BalletMet's Lineage brings the dazzling works of three prolific New York choreographers to Downtown. Step inside the spirited freshness of American folk dancing with George Balanchine’s Square Dance—bold and athletic. Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain brings beautiful contrast. Then, delight in Justin Peck’s In Creases. Two grand pianos provide the backdrop for powerful and energetic movement. Get your tickets now before the show closes on November 3. To provide a little more enticement, BalletMet will give away a pair of free tickets on closing night.
Think you're not the ballet type? You're wrong about this one. There's something so captivating about these special shorts in BalletMet's Lineage. They bring two different worlds together. Your perspective and the performing artists' perspective of ballet will change. But don't take our word for it. Take a look at a Lineage rehearsal and get ready to buy your tickets.
Lineage pays homage to the great choreographer George Balanchine. Throughout his career, Balanchine choreographed 425 works. His musical choices ranged from Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky to Gershwin, and many of his works are performed by ballet companies around the world.
As Resident Choreographer and soloist dancer with the New York City Ballet, Peck created more than 30 ballets. For his work on the Broadway revival of Carousel, Peck received a Tony Award for best choreography, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography.
At 11, Wheeldon studied at The Royal Ballet School, and he joined the Royal Ballet in 1991. Not long after, New York City Ballet invited him to become a member. By 1998, Wheeldon held the role of Soloist. His most recent ballet premiered to much acclaim at The Royal Opera House.
If you want to read more about these famous choreographers, check out their bios.
So, trust us when we say you're in for a treat under the skilled artistic direction of Edwaard Liang. But you don't have much time. BalletMet's Lineage: A Collection of Short Ballets runs only through November 3.
So, leave a comment on our Facebook page about why you should get free tickets, and we'll pick a lucky winner for a pair. But check your calendars first. The turnaround for this giveaway is quick since the show is a just a few days away.
Lastly, please offer kudos to BalletMet's Lineage dancers, Jessica Brown and Sean Rollofson, in the photo above, as well as, photographer Jennifer Zmuda.