Yesterday (Tuesday) was our one-and-only full rehearsal day before our four-days of consecutive Dress Rehearsals & Performances coming up. Company dancers warmed-up and rehearsed in the beautiful City Center Studio 4. My schedule for yesterday was as follows:
- 12-1:15a Warm-up class with PNB Ballet Master, Otto Neubert at City Center
- 1:35-4:30 Rehearsals for the REP #1 (Balanchine): Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Square Dance and Prodigal Son
- Quick dinner break
- 5:35-6:30p Rehearsal for Emergence
Today, we ran the ballets on the City Center stage and have our first performance.
PNB is bringing two programs to NYC audiences.
1. An evening of George Balanchine‘s works. What I love about this program is the variety of Balanchine’s styles: from pure classical technique to a neoclassical leotard ballet to a story ballet.
- Square Dance (premiered in 1957)
- Stravinsky Violin Concerto (premiered in 1972)
- Prodigal Son (premiered in 1929)
2. An evening of Contemporary works. This program showcases the athleticism and fierceness of the PNB dancers and innovative choreography from the last decade.
- David Dawson’s A Million Kisses to my Skin (premiered in 2000)
- William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (premiered in 1996)
- Crystal Pite’s Emergence (premiered in 2009)
PNB’s amazing photographer, Lindsay Thomas is on tour with us and she captured these photos yesterday.