New York City Ballet Glass Pieces Tickets

The New York City Ballet is a dance organization that has existed since 1948. It was founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine. The company’s first ever artistic director was Leon Barzin. When they first started out, the principle choreographers were Balanchine himself and Jerome Robbins. Together, they became responsible for creating amongst the company’s most memorable performances. When they first started out, they also collaborated with “The School of American Ballet”, the “American Ballet Caravan”, and the “American Ballet”. Today, it has come into its own, separating from its different blocks and has become one of the most prestigious institutions not only in the entire country, but the whole world. The ballet will be kicking off the New Year with a brand new production. Get New York City Ballet: Glass Pieces tickets so you do not miss out some great acts.

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About New York City Ballet Glass Pieces

The new show, Glass Pieces, is a New York City Ballet original, and was composed by Jerome Robbins himself. He was inspired by “Facades”, and “Rubric”, the works of Philip Glass, both excerpts from “Glassworks” and the opera “Akhnaten”. This new show was then premiered for the world in 1983 at the “Lincoln Centre” in the “New York State Theatre”. In the original work, Ronald Bates was the production designer. He was also a choreographer, which meant that he had a good understanding of what the ideal staging should be like. The costumes for the show were then designed by Ben Benson and the sound and lighting were taken care of by Bates again.
Philip Glass, the creator of this ballet is often considered a minimalist. His productions are not too fancy and do not rely much on gimmicks and tricks. What he falls back on is always the precision of movement, and the quality of his work. He has described his own work as being “music with repetitive and rhythmic sets”. He has often cited Ravi Shankar as one of his earliest influences. He was always so inspired by Indian music and the hypnotic rhythms and tunes their songs possessed that they would always create an idea in his head. In the past, Glass has been known for his other works as well with the likes of “Einstein on the Beach”, its sequel, “Satyagraha”, and the third installment, “Akhnaten”. These productions were all operas and did relatively well in the art community. Even back then, it was Jerome Robbins who was originally chosen to direct “Akhnaten”. Later on however, he chose instead to create a ballet using Glass’s other works. Thus, Glass Pieces was born, a piece that integrated ideas of postmodern ballet along with the traditional and time old ballet formula. He created something which held all the basics of ballet but refueled it with urban energy; something that can be conducive to today’s style and era. During the show, ballet enthusiasts will be able to recognize the recurring patterns in Robbins’ choreography. The shifting patterns and the momentum behind them which constantly shifts paradigms can also be see throughout the piece. This architectural prowess is what is unique to both Robbins’ choreography and Glass’s music. The audiences should then buy New York City Ballet: Glass Pieces tickets simply to see the two great minds coming together.
The “New York Times” has described the ballet as being unlike anything the New York City Ballet has ever done. Anna Kisselgoff, a dance critic who attended the show in 1983 wrote of the ballet as being something that took the art form into a whole different era. The ballet opens with a group of 36 dancers, all clad in brightly colored ensembles, taking over the stage in brilliant patterns and transitions. The graph paper backdrop helps in further illustrating the dancers and the quality of their movement; it is a wash of colors against black, pleasing to anything looking for aesthetics. Although the movements are rapid, they are uncluttered and begin boldly with several levels in the opening sequence alone.
Although at the time, Glass was considered an experimental worker, no one could deny the structural integrity of his work, which was without any confusion. He did not let his eccentric tastes and visions mar the quality of his creations. His ideas were always translated cleanly and rhythmically. In addition to that, Robbins manages to combine his work artfully as well, being clever with his choreography and providing the audiences with abstract translations to ponder over. Thus, anyone who is ready for a first time experience with ballet should look for cheap New York City Ballet: Glass Pieces tickets.

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