Program Three


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 romantic and joyous 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.


Heatscape Preview (2015)

Heatscape

Peck / Martinů


CHOREOGRAPHY
Justin Peck

MUSIC
Bohuslav Martinů

The Four Temperaments

Balanchine / Hindemith


CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

MUSIC
Paul Hindemith

 

Duo Concertant

Balanchine / Stavinsky


CHOREOGRAPHY
George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

MUSIC
Igor Stravinsky

 

The Flower Festival in Genzano Pas De Deux

Bournoville / Helsted


CHOREOGRAPHY
August Bournoville

MUSIC
Edvard Helsted