New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Fashion Gala combines the talents of choreographers and leading fashion designers who join forces to bring new visions to life. This past Thursday’s event was no exception: the program featured premieres from two choreographers both making their first creations for the Company’s main stage.
Sidra Bell, founder of Sidra Bell Dance New York and the award-winning MODULE Laboratory, choreographed SUSPENDED ANIMATION, and collaborated with Brooklyn-based designer and 2019 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund winner Christopher John Rogers.
Andrea Miller, founder and Artistic Director of GALLIM, choreographed sky to hold with original costumes by Colombian-American designer Esteban Cortázar, who is known for being one of the youngest designers ever to present at New York Fashion week.
These stunning new works were preceded by a timeless favorite with distinctly urban energy: Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces.
Choreography by Sidra Bell
Music by Dosia McKay, Oliver Davis, and Nicholas Britell
Costumes by Christopher John Rogers
As an ensemble piece accompanied by string orchestra, Sidra Bell’s SUSPENDED ANIMATION entices the audience into its introspective world with Bauhaus-inspired, brilliantly vibrant costumes by Christopher John Rogers that morph to complement and at times constrict the oscillating contemporary choreography.
sky to hold
Choreography by Andrea Miller
Music by Lido Pimienta
Costumes by Esteban Cortázar
Andrea Miller’s sky to hold follows its protagonists on a journey to find light and warmth, with the dancers in an array of delicate and airy costumes by Esteban Cortázar and a live vocal performance from Lido Pimienta, who also composed the ballet’s score.
sky to hold
Gala attendees walked the red carpet as they entered the event, and after the performance, artists and guests enjoyed the evening under the stars.