The University of Iowa
New York City Ballet MOVES
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New York City Ballet MOVES

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This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

Established in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and arts aficionado Lincoln Kirstein, New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world. Now under the direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins and Executive Director Katherine Brown, the company has an active repertory of more than 150 works, most of which were created for NYCB and many of which are considered modern masterpieces. New York City Ballet MOVES is composed of a select group of NYCB musicians and dancers from all ranks of the Company. Miriam Miller, a NYCB dancer from Iowa City, will dance during the Hancher performances, which will feature live music.


The Program

In the Night
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Frederic Chopin

La Stravaganza

Choreography by Angelin Preljoçaj
Music by Antonio Vivaldi, Evelyn Ficarra, Robert Normandeau, Serge Morand, Åke Parmerud

Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Maurice

After the Rain pas de deux
Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Arvo

In Creases
Choreography by Justin Peck
Music by Philip Glass

Program and casting subject to change.


Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Richard and Mary Jo Stanley
Ellie and Peter Densen
Allyn L. Mark
Iowa House Hotel


Seating map

Running time: 2.5 hours


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The Daily Iowan - Thursday, October 26, 2017
On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, the New York City Ballet merged fantasy with reality when it performed at Hancher during its MOVES tour, mesmerizing the more than 850 people in the audience. Ballet dancers moved swiftly across stage, their bodies moving fluidly, their dancing graceful and seemingly effortless. The live music and dancing was flawless and in sync , while the lighting and stage scheme enhanced the aesthetics of the performance. Brian Anstedt, the Hancher production manager, said preparing for New York City Ballet’s performance was a long process. Stage workers spent eight hours on Oct. 21 and around 13 hours on Monday setting up the light plot and getting ready for the performance.
Review: New York City Ballet on the move at Hancher
The Gazette - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Everything was exquisite in New York City Ballet’s Hancher debut Tuesday night, but all eyes were fixed on Iowa City native Miriam Miller’s triumphant return to her hometown. She appeared in the company for “La Stravaganza” in the first half of the 2 1/2-hour program, but truly got to shine in the sensual “After the Rain.” Christopher Wheeldon, whose re-imagined “Nutcracker” previewed at Hancher last year, created a pas de deux — a ballet dance duet — in 2005 with extraordinary, fluid choreography that today fits Miller’s tall frame beautifully, showing the full reach of her liquid, languid arms.
Iowa City native Miriam Miller returning home with Hancher ballet performance
The Gazette - Saturday, October 21, 2017
Diana Nollen The Gazette More stories from Diana Oct 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Print View New York City Ballet is on the move to Hancher for the first time, keeping an Iowa City native on her toes. Miriam Miller, 20, was just 4 when she danced on the former Hancher stage, but she doesn’t remember that performance. This time, she’s stepping into “After the Rain,” a pas de deux choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, who mounted the Joffrey Ballet’s new “Nutcracker” at Hancher Auditorium last December. She also will be among the three couples dancing “La Stravaganza,” with music by Vivaldi and others, set by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj.

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