NYCB @ Kennedy Center

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The programs for NYCB's 2008 visit to the Kennedy Center have been posted:

Program 1 -- (Wed, 2/27; Thu, 2/28; Sat, 3/1 eve; Sun, 3/2 mat)

--Serenade (Balanchine/Tchaikovsky)

--Moves (Robbins/Unaccompanied)

--Symphony in C (Balanchine/Bizet)

Program 2 -- (Fri, 2/29; Sat, 3/1 mat; Sun, 3/2 eve)

--Carousel (A Dance) (Wheeldon/Rodgers)

--Zakouski (Martins/Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky)

--Agon (Balanchine/Stravinsky)

--The Concert (or the Perils of Everybody) (Robbins/Chopin)


It doesn't seem to be the most ambitious program. And for one billed to be a celebration of Jerome Robbins, there's only 2 of Robbins Ballets. The engagement comes right before the London tour and the ballets are the same as those being performed in England, but there's less of them. The London programs are below. It seems a shame NYCB couldn't perform Four Seasons in DC, as well.

Programme 1 - Essential Balanchine



Symphony in C

Programme 2 - Jerome Robbins: An American Icon

The Four Seasons


The Concert

Programme 3 - Four Voices: Wheeldon, Martins, Bigonzetti, Ratmansky

Christopher Wheeldon: Carousel (A Dance)

Peter Martins: Zakouski

A ballet by Mauro Bigonzetti

Alexei Ratmansky: Russian Seasons

Programme 4 - Ballet and Broadway: A Musical Celebration

Peter Martins: Thou Swell

George Balanchine: Tarantella

George Balanchine: Western Symphony

Jerome Robbins: West Side Story Suite

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