2013 Fall Performances at New York City Ballet
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New York City Ballet will open Fall 2013 with six performances of Peter Martins' full-length production of Swan Lake.
The opening week of fall will also feature a one-time-only Fall Gala performance on Thursday, September 19, that will feature a world premiere ballet by the internationally-acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, and other works to be announced.
The remaining three weeks of the fall season will include five different programs featuring fifteen ballets. Highlights include an all-Balanchine Black & White program consisting of The Four Temperaments, Episodes, Duo Concertant, and Symphony in Three Movements; an all-Balanchine Short Stories program consisting of La Sonnambula, Prodigal Son, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; a Contemporary Choreographers program consisting of Christopher Wheeldon’s Soirée Musicale, Alexei Ratmansky’s Namouna, A Grand Divertissement, and the Preljocaj world premiere; and a final program that will feature Mauro Bigonzetti’s Vespro, created for NYCB in 2002 and last performed in 2003, Balanchine’s Duo Concertant, and Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering.
The fall will also feature a special program designed for family audiences, which will be highlighted by the return to the repertory of Christopher Wheeldon’s Carnival of the Animals, created in 2003 and last performed by NYCB in 2005. Set to the score by Camille Saint-Saëns, the production features a narration written, and originally performed by the actor and writer John Lithgow. For the Fall 2013 performances, the role of the narrator will be performed by stage and screen actor Jack Noseworthy, who along with Lithgow starred in the Broadway musical version of Sweet Smell of Success, which also featured choreography by Wheeldon. The family program, which will debut on Friday, September 27, will also feature Martins’ Jeu de Cartes, and Robbins’ The Four Seasons.