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SATURDAY AT THE BALLET WITH GEORGECelebrating the Genius of George Balanchine January 22, 2011

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#1 ViolinConcerto


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Posted 28 December 2010 - 09:03 PM

I'm posting this because I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it -- and it's a very important event.

JANUARY 22, 2010 - NYCB is celebrating Mr. B's birthday (he would be 107) with an entire day of events at the Theater-formerly-known-as-the-New-York-State-Theater. This is on the website:

The renowned Dance in America documentary
Free Event, Ticket Required
10:30 AM – 1 PM

Including interviews and rare footage, this 1984 documentary outlines George Balanchine’s journey from childhood at the Maryinsky Theatre through his creation of New York City Ballet.

All Balanchine Program
Matinee Performance, Ticket Required: $20 – $135
2 PM

Walpurgisnacht Ballet
Duo Concertant
The Four Temperaments
Cortège Hongrois

The performance begins with a curtain welcome from Peter Martins and includes a complimentary vodka toast.

Balanchine Now
Studio Talk on the DHKT Promenade
Free Event, Ticket Required
5-5:45 PM

A discussion with Company artists about how the timeless ballets of George Balanchine continue to be relevant and influential.

"But First A School..."
A rare viewing of a SAB class taught onstage
Free Event, Ticket Required
6-7 PM

Enjoy a rare viewing as Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins leads students from the School of American Ballet through exercises, discussing ballet tradition, the Balanchine aesthetic, and the relationship between music and movement.

All Balanchine Program
Evening Performance, Ticket Required: $20 – $135
8 PM

Prodigal Son
Stars and Stripes

Come to the theater early for live music on the DHKT Theater-formerly-known-as-the-New-York-State-Theater Promenade from 7-7:45 PM. The performance begins with a curtain welcome from Peter Martins and includes a complimentary vodka toast.

Refreshments and boxed lunches will be available for purchase throughout the day at the David H. Koch Theater-formerly-known-as-the-New-York-State-Theater..

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 03:13 AM

Thank you. I will look into that. Sound like a wonderful day.

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