Chanel — a longtime patron of dance — helps New York’s high dance firms get again onstage.
Lincoln Center right now unveiled the primary BAAND Together Dance Festival, a part of its “Restart Stages” outside efficiency program. Kicking off in August, the competition will function dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and New York City Ballet — the primary time the 5 firms can be sharing the identical stage. Repertoire, completely different for every efficiency, will embrace choreography by Rennie Harris, Jessica Lang, Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins and Alexei Ratmansky, amongst others.
Five nightly performances can be staged in Damrosch Park from Aug. 17 to 21, and tickets for every free efficiency can be distributed by means of the TodayTix Lottery. The competition is made doable by Chanel and the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund.
In a collective assertion concerning the venture, inventive administrators from the 5 dance firms described the BAAND Together Dance Festival as “a celebration of the glory of our art and the power of unity.”
Chanel’s assist marks a continuation of the home’s dedication to bounce and the humanities. A friendship with Serge Diaghilev led Gabrielle Chanel to develop into a lifelong dance patron and artistic collaborator. In 1920, the designer funded the revival of the (very scandalous on the time) ballet “e Sacre du Printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”). In 1924, she designed the costumes for “Le Train Bleu,” carried out by Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. Chanel outfitted the dancers in designs impressed by sporting life; her imaginative and prescient of leisurewear was revolutionary for the ballet stage.
Today, Chanel continues its dance patronage as official companion of the Nijinsky Awards, patron of the Opera de Paris’s Opening Gala, and a Living Heritage companion of the Australian Ballet.