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New York City Ballet Scenic Designs, New York, New York, United States

Thursday 13 May 2010

Dancing with the stars

Paul Kolnick 
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18/05/10 Joseph Galea, Malta
Do the pictures with this article represent Calatrava's designs? If so, I wouldn't have ever guessed. Somehow I would have expected them to be more 'Architectural.'


Calatrava makes his stage debut with the NYC Ballet 

Santiago Calatrava has designed the scenic sets for the New York City Ballet company’s 2010 Spring Season ,which runs from 4 May to 27 June 2010. They are his first set designs ever and he is the second architect besides Phillip Johnson (1981) to receive the honor.

The new season, aptly titled “Architecture of Dance’, will feature seven world premiere ballets, five of which will premiere designs by Calatrava. Among the choreographers with which the architect collaborated is Benjamin Millepied, whose ballet will feature a multi-functional environment that illustrates Calatrava’s recurring theme of movement and flight. Calatrava’s scenic designs will also appear in ballets choreographed by Melissa Barak, Mauro Bigonzetti, Christopher Wheeldon and Peter Maritns.

“I was deeply honoured when Peter Martins approached me with this opportunity,” said Calatrava. “As an architect, I have always studied and sought inspiration from movement and the human body. To me, there is no muse greater than a dancer. It is my sincere hope that my scenic designs truly express the choreographer’s visions.”

Sharon McHugh
US Correspondent

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