10 formidable forces unite on stage to perform to music by Woodkid, Sufjan Stevens and more
New York City Ballet - 21st Century Choreographers IIDavid H. Koch Theater (20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY) Map it $29
Ten of today’s most formidable forces unite on the NYCB stage. From the established voices who ushered ballet into the 21st Century, to the next generation who are pushing the art form even further, see the movement that is inspiring today’s dancers and dance-goers.
21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS II
Year of the Rabbit (Stevens/Peck)
La Stravaganza (Vivaldi, Ficarra, Normandeau, Morand, Parmerud/Preljocaj)
DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse (Nyman/Wheeldon)
Set to a classical orchestration of Sufjan Stevens’ 2002 electronica album Enjoy Your Rabbit, Justin Peck’s acclaimed Year of the Rabbit highlights its corps de ballet as they form intricate and architectural patterns into which the featured dancers are integrated. Contemporary culture meets 17th-century society in La Stravaganza, a modern work with juxtaposing music and movement styles. Propelled by a score with surging force and relentless drive, DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse evokes a high-speed journey for four couples and an ensemble of 18.