northrop ballet series

Northrop at the University of Minnesota

It’s a rare treat when New York City Ballet dancers take the Northrop stage in October. This stunning repertory program includes ballets by four exceptional choreographers you do not want to miss out on.

Next, during the month of romance, young love and centuries-old hate: with its primal passions, timeless themes, and heart-rending music that many regard as the greatest ballet score ever written, Romeo and Juliet has inspired the world’s greatest dance-makers. Internationally-acclaimed French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot conveys all of the drama of this poignant, timeless masterpiece in a moving two-act version. His company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, is in demand the world over for its iconic productions, and the glorious technique and impeccable artistry of its 50 exquisite dancers. They make their Northrop debut with this powerful tale of tragic love that will captivate ballet enthusiasts and new audiences alike.

Finally, Houston Ballet, one of America’s most highly-regarded ballet companies, has long been a Northrop audience favorite. They will return with Artistic Director Stanton Welch’s sumptuous production of Swan Lake, performed with a live orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s emotionally-charged score. One of the greatest love stories in all of classical ballet, Swan Lake tells the story of Odette, a beautiful maiden transformed into a swan by an evil knight, and the Prince who swears his eternal love to her.

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