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All the Buzz at New York City Ballet

Jan 12, 2023
All the Buzz at New York City Ballet

Have you been wondering what the buzz is at New York City Ballet

The New York City Ballet 2023 Winter Season begins this week. The Winter repertory performances run from January 17 through February 26 and introduce the premiere of Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s first full-evening work, set to music by American composer Aaron Copland and created in collaboration with painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson. Patrons will also be able to see the Balanchine and Robbins collaboration Firebird, Robbins’ Rondo and Fancy Free, and Alexei Ratmansky’s newest ballet for NYCB, Voices. The winter engagement closes with a two-week run of The Sleeping Beauty, featuring a cast of over 100 dancers. You can buy tickets and learn more about the Winter 2023 Season here.

Tickets are also available for the Spring 2023 Season, which runs from April 18 - May 28. Featuring music by German composers, the season includes the return of Jerome Robbins’ Brandenburg, last seen in 2008 and set to selections from Bach’s concertos. Canadian choreographer Alysa Pires will make her NYCB choreographic debut when she joins former NYCB Resident Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and current NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck for The Times Are Racing. Peck’s newest work, his first full-evening creation, will also take the stage this spring after making its debut in the winter. Finally, Balanchine’s one-act adaptation of Swan Lake and Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition will close out the season. You can buy tickets and learn more about the Spring 2023 Season here.  

And come August 2023, Alexei Ratmansky, an accomplished choreographer who has been Artist in Residence at American Ballet Theatre since 2008, will start a new journey as Artist in Residence at the New York City Ballet. Over the next five years, he will create at least one new work for NYCB each year. The first work will premiere during the 2024 Winter Season as part of the Company’s 75th-anniversary celebrations, which will take place from September 2023 through July 2024. In addition, Ratmansky will oversee and rehearse his existing repertory for NYCB, which includes six acclaimed ballets that the choreographer has created for the Company since 2006. You can find more details in this New York Times article and the press release.

We are so excited about everything happening at NYCB!

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Photo Credit: New York City Ballet