Three sides of Balanchine by NYC Ballet (1)
New Your City Ballet is launching a new digital series: Three sides of Balanchine.
Today's first performance: PRODIGAL SON (featuring Daniel Ulbricht and Teresa Reichlen).
Music by Sergei Prokofiev and Choreography is by George Balanchine.
The ultimate story of sin and redemption, Prodigal Son's powerful message, expressive score, and dramatic movement make it eternally impactful.
Serge Diaghilev, who founded Ballets Russes in Protected content , was a ballet and opera impresario who brought together the best of new music, dance, and visual art in his productions. George Balanchine was hired by Diaghilev in Protected content created several ballets before the company disbanded in Protected content , after Diaghilev's sudden death.
Prodigal Son was the last of Balanchine's works for Ballets Russes; it premiered in Protected content , opening what was to be the company's final Paris season. Diaghilev commissioned Sergei Prokofiev to write the score and Georges Rouault to design the Fauvist sets and costumes. The ballet's story comes from the biblical parable, but Boris Kochno added much dramatic material and, to emphasize the themes of sin and redemption, ended the story with the Prodigal's return home.
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