La Valse - Balanchine/Ravel
In a dark and mysterious ballroom, 34 dancers waltz to gripping music by Ravel that projects a mood of impending doom. This dramatic work culminates with the appearance of a dark figure of Death, who claims the life of a woman in white as the horrified on-lookers swirl about her upraised body.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier -- Balanchine/Bizet
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, this is a sweet ballet about the innocent courtship between a tin soldier and a paper-doll ballerina. A poignant story of unrequited love.
Tschaikovsky Pas De Deux -- Balanchine//Tchaikovsky
A thrilling duet, "Tschaikovsky Pas de Duex" is set to unused music from "swan Lake" that Balanchine acquired from the Bolshoi Theatre's archives. Less than ten minutes long, this tour de force ballet, performed around the world, is both challenging and enchanting.
Symphonic Dances --Ratmansky/Rachmaninoff
Following the one-night-only World Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's commission in March 2012, "Symphonic Dances" now enters our repertory for everyone to enjoy. This dramatic, fast-paced work, by one of the world's most renowned and sough-after choreographers, is set to the powerful Sergei Rachmaninoff score of the same name.
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