The Four Temperaments, which opens Program Three, is a magnificent groundbreaking work inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made of four different humors that determine a person’s temperament. Balanchine believed in “seeing the music” – and in the extended duet Duo Concertant, one of the sensations of New York City Ballet’s legendary 1972 Stravinsky Festival, the on-stage violinist and pianist play an integral role. The Flower Festival in Genzano Pas de Deux brings us the grace and charm characteristic of the Danish 19th century master-choreographer August Bournonville. And, inspired by Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District, Heatscape rounds out the bill. Choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey beautifully merge ballet and guerilla street art in this stunning collaboration of movement, music and design, which was created for the company three years ago.
THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS
THE FLOWER FESTIVAL IN GENZANO PAS DE DEUX
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.