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The Beethoven Seventh

Description

Artistic director Peter Martins commissioned Tharp to create a new work for the dancers of New York City Ballet. The Beethoven Seventh features six principal dancers and six ensemble couples.

The ballet, like the symphony, is fast and rhythmically driven. Each of the first three movements lead by principal couple features its own characteristic mood and rhythm. The ensemble provides a common thread between sections, until the fourth movement combines the full cast in the finale. 

Photos

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  • Beethoven's Seventh
    Ringer and Boal perform. ©Paul Kolnik
  • Hubbe and Whelan perform. ©Paul Kolnik
  • Woetzel in performance. ©Paul Kolnik
  • Hubbe, Whelan and members of the ensemble in performance. ©Paul Kolnik
  • Members of the New York City Ballet perform. ©Paul Kolnik

Video

A brief excerpt featuring dancers of the New York City Ballet.
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Music

Music Program:

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven - 1811

I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto – Assai meno presto (trio)
IV. Allegro con brio

Audio Sample: 

Allegretto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performance History

New York State Theater, New York, NY
January 20, 2000
Notes:

Additional performances on February 1 & 2, 2000

New York State Theater, New York, NY
April 29, 2000
Notes:

Additional performances on April 30, May 4 & 7, 2000

New York State Theater, New York, NY
February 6, 2001
Notes:

Additional performances during New York City Ballet's 2001 season