Three sides of Balanchine by NYC Ballet (2)
New Your City Ballet's new digital series: Three sides of Balanchine.
Today's second performance: THEME AND VARIATIONS, featuring Andrew Veyet and Tiler Peck.
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky and Choreography is by George Balanchine.
Theme and Variations pays tribute to Balanchine’s imperial Russia with its regal structure and sumptuous Tschaikovsky score.
Balanchine wrote: “to evoke that great period in classical dancing when Russian ballet flourished with the aid of Tschaikovsky’s music.”
Set to the final movement of Tschaikovsky’s third orchestral suite, the score consists of a theme and 12 variations, culminating in a polonaise in the Imperial style.
Balanchine created Theme and Variations in Protected content Ballet Theatre (now American Ballet Theatre), and it briefly entered the NYCB repertory in Protected content . In Protected content used the complete orchestral suite to create Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3, and Theme and Variations, with a few minor revisions, returned to the repertory as the fourth and final movement of the ballet.
duration: 21 minutes
Premiere 04 March at 8pm EST Protected content 02:00 CET). Available to view through March 11
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