Wednesday, June 3, 2020 through Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: varies Location: From Your Home
NYCB'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Available for streaming until July 14
Recorded in 1968, Balanchine’s enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical comedy is brought to life by a cast including Maria Calegari as Titania, Ib Andersen as Oberon, and Jean-Pierre Frohlich as Puck. Before catching (or re-watching) the stream, check out this spotlight that explores the witty choreography behind this NYCB hallmark.
Mon, June 1 at 7 PM – Available for streaming until June 5
This celebration supporting the School’s Response Fund will feature past student performances of Balanchine’s Agon pas de deux and Scotch Symphony, Jerome Robbins’ Circus Polka, and Justin Peck’s In Creases, as well as the announcement of the 2020 Mae L. Wien Awards for Outstanding Promise, presented to three senior students. To mark the occasion, we asked current NYCB Company members to share their memories of preparing for and dancing in the performances that will be streamed.
Tue, June 6 at 8 PM – Available for streaming until July 14
This 1978 recording of Balanchine and Alexandra Danilova’s Coppélia, considered one of the greatest comedic ballets in existence, features the ballet’s original leading dancers: Patricia McBride as Swanilda, Helgi Tomasson as Frantz, and Shaun O’Brien as Doctor Coppélius. Enjoy a catch-up with Principal Dancers Tiler Peck and Sterling Hyltin, and Soloist Erica Pereira, as they discuss dancing the multifaceted role of Swanilda ahead of their performances in spring 2018.
Wed, June 3 at 8 PM – Available for streaming until July 14
Presented shortly after NYCB Founder George Balanchine’s death on April 30, 1983, this special performance, featuring a host of the Company’s most popular dancers of the time, is a curated selection of three favorite Balanchine works from the catalogue of over 120 ballets he created for NYCB: Vienna Waltzes, Mozartiana, and Who Cares? Go behind the scenes of Mozartiana with Principal Dancer Maria Kowroski as she reflects on dancing the coveted role for a senior ballerina.
Complete details on Lincoln Center at Home’s Dance Week, including special themed Pop-Up Classrooms such as Breaking the Rules with Balanchine on June 1 at 12 PM, and when each stream will expire, can be found on the LCPA website.
NYCB needs the support of our audiences and patrons more than ever. Please consider making a gift to NYCB's Relief Fund or text BALLET to 31996 to support our family during this challenging time. Thanks to two generous Board Members, all Relief Fund donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar through June 30.