New York City Ballet’s 2012 SPAC season

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The New York City ballet’s summer season at SPAC runs from July 10 through July 21. For more information, visit http://www.spac.org

Ballet premieres

  • 8 p.m. July 12; 2 p.m. July 14; 2 p.m. July 19: SPAC premiere of Peter Martins’ “The Waltz Project.” Martins is NYCB’s ballet master-in-chief. The ballet is set to music by 13 composers, including John Cage, Milton Babbitt, Robert Moran and Philip Glass.
  • 8 p.m. July 14: World premiere of a Justin Peck ballet set to Philip Glass’ Four Movements for Two Pianos. Peck has been a dancer since 2007 with NYCB and a choreographer since 2009. This is his first ballet for a major company. SPAC premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s most recent work for NYCB, “Les Carillons.” It premiered Jan. 28 in New York. His 18th ballet for the company, “Les Carillons” features 20 dancers and George Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suites Nos. 1 and 2. SPAC premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s newest ballet for NYCB set to music by contemporary composer Nico Muhly. It will premiere in May in New York. A NYCB dancer for 16 years, Millepied recently retired from dancing to focus on choreography. This is his fourth ballet for the company.
  • 8 p.m. July 20; 8 p.m. July 21: SPAC premiere of Wheeldon’s “DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse,” which he created for the Royal Ballet in 2006. It features 26 dancers and a score by Michael Nyman.

Other highlights

  • 8 p.m. July 11; 8 p.m. July 13; 8 p.m. July 17: Alexei Ratmansky’s masterwork “Russian Seasons” returns for the first time since its 2006 SPAC debut.
  • 8 p.m. July 14: Ballet gala-fundraiser features a lawn party, fireworks and three premieres, including the world premiere of a Justin Peck ballet.
  • 8 p.m. July 18; 8 p.m. July 19; 2 p.m. July 21: Peter Martins’ ballet “Romeo and Juliet” returns for the first time since 2007.
  • 8 p.m. Aug. 18: “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” closes the season with City Ballet dancers performing and works by the great Russian composer, including the 1812 Overture, and colonial re-enactors, live cannons fire and fireworks.

Complete season

8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
All Balanchine
“Concerto Barocco” and “Kammermusik No. 2” (Bach/Balanchine) (Hindemith/Balanchine)
“Firebird” (Stravinsky/Balanchine and Robbins)
“Symphony in C” (Bizet/Balanchine)
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
“Jeu de Cartes” (Stravinsky/Martins)
“In the Night” (Chopin/Robbins)
“Russian Seasons” (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky)
2 p.m. Thursday, July 12
All Russian
“Russian Seasons” (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky)
“Firebird” (Stravinsky/Balanchine & Robbins)
“Jeu de Cartes” (Stravinsky/Martins)
8 p.m. Thursday, July 12
“Concerto Barocco” and “Kammermusik No. 2” (Bach/Balanchine) (Hindemith/Balanchine)
“The Waltz Project” (Martins)
“Symphony in C” (Bizet/Balanchine)
“See the Music” for “Symphony in C”
8 p.m. Friday, July 13
“Russian Seasons” (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky)
“In the Night” (Chopin/Robbins)
“Firebird” (Stravinsky/Balanchine and Robbins)
2 p.m. Saturday, July 14
“Concerto Barocco” and “Kammermusik No. 2” (Bach/Balanchine) (Hindemith/Balanchine)
“The Waltz Project” (Martins)
“Symphony in C” (Bizet/Balanchine)
8 p.m. Saturday, July 14
Gala
Peck’s world premiere
Millepied’s SPAC premiere (Muhly/Millepied)
“Les Carillons” (SPAC premiere) (Wheeldon)
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17
“Russian Seasons” (Desyatnikov/Ratmansky)
“Sinfonia” and “Moves” (Stravinsky/Martins) (Robbins)
“Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” (Schoenberg/Balanchine)
“See the Music” for “Russian Seasons”
8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18
“Romeo and Juliet” (Prokofiev/Martins)
2 p.m. Thursday, July 19
“Jeu de Cartes” (Stravinsky/Martins)
“The Waltz Project” (Martins)
“Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” (Schoenberg/Balanchine)
8 p.m. Thursday, July 19
“Romeo and Juliet” (Prokofiev/Martins)
8 p.m. Friday, July 20
“Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet” (choenberg/Balanchine)
“Sinfonia” and “Moves” (Stravinsky/Martins) (Robbins)
“DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse” (Wheeldon) (Nyman/Wheeldon)
2 p.m. Saturday, July 21
“Romeo and Juliet” (Prokofiev/Martins)
8 p.m. Saturday, July 21
“Jeu de Cartes” (Stravinsky/Martins)
“DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse” (Wheeldon) (Nyman/Wheeldon)
“Symphony in C” (Bizet/Balanchine)

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