The 2015-16 Season is flush with treasures from the Company’s diverse repertoire — 56 ballets, including an astonishing seven world premieres. Just as impressive is a musical repertory with 45 composers, two newly commissioned scores, and the debut of recently appointed Music Director Andrew Litton. Fall opens September 22 with a week-long run of Peter Martins' Swan Lake. Seven world premieres from Justin Peck, Troy Schumacher, Robert Binet, Myles Thatcher, Kim Brandstrup, and Christopher Wheeldon — plus commissioned scores from Bryce Dessner and Ellis Ludwig-Leone and an artistic collaboration with visual artist Marcel Dzama — highlight the Company’s commitment to the creation of new works. Other highlights include beloved classics from Balanchine and Robbins, encore performances of Peter Martins' La Sylphide, and Balanchine's opulent masterpiece Jewels. Subscriptions are available now and single tickets for the full season go on sale August 2.
For the first time outside of China, the acclaimed Peking Opera star Zhang Huoding who is also a professor of the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, brings to Lincoln Center two classic productions Legend of the White Snake and The Jewelry Purse, which will be presented at the David H. Koch Theater from September 2-3 only. It is the first time that the China Arts and Entertainment Group presents Peking Opera at DHKT. Zhang Huoding is considered as a standout inheritor of Cheng School of Peking Opera. She inherits and develops the performing arts of Cheng School in a creative way. All her singing, reciting and dancing possess the demeanors of great masters, which could highlight the demure, authentic, profound, and dignified features of Cheng School. Her skillful singing and expressive dancing has won her many fans.
On November 17 through 22, The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present Twyla Tharp, one of the century’s most treasured artists, as she celebrates fifty years of dance making. The double bill of premieres begins with a vibrant introductory FANFARE followed by PRELUDES AND FUGUES, set to J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. The dance radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit, humanity, and rigor. YOWZIE, the second premiere, is a humorous work set to a wild, raucous, and jazzy score. With immaculate technique, Tharp’s hand chosen and meticulously rehearsed group brings her choreography to life as Tharp turns her decades of experience—dances for Hollywood films, television, and the Broadway stage, ballets, modern dances—into proof that time is her partner as she continues to expand her singular imagination.
Tschaikovsky's beloved melodies will transport you to a magical world where mischievous mice besiege a battalion of toy soldiers, and an onstage blizzard leads to an enchanted Land of Sweets. Whether it's a first-time experience or an annual treat, don't miss the hottest holiday ticket in town. The 2014-15 performances of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ are generously sponsored by Travelers Companies, Inc.