NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season launches a new era
Although the Season was programmed by Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, 2019-20 is the first full season under the leadership of Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford and Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan.
This also marks the first season of Brazilian soloist Jovani Furlan. Originally from Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Furlan trained at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil and then rose to Miami City Ballet Principal dancer.
Furlan comes with good training because Miami City Ballet Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez (NYCB’s first Latina Principal Dancer) is one of the dancers guarding the legacy of Balanchine. She is one of the few remaining active artists who danced for both founding choreographers Balanchine and Robbins.
Also look out for Queens-born corps dancer Olivia Boisson. She has performed with the Company since 2013 and is a beautiful dancer.
Fall 2019 Programs
In addition to the usual ballets, New York City Ballet premieres Edwaard Liang and Lauren Lovette, and pays tribute to modern dance legend Merce Cunningham on his centennial.
The season opens with Balanchine’s classic Jewels, inspired by a visit to Van Cleef & Arpels, from September 17-21. Emeralds is set to Fauré, Rubies to Stravinsky, and Diamonds to Tschaikovsky.
The Balanchine + Wheeldon program draws a line from the past to future with classical and modern Balanchine ballets leading to a large-scale Wheeldon from September 18-24.
The All Balanchine program shows the master’s breadth and makes a little fun of Brexit with Union Jack from September 25 – October 4
Balanchine worked his entire career at the intersection of ballet’s past, present and future. That makes it entirely appropriate that the Classic NYCB program mixes founding choreographers Balanchine and Robbins with world premieres by Principal dancer Lauren Lovette and BalletMet Artistic Director and former NYCB Soloist Edwaard Liang from September 26 – October 13. This is the Fall program with new works.
The Robbins + Peck program features two epic ballets by founding choreographer Robbins and resident choreographer Peck, October 3-11.
The Masters at Work: Balanchine & Cunningham program presents Cunningham’s Summerspace along with Balanchine’s Serenade and Tschaikovsky Piano Concert No 2, from October 5-12.
The Fall Fashion Gala is September 26.
NYC Ballet Fall 2019 Season Tickets
Tickets start at $35
Get tickets at nycballet.com