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New York City Ballet MOVES

Dances at a Gathering by Robbins, and Other Works by Balanchine and Peck

Bard SummerScape 2017 launched with the festival debut of New York City Ballet MOVES, a rotating selection of NYCB principal dancers, soloists, members of the corps de ballet, and musicians under the leadership of NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins. For its first SummerScape engagement, MOVES presented a triple bill that traces the NYCB’s outstanding choreographic lineage to the accompaniment of live music. Dances at a Gathering (1969), by famed NYCB co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins, is set to piano works by Chopin, subject of the 2017 Bard Music Festival; Duo Concertant (1972), by legendary NYCB co-founder George Balanchine, is set to Stravinsky’s neoclassical violin and piano duet of that name; and In Creases (2012), the first creation for NYCB by its resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck, is set to music for two pianos by minimalist master Philip Glass.

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