Classic NYCB II
Witness three fantastic performances featuring some of the best talents in the world in this ballet program. With shows such as New Peck (Muhly), In G Major, and DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, prepare yourself to be spellbound over the course of the 2-hour extravaganza.
Why You Should Watch Classic NYCB II
New Peck is a production by Justin Peck, which is having its world premiere at the David H. Koch Theatre. This is the first time ever that resident choreographer Peck and composer Muhly will join forces to create a wonderful and memorable ballet.
When Ravel began composing his Piano Concerto In G Major, he was at the pinnacle of idolisation and fame. It marked his return from his successful tour in the United States of America. He had written about his composition, remarking that it was put together in a manner that was similar to compositions by Saint-Saëns and Mozart, and strictly adhered to the rules of a concerto for the most part. It only deviated from the rules to add a slight flavour of jazz, but not enough to change the feel of the concerto. In G Major was choreographed by Jerome Robbins in 1975, for the NYCB’s Ravel Festival.
The score for DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse was composed in 1993 to honour the latest North European train service of á Grande Vitesse in France, more commonly called the TGV. It was later created for The Royal Ballet in 2006, by Christopher Wheeldon. It features a set with a structural metallic backdrop.
In G Major
In G Major is a carefree and effervescent show by Jerome Robbins. It showcases beautiful scenery as well as costumes that have been designed by the artist Erté from Art Deco. Frisky touches of jazz in Ravel’s Concerto in G and the scenery give this jovial ballet a sophisticated Riviera setting.
New Peck (Muhly)
Justin Peck, the resident choreographer, has created one of the most delightful dances for his latest work of art. It is paired with a score that is composed by Nico Muhly, the renowned American composer, that is specifically created for the dance. The music is scintillating and perfectly complements the choreography.
DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
The program is concluded with DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, an elaborate and nimble dance routine that features a cast with over 25 members. The dance is performed to music composed by Michael Nyman, who has created a very minimalist score. At its very core, it has four couples who dance. Their performance is enhanced by mesmerising costumes and scenery created by Jean-Marc Puissant. The dancers glide between ever-shifting emotional and physical landscapes, that change in accordance with Nyman’s score, which is sectioned into five ‘regions’. While there is no direct reference to any travel motif, the entire show has an ebb and flow that injects it with a growing impetus.
Jazz Buffs | Lovers of Visually Striking Performances
Know Before You Go
Suitable for all ages. No entry for children below age 4.
The David H. Koch Theatre has a seating capacity of 2586.
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.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Strict Cancellation Policy
This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.
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