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All Balanchine

  • Orpheum Theatre
    203 W Adams St Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted by: Ballet Arizona
  • Date: March 24, 2022 to March 27, 2022
  • Recurring every 3 days
  • Time: Show times vary by day
  • Price: See website for info

March 24-27, 2022
at Orpheum Theatre

Three ballets by the Father of American Ballet, George Balanchine, including a work never before performed by Ballet Arizona – the jazzy Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, exhilarating Bourrée Fantasque, and romantic Serenade. Set to music by Rogers & Kay, Chabrier, and Tchaikovsky, this thrilling and stylish program demonstrates both the unmatched artistry of Balanchine and his profound influence on Ballet Arizona.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue:

An audience favorite with showbiz charm, Slaughter on Tenth Avenueis an alluring ballet about a jealous Russian premier danseur and his hoofing American rival. Taken from the Broadway musical On Your Toes, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue was the first of four Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musicals choreographed by Balanchine.

Bourrée Fantasque - Arizona Premiere

Balanchine takes comic aim at many of the conventions that characterize classical dance while providing glimpses of popular dances such as the tango and the can-can. Bourrée Fantasque moves from comic absurdity to dazzling hilarity, with astounding shifts of geometric formations.

Bourrée Fantasque is sponsored in part by Dr. Eleanore Jane Rosenthal.


The first ballet Balanchine choreographed in America, Serenade is a romantic work of massive sweep set to a transcendent Tchaikovsky score, echoing themes of betrayal and alluding to images of protection.


en español

Tres obras por el padrino del ballet americano, George Balanchine, incluyendo una obra nunca antes interpretada por Ballet Arizona – la animada Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, la emocionante Bourrée Fantasque y la romántica Serenade. Con música de Rogers & Kay, Chabrier y Tchaikovsky, este emocionante y elegante programa demuestra tanto el arte inigualable de Balanchine como su profunda influencia en Ballet Arizona.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue:

Un favorito del público con el encanto del mundo del espectáculo, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue es un seductor ballet sobre un primer bailarín ruso celoso y su rival estadounidense. Tomado del musical de Broadway On Your ToesSlaughter on Tenth Avenue fue el primero de los cuatro musicales de Richard Rodgers y Lorenz Hart coreografiados por Balanchine.

Bourrée Fantasque - Estreno en Arizona

Balanchine apunta de forma cómica a muchas de las convenciones que caracterizan a la danza clásica, ofreciendo a la vez unos vistazos de bailes populares como el tango y el can-can. Bourrée Fantasque pasa del absurdo cómico a la hilaridad deslumbrante con asombrosos cambios de formaciones geométricas.


El primer ballet que Balanchine coreografió en Estados Unidos, Serenade es una obra romántica de gran magnitud interpretada con una trascendente partitura de Tchaikovsky, con ecos de temas de traición y alusiones a imágenes de protección.

Ballet Arizona Box Office: 602.381.1096
Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
2835 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034

Ballet Arizona

2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ
Ballet Arizona is an innovative and provocative professional ballet company that creates, performs, and teaches classical and contemporary ballet. The company is dedicated to preserving and…