Great news! The New York Times reports that The Royal Ballet will perform at the Koch Theater at Lincoln Center from June 23-28 after performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. from June 9-14 and Chicago from June 18-21. The company last visited New York in 2004.
The New York rep is more interesting relative to Washington and Chicago, where the company will perform Don Quixote. In New York, two all-British mixed bills are planned. The first consists of Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth set to Mahler. The second consists of Infra, by Wayne McGregor, The Royal Ballet’s resident choreographer, and Liam Scarlett’s Age of Anxiety, and Divertissements, which will include the pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum.
It will be a busy dance week in June as ABT will perform Swan Lake at the Met.
Starting last July, it’s been a great year in the New York dance scene with visits from the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky, National Ballet of Canada, and now, The Royal Ballet.