Mozart in Motion with the PBT Orchestra

Comic. Classic. Dramatic.

Experience Mozart’s music as muse for three works by dance icons George Balanchine and Jiří Kylián. Balanchine considered Mozart’s Divertimento No. 15 one of the finest ever written, and he named this majestic neoclassical ballet after its spirited score. Kylián’s  Sechs Tänze, set to Mozart’s Six German Dances, is a comedic clash of the classical and contemporary, sophisticated and absurd, peppered with powdered wigs and dry wit. By contrast, Kylián’s profound Petite Mort juxtaposes the slow movements of two Mozart piano concertos with powerful dancing that integrates baroque dresses, fencing foils and black silks to striking effect.

Choreography: George Balanchine & Jiří Kylián
Music: W.A. Mozart’s Divertimento No. 15, Six German Dances, and piano concertos in A Major KV 488 (Adagio) and C Major KV 467 (Andante)

Performance Times

  • Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 – 2 p.m.

Theater Programs

Fri., Oct. 26: Afterthoughts

Begins immediately after the 8 p.m. performance. Wrap up the evening with this lively talk-back with dancers and other artists. Located at the front of the orchestra section in the theater; no reservations necessary.

Sat., Oct. 27, 7 p.m: Insights

Join us for an in-depth discussion about the ballets with Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr and guests from the artistic team. Mezzanine level; reservations requested.

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Sun., Oct. 28, 1 p.m: Talks with Terry

Start your afternoon at the ballet with this exclusive opportunity to watch a few minutes of the company’s warm-up class on stage; then Artistic Director Terrence S. Orr joins the audience for a preview and a Q & A with the audience. In the theater.

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All programs are free and open to ticket holders. For more information contact education@pittsburghballet.org.

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