21ST CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS at New York City Ballet Mixes Fashion and Dance
According to The Village Voice, New York City Ballet's 21st CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS program uses collaboration between ballet and fashion designers to create a unique performance experience.
Troy Schumacher and designer Jonathan Sanders, who specializes in printed fabrics, collaborated on Schumer's, "The Wind Still Brings," set to music by William Walton. The piece featured fourteen dancers, all in varying styles of skirts, shorts, and pants.
Lauren Lovette's "Not Our Fate" features costuming by Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim. The piece is set to the score of the film "Prospero's Books." It features five men in New York City Ballet's classic uniform of black tights and a white shirt, and five women in black jackets and white handkerchief skirts.
These pieces by company members feature members of the corps, and an occasional apprentice, in large roles. Gianna Reisen, at eighteen the Ballet's youngest choreographer ever, presents "Composer's Holiday" to music by Lukas Foss with costumes by Virgil Abloh.
The New York City Ballet's 21st CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHERS program is part of their Fall Gala, and more information can be found here!
Photo: The Village Voice/ Paul Kolnik