Jerome Robbins’ In the Night
Pennsylvania Ballet soloist Lillian Di Piazza and principal dancer Zachary Hench in Jerome Robbins’ In the Night. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
Pennsylvania Ballet presented Jerome Robbins’ ballet masterpiece, In the Night, as part of its 2007 program dedicated to the work of Robbins. In the Night, which premiered in 1970 for New York City Ballet, is a one-act ballet for three couples that explores four piano nocturnes by composer Fryderyk Chopin. Using the music as inspiration for subtle dance dramas, Robbins’ In the Night has become a staple in the repertories of classical ballet companies around the world, including The Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and others. The Philadelphia presentation marked the first time Pennsylvania Ballet performed In the Night, and the work remains in the company’s repertory.