New York City Ballet Celebrates 75 Years of Tradition and Innovation | Smart News

NYCB curtain call

The curtain call of a 2015 performance of the New York City Ballet, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
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This year, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) is celebrating an important birthday. In 75 years, the company’s dancers have leapt their way through a repertory of more than 400 ballets. To honor the milestone, the ballet’s 2023-2024 season will pay homage to the work of company co-founder George Balanchine and co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins, while also looking toward the future with several world premiere performances.

“In creating this 75th anniversary celebration for New York City Ballet, we wanted to explore the great riches of our repertory, from the incredible foundation provided by the landmark works of both Balanchine and…

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