An Evening of Balanchine: Allegro Brillante, Sonatine & Who Cares?
Presented by Printing Partners
As one of a handful of professional companies in the United States that champion the technique and works of George Balanchine, Indianapolis Ballet is honored to open its second full season by celebrating “the father of American ballet.”
Presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust, IB will feature three iconic Balanchine ® Ballets at The Toby at Newfields during its 2019/20 main-stage production from September 27-29: Allegro Brillante, Sonatine, and Who Cares?
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Indianapolis Ballet is proud to work with The George Balanchine Trust to bring three of his cherished ballets to life at The Toby at Newfields. The following program notes for the three ballets are taken from the official website of The George Balanchine Trust; for more details on these ballets, visit www.Balanchine.com.
Allegro Brillante is characterized by what Maria Tallchief (the ballerina on whom the bravura leading role was created) calls “an expansive Russian romanticism.” The music’s vigorous pace makes the steps appear even more difficult, but the ballet relies on strong dancing, precise timing, and breadth of gesture. Balanchine said: “It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes.”. Click here for the full program notes for Allegro Brillante.
Sonatine was presented as the opening ballet of the New York City Ballet Ravel Festival during the 1975 Spring Season, which marked the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth. In this work the pianist and dancers share the stage. Click here for the full program notes for Sonatine.
In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to work with him on Samuel Goldwyn’s “Follies.” Tragically, Gershwin was felled by a brain tumor before he completed the ballet music for the film. Thirty-three years later, Balanchine choreographed Who Cares? to 16 songs Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931, including “Strike Up the Band,” “‘S Wonderful,” “Lady Be Good,” “The Man I Love,” “Embraceable You,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “Who Cares?,” “My One and Only,” “Liza,” and “I Got Rhythm.” Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way to portray an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan. Click here for the full program notes for Who Cares?