NEW YORK CITY BALLET 2010-2011 SEASON
Since relocating to Lincoln Center in 1964, NYCB has always begun its performance season in November. But 2010 sees the company presenting a four-week season at Lincoln Center starting September 14. This will be followed by the usual holiday season performances of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” from November 26 through January 2, followed by the Winter Repertory Season, January 18 through February 27, and the Spring Repertory Season, May 3 through June 12. Single tickets for all three seasons will also be available earlier than previously (see below).
During the course of 2010-2011 the company will perform 64 different ballets including 34 by George Balanchine and 14 by Jerome Robbins. The season will also include seven works by Peter Martins, including his full-length staging of his “Swan Lake”.
Other choreographers represented during the 2010-2011 season include Benjamin Millepied, who will present a New York premiere during the Fall Repertory Season; Susan Stroman, who will create a new work for the Winter Repertory Season; and Lynne Taylor-Corbett, who will create a new production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”. The season also features ballets by Melissa Barak, Mauro Bigonzetti, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, and Christopher Wheeldon.Fall Season
The Fall Repertory Season (September 14-October 10, 2010) will feature 28 ballets including 13 works by George Balanchine and 5 by Jerome Robbins.
A Gala Performance on Thursday, October 7 will feature a new ballet by Benjamin Millepied set to a commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, George Balanchine’s “Tarantella”, Jerome Robbins’ “I’m Old Fashioned”, and Peter Martins’ “Fearful Symmetries.”
The fall season will also feature a major revival of Peter Martins’ “The Magic Flute”, which was created for the School of American Ballet Workshop in 1981 and first performed by NYCB in 1982, with new designs by Tony Award-winning designer David Mitchell. The programs also include Mauro Bigonzetti’s “Luce Nascosta”, Benjamin Millepied’s “Why am I not where you are”, Alexei Ratmansky’s “Namouna, A Grand Divertissement”, and Christopher Wheeldon’s “Estancia.”Winter Season
The Winter Repertory Season runs from January 18 through February 27, 2011. Among the season highlights should be a new ballet by Broadway choreographer and director Susan Stroman, who will create a companion piece to her 1999 work for NYCB, “Blossom Got Kissed”. The programs will also feature seven performances of Martins’ “Swan Lake”, created in 1996 for the Royal Danish Ballet. The season will also include 12 ballets by Balanchine, five by Robbins, and the return of such works as Ratmansky’s “Concerto DSCH” and Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia.”Spring Season
The Spring Repertory Season runs from May 3 through June 12, 2011, and will begin with a week of all Balanchine black and white programs, including such classics as “Agon”, “Episodes”, “Apollo”, “The Four Temperaments”, “Stravinsky Violin Concerto” and “Concerto Barocco.”
Other highlights include a new production of “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, that will feature two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, who will make her New York City Ballet debut in the role of the singer. There are also 17 works by Balanchine including the full-length “Jewels”, and 7 works by Robbins including “West Side Story Suite.”Subscriptions
Subscription series packages for the 2010-2011 season are now available through the NYCB subscription office at 800-580-8730. From June 15 they will also be online through the NYCB website at nycballet.com. Single tickets
Single tickets for all 2010-2011 repertory performances will go on sale August 9 at the David H. Koch Theater box office, through Center Charge at 212-721-6500, and at www.nycballet.com
Single tickets for Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” will go on sale in September.