New York City Ballet's 2014 Fall Gala celebrates ballet and fashion
New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Gala will once again celebrate ballet and fashion with a program that will include three world premiere ballets by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher,as well as existing works by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, all featuring costumes designed by an international roster of some of the fashion world’s most renowned talents: Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera,and Mary Katrantzou. The one-time-only gala evening will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, opening New York City Ballet’s four-week Fall Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
This year’s gala program will include world premiere ballets by three exciting young choreographers including Justin Peck, NYCB Soloist and the Company’s newly named Resident Choreographer, who will collaborate with London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou; British choreographer Liam Scarlett, who will work with Sarah Burton, the British designer who is Creative Director of the Alexander McQueen brand; and NYCB corps de ballet member Troy Schumacher, who will make his NYCB choreographic debut in collaboration with New York- based designer Thom Browne.
The evening will also feature Peter Martins’ 2001 work Morgen, with all - new costumes by the world renowned luxury womenswear designer Carolina Herrera, as well as Christopher Wheeldon’s This Bitter Earth, which premiered at the Company’s 2012 Fall Gala featuring costumes by the legendary couturier Valentino Garavani.
Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress, producer, and philanthropist, who is a Vice Chair of the NYCB Board of Directors and has been instrumental in bringing together the worlds of ballet and fashion for a special gala evening at NYCB, will serve as a chairman for the event for the third consecutive year.
Other Chairmen for the 2014 Fall Gala include jewelry artist Cindy Chao, fashion advertising executive Trey Laird and his wife Jennifer, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.Chief Financial Officer and NYCB Board Member Marianne Lake.
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