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Divertimento No.15
Choreography by George Balanchine
© The George Balanchine Trust

Balanchine + Beyond

Mozart & More

Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 200PM & 730PM

Join Ballet Chicago as they showcase their Spring Repertoire with five beautiful ballets. 

Divertimento No.15 : Set to W.A. Mozart’s score of the same title, Divertimento No. 15 is George Balanchine’s second treatment of what he considered to be the finest divertimento ever written. Incorporating many of the steps from his earlier work, Balanchine’s final Divertimento No. 15 is a work of classical brilliance and elegance widely regarded as a definitive illumination of Mozart’s score.

Ellington Suite : Composed in 1970, Duke Ellington’s colorful symphonic masterpiece The River, powerfully evokes the many moods of the mighty Mississippi. Dan Duell’s evocative and jazzy suite of five dances visually brings to life these moods, with images from the serene and romantic to swirling, high-octane energy.

Secrets de Printemps : Set to Maurice Ravel’s orchestral adaptation of his piano suite Le Tombeau de Couperin, Ted Seymour’s magical ballet presents a vivid fantasy world that unfolds through graceful gestures and steps. Across four distinct movements, the audience is transported through different realms inhabited by various ethereal creatures and settings.

A Little Mozart : Choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Patricia Blair, and set to Mozart’s piano suite Maman, Vous Dirai-je?, this revival will be performed by young dancers from Ballet Chicago’s student division. The children will be joined on stage by a live pianist who embodies the spirit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

World Premiere : The program also features a yet-to-be-titled world premiere by Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour set to W.A. Mozart’s Quintet in A-Major for Clarinet and Strings.

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