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New York City Ballet In Paris (Episode #4107H)
KQED 9: Fri, Feb 17, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
New York City Ballet makes a triumphant return to Paris in an all-Balanchine program of dazzling ballet masterpieces. Set to music by Charles Gounod, Walpurgisnacht Ballet embodies a neoclassical choreography, ending with a surging climax that sends its 24 ballerinas soaring across the stage "like dancing out a fever" (The New York Times). The evening culminates with La Valse, with music of Maurice Ravel. In it a young woman is simultaneously horrified and fascinated by her own vanity, and finds herself strangely drawn to a figure of Death.
- KQED 9: Sat, Feb 18, 2017 -- 4:00 AM