Dd Short Short List: May 12-16
1. New York City Ballet
Though you have to wait until the end of May to catch Justin Peck’s new collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, Everywhere We Go, there’s an even better reason to go to the ballet this week: Wendy Whelan. The legendary ballerina ends her decades-long career with NYCB in October, but the spring season ends soon, and there aren’t many opportunities left to see her perform with the company at Lincoln Center. This weekend, however, you can get your Whelan fix in Glass Pieces, a work by Jerome Robbins to music by Phillip Glass.
2. Melinda Ring: Forgetful Snow
Choreographer Melinda Ring presents a dance in three parts, which she calls her “most ambitious work” yet. First, dancers take part in two installation works, The Landscape and (Memory of) Snow Machine, during the day, which are free and open to the public. In the evening, the dancers draw on the experience for an intimate performance, Forgetful Snow.