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Classic NYCB


Featuring work by renowned choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Edwaard Liang, and Lauren Lovette, be prepared to have your breath taken away, as the supremely talented New York City Ballet takes the stage. Witness an unforgettable confluence of music and dance, in an unforgettable display of skill, technique, and art!

Why Watch Classic NYCB

Classic NYCB is a 4-ballet show featuring the work of 4 different choreographers, including George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. The duo is considered to be the founding choreographers of the NYCB and have created numerous works that continue to be performed across the world! Balanchine is regarded as the father of American Ballet and is one of the most influential choreographers from America. Robbins is a 5 time Tony Award and 2-time Academy Award winner and worked on film, stage, television and classical ballet.

Lauren Lovette, the creator of New Lovette, joined the NYCB as an apprentice in 2009. She went on to become a part of the corps de ballet just a year later and rapidly rose up the ranks to become a principal dancer in 2015. She has performed in some of the best-known ballets of Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, and George Balanchine. Edwaard Liang, a former soloist for the NYCB is all set to premiere his first work for the company. He joined the NYCB in 1993 and went on to be promoted to soloist in 1998. Currently, he serves as the artistic director of BalletMet.

The Show

The first performance, named Opus 19/The Dreamer, focuses on the interactions between the male protagonist and his exquisite counterpart. The ballet features 14 dancers, and they perform to Prokofiev's renowned Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. The choreography is hauntingly beautiful and works wonderfully well with the violin performance.

The next ballet, named New Lovette is choreographed by Lauren Lovette. Her work features brightness and fleetingness to the steps that are rare in other ballets. Following this, Edwaard Liang’s debuts his work at the NYCB, and it promises to awe audiences from across the world.

The program concludes with George Balanchine’s Symphony in C. As the name suggests, it is set to Georges Bizet's Symphony in C. Featuring over 50 dancers who are decked in jewellery, the performance is absolutely riveting to see live. The designs were created in collaboration with the jewellery giant, Swarovski, and you will see earrings, headpieces, and crowns created using the renowned Swarovski crystals.

Good For

Ballet Buffs | Lovers Jerome Robbins | Fans of George Balanchine

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

26th September 7:00 PM
27th, 28th September 8:00 PM
29th September, 6th and 13th October 3:00 PM
2nd October 7:30 PM
4th October 4:00 PM

2 hours and 23 minutes, with 1 intermission

New York City Ballet

George Ballanchine

Important Information
Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
The performance on the 26th of September will not feature Opus 19/ The Dreamer and will be only 1 hour and 46 minutes long.
The performance on the 2nd of October will be 2 hours and 35 minutes long.

Additional Information

Suitable for all ages. No entry for children below age 4.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair Accessible
In-house Bar
Coat Check

The David H. Koch Theatre has a seating capacity of 2586.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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You will receive your tickets along with your email confirmation shortly. You need to print the same and display it at the ticket counter.

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