On Tuesday 5 May at 8pm (EDT), New York City Ballet will release George Balanchine's Rubies, led by Megan Fairchild, Gonzalo Garcia, and Mira Nadon.
Part of Jewels, considered the first three-act plotless ballet ever created, Rubies was choreographed by Balanchine in 1967 and is set to music by Igor Stravinsky.
On Friday 8 May at 8pm (EDT), NYCB will release Alexei Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH, featuring Sara Mearns, Tyler Angle, Ashley Bouder, Gonzalo Garcia, and Joaquin De Luz, and set to Dmitri Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 2.
Each program will be available for 72 hours after it premieres on NYCB's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages.
Due to popular demand, NYCB has expanded Ballet Breaks 20-minute workshops for children ages 3-8, to both Saturdays and Sundays at 11am EDT, and will continue to offer Ballet Essentials classes for all ages on Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm EDT; Wednesday with Wendy, ballet-inspired movement classes held on Instagram Live on Wednesdays at 5pm EDT; and release new episodes of City Ballet The Podcast on Mondays.
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