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PROGRAM NOTES: New York City Ballet MOVES

ARTISTIC STAFF

Artistic Director Peter Martins

Artistic Administrator Jean Pierre-Frohlich

THE DANCERS

PRINCIPALS

Tyler Angle, Gonzalo Garcia, Sterling Hyltin, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck,

Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht, Andrew Veyette

SOLOIST

Georgina Pazcoguin

CORPS DE BALLET

Sara Adams, Devin Alberda, Daniel Applebaum, Harrison Ball,

Joseph Gordon, Emilie Gerrity, Kristen Segin, Indiana Woodward

THE MUSICIANS

Elaine Chelton, Cameron Grant, Alan Moverman, pianos

BALLET MASTERS

Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Lisa Jackson, Glenn Keenan,

Christine Redpath, Kathleen Tracey

TOURING STAFF FOR NEW YORK CITY BALLET MOVES

Company Manager Gregory Russell

Production Stage Manager Marquerite Mehler

Lighting Director Penny Jacobus

Wardrobe Mistress Marlene Olson Hamm

Wardrobe Master Eric Rudy

Master Carpenter Norman Kirtland III


IN CREASES

Music: Philip Glass

Choreography: Justin Peck

Costumes: Justin Peck, Marc Happel

Lighting: Mark Stanley

Pianos: Elaine Chelton, Alan Moverman

Dancers: Sara Adams, Emilie Gerrity,Kristen Segin, Indiana Woodward, Daniel Applebaum, Devin Alberda, Harrison Ball, Andrew Veyette

Music: Four Movements for Two Pianos, (1st and 3rd movements)

©2007, by arrangement with Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. Used by Permission.

In Creases was made possible in part by generous contributions from members of the New Combinations Fund and by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Major support was also provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Fund for Emerging Choreographers, established by a lead endowment gift from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, with additional support provided by the Harriet Ford Dickinson Foundation and the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka foundation.

Première: July 14, 2012, The Saratoga Performing Arts Center

THIS BITTER EARTH

(Excerpt from Five Movements, Three Repeats)

Music: Max Richter, Clyde Otis (from the motion picture soundtrack for Shutter Island)

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon

Costumes: Reid Bartelme

Lighting: Mary Louise Geiger

Dancers: Tiler Peck, Tyler Angle

Five Movements, Three Repeats was co-commissioned by Fang-Yi Sheu & Artists and the Vail International Dance Festival.

Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

This Bitter Earth was made possible in part with leadership support from Michele and Lawrence Herbert and members of the New Combinations Fund.

Première: August 6, 2012, Vail International Dance Festival

New York City Ballet Première: September 20, 2012, David H. Koch Theater

HALLELUJAH JUNCTION

Music: John Adams

Choreography: Peter Martins

Costumes: Kirsten Lund Nielsen

Lighting: Mark Stanley

Pianos: Elaine Chelton, Alan Moverman

Dancers: Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar, Daniel Ulbricht, Sara Adams, Daniel Applebaum, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Kristen Segin, Devin Alberda, Indiana Woodward, Harrison Ball

Music by arrangement with Hendon Music, Inc., a Boosey & Hawkes company, publisher and copyright owner.

The creation and performance of works by Peter Martins at New York City Ballet is funded in part by an endowment gift from the Solomon family, given in loving memory of Carolyn B. Solomon.

Première: March 24, 2001, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark

New York City Ballet Première: January 22, 2002, New York State Theater

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Music: Modest Mussorgsky

Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

Costumes: Adeline Andre

Lighting: Mark Stanley

Piano: Cameron Grant

Dancers: Sterling Hyltin, Rebecca Krohn, Georgina Pazcoguin, Tiler Peck, Indiana Woodward, Tyler Angle, Gonzalo Garcia, Joseph Gordon, Amar Ramasar, Andrew Veyette

Promenade Entire Cast

The Gnome Georgina Pazcoguin

Promenade Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Indiana Woodward, Gonzalo Garcia, Joseph Gordon, Andrew Veyette

The Old Castle Sterling Hyltin, Tyler Angle

Promenade Gonzalo Garcia, Joseph Gordon, Amar Ramasar, Andrew Veyette

Tuileries Tiler Peck

Bydlo Sterling Hyltin, Rebecca Krohn, Georgina Pazcoguin, Indiana Woodward

Promenade Gonzalo Garcia

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks Tyler Angle, Gonzalo Garcia, Joseph Gordon, Amar Ramasar, Andrew Veyette

Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuÿle Rebecca Krohn, Andrew Veyette

Promenade Indiana Woodward, Joseph Gordon

The Market at Limoges Tiler Peck, Gonzalo Garcia

Catacombs Entire Cast

With the Dead in a Dead Language Entire Cast

Baba Yaga Amar Ramasar, Rebecca Krohn, Georgina Pazcoguin, Indiana Woodward

The Great Gate of Kiev Entire Cast

Pictures at an Exhibition was made possible in part by a leadership gift from The Ted and Mary Jo Shen Charitable Gift Fund, with additional support provided by Howard S. Paley, and generous contributions from members of the New Combinations Fund.

Première: October 2, 2014, David H. Koch Theater


REPERTORY NOTES

IN CREASES

In Creases is the first work that Justin Peck, New York City Ballet’s Soloist and Resident Choreographer, created for the Company. The ballet is set to Philip Glass’ Four Movements for Two Pianos, and received its world première in July 2012 during NYCB’s annual summer residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York.

THIS BITTER EARTH

This Bitter Earth is a pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Five Movements, Three Repeats. The full work was originally created for Fang-Yi Sheu & Artists, a group led by former Martha Graham Dance Company star Fang-Yi Sheu that included NYCB dancers Wendy Whelan, Tyler Angle, and Craig Hall. Set to a remix of Clyde Otis’ This Bitter Earth and Max Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight, the ballet had its Company première at NYCB’s 2012 Fall Gala.

HALLELUJAH JUNCTION

Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction is set to a score of the same name by John Adams. The music was written for two pianos, and named after a small truck stop near the California-Nevada border. Adams said of the piece, “It was a case of a good title needing a piece, so I obliged by composing this work for two pianos.” The work centers on delayed repetition between the two pianos, creating an effect of echoing sonorities. There is a constant shift of pulse and meter, but the main rhythms are based on the rhythms of the word “Hal-le-LU-jah.” The ballet, originally created for the Royal Danish Ballet, features a principal couple in white, a male soloist in black, and a small corps de ballet.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Created for New York City Ballet during the fall of 2014, Pictures at an Exhibition is Alexei Ratmansky’s fourth work for the Company. Using Modest Mussorgsky’s famed piano score, Pictures at an Exhibition, the ballet includes lighting design by Mark Stanley and the 10 dancers are costumed in designs by fashion designer Adeline Andre, a frequent collaborator of Ratmansky’s.