Jul 15, 2017

New York City Ballet

Jul 15, 20172:00PM
All Richard Rodgers

Rodgers, arr. Brohn/Wheeldon Carousel (A Dance)
Rodgers, arr. Kelly, orch. Sebesky/Martins Thou Swell
Rodgers, orch. Kay/Balanchine Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

About The Performance

  • Carousel – is a short romantic Pas De Deux (dance for a man & woman) that uses two lovely songs from Richard Rodger’s musical “Carousel”.  It was created by award winning choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon; he is known for directing and choreographing “An American in Paris” for Broadway.  Danced on pointe. 15 minutes.
  • Thou Swell – is choreographed by NYCB company director, Peter Martins. The scene is set in lush high-class nightclub where four couples are dining, and dancing. Their dances are romantic and jazzy style. 37 minutes.
  • Slaughter on 10th Avenue – is like seeing a mini-musical. When the curtain opens we see a small club that contains a stage and a bar, and a handful of patrons. There is love triangle with a “big boss”, a strip tease girl, and a hoofer (tap dancer) who ends up fighting for his life because of his attraction for the girl. Originally this ballet was a “play within a play” from the 1936 Broadway production of “On Your Toes”.  27 minutes.