The New York City Ballet has teamed up with French artist JR to present a collaborative performance/large-scale art installation on January 23, February 7, and February 13. JR is a well-known underground street artist who has taken his message globally via large-scale installations featuring the voices and untold stories of people via their wheat pasted photographic portraits. JR’s work is a juxtaposition of seemingly familiar faces presented in an unfamiliar context. The visual disconnect forces viewers to challenge their perceptions of what they think they know (or assume they know) about the subject.
Tickets for these special performances are only $29.00 and are available now at the NYC Ballet (heads up they are going fast). I have been watching some of this work unfold very slowly through JR’s Instagram feed and it promises to be a phenomenal collaboration.
The New York City Ballet Art series highlights unique works of art commissioned by the ballet company in collaboration with emerging and established artists. The chosen artists represent a diverse artistic spectrum including art, music and design. For more information on the performances and to purchase tickets, please go to: