Nevada Ballet Theater


A Balanchine Celebration


Serenade / Slaughter On Tenth Avenue / Who Cares?
The Best of Ballet, Hollywood & Broadway

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall
With Orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic
Saturday, November 7, 2015 7:30pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015 2:00pm

From the ballet master who redefined classical ballet, come three of his most iconic works. The celebration begins with his first American ballet, Serenade, featuring a timeless score from Tchaikovsky. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, the tale of Broadway dreams, Russian dancers and the Mob from the Rodgers & Hart comedy On Your Toes, salutes Balanchine's triumphs on both stage and silver screen. This celebration's finale will uplift and inspire in an energetic tribute to the bubbly Americana songbook of George Gershwin, in Who Cares?


Join us for a truly historic Insights pre-show event at A Balanchine Celebration. We are honored to welcome Mr. Balanchine's longtime personal assistant and founder of his Trust Barbara Horgan for an engaging conversation moderated by famed "Balanchine Ballerina" and Vanity Fair contributing editor Heather Watts. The event begins 45 minutes before curtain in the Troesh Theatre. This Insights program is not to be missed!


Supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, in honor of Nancy Houssels.

Live music generously sponsored by Doris & Theodore Lee.

Thanks to our Production Hotel Sponsor, Wynn Resorts.

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.



Balanchine Trust répétiteur Philip Neal worked extensively with our NBT dancers to perfect the staging of Slaughter. Here he talks about his experience doing the same with Miami City Ballet.



Balanchine Trust répétiteur Sandra Jennings has been working with our NBT dancers on the exquisite upcoming performance of Serenade. Here, Sandra shares her thoughts on Serenade and George Balanchine from a 2010 interview with the Bolshoi Ballet.



Serenade and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust. Serenade photos by Virginia Trudeau. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue photos by Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet.
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