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New York City Ballet returns to Germany

Posted on February 28, 2012

New York City Ballet will dance in Germany for the first time in 30 years next month when it appears at Ludwigshafen’s Theater im Pfalzbau on March 12 and 13.

The company will perform works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, including Divertimento No.15, Tarantella, Symphony in Three Movements and Dances at a Gathering. NYCB will be joined by the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, who will play the orchestral music for the Ludwigshafen performances and the subsequent season at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden from March 16–18. This rare visit to Germany by NYCB has been made possible through sponsorship from the locally based chemical company, BASF SE, who have been supporting culture in Germany for more than 90 years. Tickets for the performances can be booked at the websites theater-im-pfalzbau.de or festspielhaus.de.

Dancers of New York City Ballet in Symphony in Three Movements. Photograph: Paul Kolnik.

 

 

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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