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Work: Bartók Ballet

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ComposerBartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Period20th century
Year2019
Work typeDance
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Order and disorder: Balanchine and Tanowitz square off at NYCB

New York City Ballet in Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet © Erin Baiano
Modern dance choreographer Pam Tanowitz' first commission for New York City Ballet proved unruly yet fascinating, sandwiched between George Balanchine's enduring Valse-Fantaisie and Western Symphony.
***11
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NYCB's Spring Gala mixes uneven new works with classic Balanchine

New York City Ballet in the premiere of Justin Peck’s Bright © Erin Baiano
An imperfect performance, but after Tanowitz's muddled Bartók, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Suite no. 3 was like balm.
***11
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