"rEVOLUTION" showcases three pioneering choreographers. Considered the "father of American ballet," George Balanchine ignited a revolution with his distinctly modern approach to choreography. His successor, Jerome Robbins, won legendary acclaim with his contributions to ballet, film, and Broadway. Today, William Forsythe illuminates the future of the art form with audacious, cutting-edge movement. This dynamic program features three of their works that pushed classical form forward and definitively changed the course of ballet.
The apex of Balanchine's collaborations with Igor Stravinsky, "Agon" sparked controversy at the time and remains ever-contemporary in its athletic competitiveness. Jerome Robbins' late-career masterwork "Glass Pieces" captures the heart and energy of metropolitan life. The recurrent rhythms, dynamic momentum, and intricately shifting patterns of the large ensemble build on Philip Glass' hypnotic compositions. Forsyth's "In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated" was an immediate global sensation, delivering a "thrilling, high-voltage shock to the world of ballet."