One more film to add to the growing collection of behind-the-scenes looks at dance. David Heuvel, the Costume Production Director at Ballet West, has worked with international stars such as Margot Fonteyn, Natalia Makarova, Merle Park and Violette Verdy. With more than 25 years dedicated to his craft, he has created hundreds of beautiful ballet costumes by hand. Here is the story of a tutu.
An Unexpected Way to Experience a Night at the Ballet
Following the inaugural 2013 installation LES BALLETS DE FAILE, New York City Ballet is proud to collaborate with the French artist known as JR for the second annual Art Series.
Exhibiting freely in the streets of the world, JR catches the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His largest project to date, INSIDE OUT, was born in 2011 when JR won the TED prize and called for the creation of a global art project with the potential to change the world. Transforming messages of personal identity into public works of art, more than 172,000 people have taken part in nearly 8,600 locations around the world.
JR will share his Art Series installation during three special performance evenings — January 23, February 7, 13 — when every seat in the house is available for just $29. On these evenings, every audience member will receive a takeaway created specifically for this event.
Absolutely love this collaboration. More please. NYC Ballet should have a ballet with sets designed by JR.