When asked to picture ballet, some people may envision a line of dusty tutus, straight out of a Degas painting. While that's beautiful in its own right, it fails to capture the vibrancy of the contemporary ballet scene. In 2017, New York City Ballet stands as a paean to the still-thriving art form. With more than 90 dancers performing over 150 pieces in repertory, New York City Ballet crackles with a purely physical exuberance that can only be conveyed through dance.
New York City Ballet honors the history of the art form by performing classics, such as The Nutracker and Swan Lake, but it also breaks new ground by giving the stage to ballet's rising stars. Check out the video below to get a preview of what you can expect in the new season of New York City Ballet, and visit the show page below to see which ballet will be performed on your selected date.