George Balanchine created “Apollo” 90 years ago. Set to Igor Stravinsky’s score, this ballet—seminal and historic on many levels—signified a major point in development of Balanchine’s aesthetics and principles as a choreographer. “Apollo” is regarded as one of signatures of New York City Ballet.
Tiler Peck, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ashly Isaacs in George Balanchine's “Apollo.” Photograph by Paul Kolnik
When a choreographer takes on volcanic and iconic works from American musical giants like Leonard Bernstein and John Adams one move they could take is to cool them down with a couple of more soothing European works in between.Continue Reading