The Joyce Theater Foundation presents Pacific Northwest Ballet in two mixed-repertory programs at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater June 23-28, 2020. All performances will be accompanied by the PNB Orchestra.
“I have long admired Peter [Boal]’s vision and am thrilled to be presenting the incredible artists of Pacific Northwest Ballet this season at Lincoln Center.”
Linda Shelton, Executive Director, The Joyce Theater
Program A pays homage to two legendary founding choreographers of New York City Ballet, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, with three iconic works. The program opens with George Balanchine’s Agon. Balanchine’s self-described “quintessential contemporary ballet” is being staged by original cast member and PNB Founding Artistic Director, Francia Russell.
Next is Jerome Robbins’ Opus 19/The Dreamer, originally choreographed for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Patricia McBride.
And Diamonds, Balanchine’s glittering tribute to his youth in St. Petersburg, closes the evening.
Program B features pieces created within the last decade by Benjamin Millepied, Crystal Pite, and Twyla Tharp—three choreographers who continue to shape and redefine ballet as we know it. Appassionata, Millepied’s tempestuous and tender work for three couples, is juxtaposed with Pite’s Plot Point, a chilling exploration of the cinematic score of Psycho through movement.
Completing Program B is the New York Premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Waiting at the Station. Set to songs by R&B legend Allen Toussaint, Tharp’s narrative ballet follows a man in 1940s New Orleans as he attempts to connect with his son and pass on his steps before he must surrender to the three gilded Fates that seek him out.
Together, these two programs offer the best of PNB, with roots in the tradition and neo-classicism of the 20th century and an eye to the innovation and experimentation of today.
Peter Boal, Artistic Director, Pacific Northwest Ballet
Find more information and buy tickets at www.Joyce.org or call JoyceCharge at 212.242.0800.
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