New York City Ballet Announces World Premiere by Justin Peck to Premiere at NYCBíS Annual New Combinations Evening on Friday, January 31, 2013


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New Peck Ballet will Replace Previously Announced Premiere by Peter Martins and Composer Marc-Andrť Dalbavie

New York City Ballet announced today that the Company will present a World Premiere by NYCB dancer and choreographer Justin Peck as part of the Companyís annual New Combinations Evening on Friday, January 31, 2013. The Peck ballet will replace a previously announced world premiere by NYCB Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins to a commissioned score by the acclaimed French composer Marc-Andrť Dalbavie. The Dalbavie/Martins ballet will now premiere during NYCBís 2014 winter season.

The Dalvabie/Martins premiere has been postponed to provide more time for the composer to complete his original score for New York City Ballet. Martins previously choreographed to an existing Dalbavie score for his ballet Mes Oiseaux, which premiered at NYCBís 2012 spring gala.

Peck, who is 25 years old, is one of the youngest choreographers ever commissioned by New York City Ballet and will be premiering his third work for the Company in a period of just six months. His new ballet will be set to Sinfonietta LaJolla by the prolific 20th-century Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů.

Peckís first piece for NYCB, In Creases, was set to Philip Glassí Four Movements for Two Pianos, and premiered in July 2012 during NYCBís annual summer season at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In Creases will have its New York City premiere on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Peck also collaborated with composer Sufjan Stevens for the ballet Year of the Rabbit, which premiered in October 2012 as part of NYCBís Fall Season at Lincoln Center.

NYCBís New Combinations Evening pays tribute to George Balanchineís legacy by presenting world premiere ballets on or around the anniversary of Balanchineís birth every January. In addition to the World Premiere by Justin Peck, the 2013 New Combinations Evening will also include Alexei Ratmanskyís Concerto DSCH and Balanchineís rarely performed Variations Pour une Porte et un Soupir.

The new Peck ballet will also be performed on Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m.; Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m. In addition, Peckís Year of the Rabbit will be performed on Tuesday, January 29 and Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, February 3 at 3 p.m. Performances of Peckís In Creases, will take place during NYCBís 2013 spring season on Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

All performances take place at the David H. Koch Theater, which is located on the Lincoln Center Plaza at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street. For more information, or to purchase tickets for any New York City Ballet performance, call 212-496-0600, or visit www.nycballet.com.

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Justin Peckís new work is made possible in part by generous contributions from members of the New Combinations Fund, with additional major support provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation.

Commissioning support is also provided by the New York Choreographic Institute and the Rudolf Nureyev Fund for Emerging Choreographers, established through a leadership grant from the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation, with additional grants from the Harriet Dickenson Foundation and the Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation.



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