span of time.

The 2015 Spring Gala will be cause for celebration indeed as the Company premieres Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins’ staging of Bournonville’s La Sylphide, an opportunity for audiences to view one of the great romantic story ballets on the NYCB stage. Paired on the occasion is Bournonville Divertissements, aptly returning for the first time since 1999 for an immersive Bournonville experience.

The diverse spring repertory includes popular works, such as West Side Story Suite and Symphony in C, as well as ballets seen less frequently, Balanchine’s Sonatine pas de deux and Martins’ boldly rhythmic Symphonic Dances, on programs ranging from Founding Choreographer favorites to evenings of contemporary choreography.

Bringing the 2014-15 Season to a festive conclusion is Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, its magic and wonder the perfect send-off for the summer.