Anyone heading to New York City between now and June 27th, 2010 may want to check out Architecture of Dance – New Coreography and Music Festival. There are seven new ballets with commissioned scores by the New York City Ballet in collaboration with world-renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava.
Here’s some copy from their website:
“One of the world’s preeminent architects, the sweeping lines and graceful movement of Spanish-born Santiago Calatrava’s structures “don’t sit on the ground; they dance above it.”
Long an admirer of Calatrava, Peter Martins thought that he would be the perfect collaborator for a season of innovative new work. But it wasn’t until their first meeting that Martins’ realized the scope of Calatrava’s talent: equal parts prolific painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer.
Calatrava was immediately inspired and approached the festival the same way he does many of his projects: by sketching twisted and turning human bodies that he then works into structures. His early drawings are found on these pages and will ultimately materialize as scenic designs for five of seven world premieres.
While Calatrava’s art has been seen in the world’s great museums, Architecture of Dance marks his first work for the stage.”