NYCB’s 2020 Digital Fall Season
Just as they did last Spring, New York City Ballet has a robust offering of virtual programming this fall in lieu of their usual performances at Lincoln Center. While nothing quite compares to the thrill of seeing the Company perform in person, the latest digital season, which begins tonight at 8 PM ET, includes an exciting array of diverse repertory and five world premieres created for the occasion. All digital performances will be streamed free of charge on Facebook, YouTube and the NYCB homepage, and will be available for one week after its premiere.
The Company will release six programs of performance footage including more than 25 acclaimed works. Four programs airing Tuesdays at 8 PM will explore works by founding choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, along with highlights from the Company’s contemporary catalogue. All programs will be available to stream for seven days after their premiere. The season kicks off on September 29 at 8 PM ET with an all-Balanchine program, featuring Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and “The Unanswered Question” from Ivesiana, as well as excerpts from Episodes, Liebeslieder Walzer, Symphony in C, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.
Additionally, two family-friendly programs, airing Saturdays October 10 and 24 at 2 PM, have been curated with short stories and playful escapades to enchant the youngest fans. The first of these streams features a performance of Balanchine’s Scherzo à la Russe from 2012, in which you’ll see a corps made up entirely of advanced SAB students!
The final week of the Digital Fall Season will feature five world premieres, one debuting each night October 27-31, with choreography by Sidra Bell, Andrea Miller, Justin Peck, Jamar Roberts, and Pam Tanowitz. These works will be available to view indefinitely.
And as if that’s not enough, New York City Ballet has curated a slew of additional programming to get you moving and provide ballet-lovers with plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in the art form.
Join NYCB dancers as they lead movement workshops for all ages and ability levels livestreamed via Zoom. Participants will be guided through choreography often inspired by NYCB’s beloved repertory.
The final two At the Barre workshops of the summer featured Tiler Peck leading an open-level ballet class (including some pointe work at the end) and Daniel Ulbricht at the helm for an intermediate ballet class. Follow along with these and past classes on NYCB’s IGTV.
And last but not least, new episodes of City Ballet: The Podcast began streaming on September 28. Enjoy new episodes each week or binge a variety of chats from last season!