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Thank you for supporting the artistic missions and programs of The Knights and BalletCollective. All proceeds will be split evenly to benefit the joint missions of BalletCollective and The Knights.

HOSTED BY

Guillaume and Andrea Cuvelier

Mela and Paul Haklish

Karin and Paul Kingsley

Claire and Christopher Mann

7:00 PM FARAWAY

An evening of World Premieres

9:00 PM UP CLOSE

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with the artists

EVENING PROGRAM

MUSICAL WORKS BY

Julianna Barwick, Caleb Burhans, Christina Courtin & Alex Sopp, Judd Greenstein, György Kurtág, and Paul Moravec

CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Preston Chamblee, Gabrielle Lamb, and Troy Schumacher

IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTISTS

Zaria Forman and Trevor Paglen, photojournalist George Steinmetz, and science fiction writer Ken Liu, stage designer Jason Ardizzone West, and lighting designer John Cuff

PERFORMED BY

dancers from New York City Ballet and orchestra collective The Knights

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The estimated value of goods and services in support of the Opening Night Gala Celebration is $150 per ticket.

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ABOUT BALLETCOLLECTIVE

BALLETCOLLECTIVE CREATES AND PERFORMS FORWARD-THINKING WORKS OF ART THAT REFLECT THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, commissioning emerging and established artists and thought leaders to collaborate using an original process that results in ballet- based works.

BalletCollective exclusively performs commissioned, collaborative work that reimagines ballet for 21st century audiences and has collaborated with a roster of more than 50 acclaimed artists, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and dancers.The group has been presented by the Joyce Theater, NYU Skirball Center, Guggenheim Works & Process, Guggenheim Bilbao, the Fire Island Dance Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival.

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ABOUT THE KNIGHTS

THE KNIGHTS ARE A COLLECTION OF MUSICIANS, DEDICATED TO TRANSFORMING THE ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE AND ELIMINATING BARRIERS BETWEEN AUDIENCES AND MUSIC.

Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. Since incorporating in 2007, the orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Bela Fleck, and Gil Shaham, with performances in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Vienna’s Musikverein, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.


FEATURING

Musical works by Julianna Barwick, Caleb Burhans, Christina Courtin* & Alex Sopp*, Judd Greenstein*, György Kurtág, and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec*

Choreography by Preston Chamblee*, Gabrielle Lamb, and Troy Schumacher*

In collaboration with artists Zaria Forman* and Trevor Paglen, photojournalist George Steinmetz*, and science fiction writer Ken Liu.

With stage design by Emmy Award winner Jason Ardizzone-West and lighting design by John Cuff.

Performed by eight dancers from New York City Ballet and twenty-four musicians from The Knights

*World Premiere

Two intrepid arts organizations connect for an evening of world premieres by artists on the vanguard of their forms.