Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020


Bartók Ballet

Bartók Ballet
Photo credit: Erin Baiano, New York City Ballet

Montpelier Room

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Pam Tanowitz, choreographer and director of Pam Tanowitz Dance
Libby Smigel, Music Division

Choreographer Pam Tanowitz talks with the Library’s dance archivist Libby Smigel about her Bartók Ballet, a marriage of post-modern dance vocabulary and one of the Library's best-known commissions. Created for the New York City Ballet, the work features eleven dancers and a live, onstage performance of Bartók's complete String Quartet no. 5. Providing a performer's perspective, Gretchen Smith from the spring 2019 NYCB premiere will join the conversation.