The Beethoven Seventh

The Beethoven Seventh
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Commissioner
Dance sections

I. Poco Sostenuto-Vivace: Ringer, Boal, Allen, Angle, Clavert, Marcovici, Riggins, Gold, Rutherford, Hofmans, Somogyi, Millepied, Tracey, Higgins

II. Allegretto: Whelan, Hubbe, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Millepied

III. Presto: Weese, Woetzel, Allen, Calvert, Riggins, Rutherford, Somogyi, Tracey, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Higgins, Marcovici, Millepied

IV. Allegro Con Brio: Weese, Ringer, Whelan, Woetzel, Boal, Hubbe, Allen, Calvert, Riggins, Rutherford, Somogyi, Tracey, Angle, Gold, Hofmans, Higgins, Marcovici, Millepied

Total number of dancers
18
Runtime
:39:47
Other program information

Assistant to Miss Tharp: Stacy Caddell

Special thanks to Patsy Tarr

Artistic director Peter Martins commissioned Tharp to create a new work for the dancers of New York City Ballet. The Beethoven Seventh features six principal dancers and six ensemble couples.

The ballet, like the symphony, is fast and rhythmically driven. Each of the first three movements lead by principal couple features its own characteristic mood and rhythm. The ensemble provides a common thread between sections, until the fourth movement combines the full cast in the finale. 

  • Beethoven's Seventh
    Ringer and Boal perform. ©Paul Kolnik
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    Hubbe and Whelan perform. ©Paul Kolnik
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    Woetzel in performance. ©Paul Kolnik
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    Hubbe, Whelan and members of the ensemble in performance. ©Paul Kolnik
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    Members of the New York City Ballet perform. ©Paul Kolnik
Video Description

A brief excerpt featuring dancers of the New York City Ballet.

Full music program

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven - 1811

I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto – Assai meno presto (trio)
IV. Allegro con brio

Music details
Music track
webmusic-beethoven_7th.mp3
Audio sample

Allegretto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

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New York, NY
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