On View: JR at the New York City Ballet

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Photo courtesy of Paul Kolnik/NYCB

New York City Ballet recent launched their second Art Series installation project to coincide with the beginning of their 2014 Winter Season. Their latest guest artist is Ted Prize-winning street artist and photographer JR, who created a large-scale installations in various parts of the David H. Koch Theater using his photos of the NYCB dancers. The theater’s promenade features the largest piece: a swirling, abstracted arrangement featuring all 80 dancers forming the shape of a human eye.

The conversation between ballet and contemporary art will continue with special performances designed to interact with JR’s Art Series installation. On February 7, there will be a contemporary choreography performance of La Stravaganza/A Place for Us/Todo Buenos Aires and on February 13, the performance will feature the 20th-century violin concertos Opus 19/The Dreamer, Barber Violin Concerto and Stravinsky Violin Concerto. This week, through Sunday, February 9, the installation will be open for public viewing, with hours on Sundays from 10 AM to 1 PM; Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM; and Saturday from 10 AM to noon. Visit the NYCB website for more details.

JR’s NYCB Art Series installation will be on view at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center through March 2.


Photo courtesy of Paul Kolnik/NYCB


Photo courtesy of Paul Kolnik/NYCB


Photo courtesy of Paul Kolnik/NYCB


Photo courtesy of Paul Kolnik/NYCB

Photo courtesy of JR

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