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Time: April 27, 2018 at 7:30am to April 28, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Florence Gould Hall
Street: 55 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: dance
Organized By: Emily
Latest Activity: Mar 29, 2018
New York Theatre Ballet
Announces Program Change
Scheduled World Premiere by Richard Alston with encore performances continuing the
Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration
at Florence Gould Hall
April 27 & 28, 2018
The NYTB REP program with a World Premiere by Richard Alston has now added encore performances of three of Jerome Robbins' rarely seen ballets: Septet, Concertino and Rondo, recently performed in sold-out shows in The Harkness Dance Festival 2018 at 92Y. The program will feature live music for all works.
Richard Alston's premiere The Seasons, described as a serene and limpid meditation on the cycle of a year in Nature. The music has an extraordinary clarity with images of Quiescence (Winter), Creation (Spring), Preservation (Summer) and, intriguingly, Destruction (Fall), which all come from Indian philosophical thought.
"I am making this dance in memory of my very good friend David Vaughan who for over fifty years was closely associated with Merce Cunningham, the choreographer for the original production in 1947. That choreography is now lost," said Richard Alston who will be using the John Cage score from 1947.