VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New York City Ballet Art Series, Featuring JR
New York City Ballet will present the second installation of its acclaimed Art Series initiative during the Company's 2014 Winter Season. Conceived in 2013, the New York City Ballet Art Series will feature annual collaborations between NYCB and contemporary visual artists who will create original works inspired by NYCB that will be exhibited at the Company's home, the David H. Koch Theater, at Lincoln Center.
For the 2014 Art Series, NYCB has commissioned an installation from JR, the French-born artist best known for his grand-scale public photography projects, and the recipient of the prestigious TED Prize in 2011.
For his NYCB Art Series creation, JR has photographed more than 80 of New York City Ballet's dancers, and will use their images to create a large-scale installation that will be displayed in various areas of the theater. The centerpiece of the installation is an enormous image, 6500 square feet in size, featuring all of the dancers, that will be displayed on the theater's Promenade. NYCB will hold three special Art Series performances on Thursday, January 23 (Kammermusik No. 2, After the Rain pas de deux, Concerto Barocco, The Infernal Machine, and Rubies); Friday, February 7 (La Stravaganza, A Place for Us, Todo Buenos Aires); and Thursday, February 13 (Opus 19/The Dreamer, Barber Violin Concerto, and Stravinsky Violin Concerto).
Audience members attending each of these performances will receive a limited-edition commemorative piece of art created by JR for the occasion. All single tickets for the three NYCB Art Series performances are priced at just $29, and will go on sale at noon on Monday, January 6 at nycballet.com, or by calling 212-496-0600.
The installation will also be on display during all performances taking place during NYCB's 2014 Winter Season, January 21 through March 2. The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center will also hold one week of open hours for the general public to view the exhibition free of charge on the following dates: Sunday, February 2 through Sunday, February 9, with hours on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.