Wedding

THE WEDDING: THREE BALLET WEST PREMIERES

Les Noces (The Wedding) is noble, it is fierce, it is simple, it is fresh, it is thrilling.” ~ Washington Post

Three stunning Ballet West premieres! This 100th-anniversary production of Nijinska’s Les Noces is paired with an ode to the stages of love in Jerome Robbins’ In the Night and Gerald Arpino’s Light Rain, a sparkling tribute to youth.

Les Noces, or The Wedding, is a rarely-performed, Diaghilev-era gem. The groundbreaking work, created in 1923 by a woman choreographer and woman designer, is set to a breathtaking and complex Stravinsky score, using a 40-member chorus, four soloists, four grand pianos, and percussion. Jerome Robbins explores the phases of relationships in his In the Night. Three couples present themes of harmony, passion, and naïve young love to Chopin’s Nocturnes for solo piano. Light Rain sparkles and glistens in this third Ballet West premiere of the evening’s repertoire. A fusion of eastern and western music is the backdrop to Gerald Arpino’s dynamic ode to youth and all its passions.

5-performance packages start just $131. Single tickets, if available, will go on sale in September.

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Recommended ages 8 and up.

Programs, artists, and dates subject to change.

LES NOCES

Choreography
Bronislava Nijinska

Music
Igor Stravinsky

Scenic & Costume design
Nathalie Goncharova

World Premiere
June 13, 1923 Ballets Russes, Paris

 

IN THE NIGHT

Choreography
Jerome Robbins

Music
Frederic Chopin

Costume Design
Anthony Dowell

World Premiere
January 29, 1970 New York City Ballet

 

A LIGHT RAIN

Choreography
Gerald Arpino

Music
Douglas Adamz and Russ Gauthier

Costume Design
A. Christina Giannini

World Premiere
Joffrey Ballet November 1981

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AT THE JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
April 14 Evening 7:30PM
April 15 Evening 7:30PM
April 20 Evening 7:30PM
April 22 Matinee 2PM
April 22 Evening 7:30PM

CASTING

To Be Announced no later than March 31, 2023

FOR THE MOST ACCURATE LIST OF PERFORMERS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE CASTING BOARD IN THE LOBBY.