Three sides of Balanchine by NYC Ballet (3)
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New Your City Ballet is launching a new digital series: Three sides of Balanchine.
Today's performance: STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO
Music by Igor Stravinsky; Choreography is by George Balanchine.
Premiere March 11 at 8pm EST Protected content 02:00 CET)
Available to view through March 18.
Duration: 23 minutes
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The outer sections of Stravinsky Violin Concerto are carefully woven masterpieces of symmetry that peel away to reveal two of Balanchine’s most ingenious and unique pas de deux.
Stravinsky Violin Concerto was composed in Protected content at its premiere, conducted by Igor Stravinsky with Samuel Dushkin as the violin soloist. It was first used by Balanchine for Balustrade with the Original Ballet Russe in Protected content . When Balanchine returned to this score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. “What I did then was for then,” he said, “and I wanted to do this music for our Stravinsky Festival.” Stravinsky Violin Concerto premiered on the opening night of the Protected content Festival, which also included the premiere of Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements.
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