5/17/15: If the New York City Ballet has one signature piece, it’s Symphony in C. George Balanchine’s 1967 choreography to the Bizet piece is very simple and pure, but it’s utterly breathtaking. It was the first ballet I ever saw, and it’s stayed with me all these years. I vividly remember pretending I was dancing George’s beautiful choreography to get through the boredom of tendus in ballet class.
I tried, but I couldn’t find the name of the brilliant French troupe who performed this gem in the 1960s. (Ballet D’Agonee? I do know it’s not the Ballet Trockadero.) Therefore, it seemed like a perfect ‘I’m going on vacation tomorrow’ bonus post. Enjoy!