Program Two highlights two 20th century masterworks by Jerome Robbins. Dances at a Gathering, featuring ten dancers and live Chopin piano music, has been acclaimed as one of his greatest ballets, a profound yet light-hearted tribute to dancing and to dancers. This is the work that marked Robbins’ return to classical dance following his series of Broadway triumphs – West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, et al. And then Brahms/ Handel, a unique collaboration between two choreographic geniuses who were also close friends: Robbins and Twyla Tharp. It’s a whirl of excitement — clever, dynamic, highest-octane — that The New York Times rightly acclaimed as “unlike anything in the ballet repertory.”
DANCES AT A GATHERING
BRAHMS/HANDEL – COMPANY PREMIERE
Pre-show lectures one hour prior to showtime. Late seating holds vary by program. Late comers will be seated at the discretion of Front of House ushers.