Not Afraid to FAILE
Last week, Brooklyn art duo, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller of FAILE, had their last of two events with the New York City Ballet, the Les Ballets De Faile. The night was part of the NYCB’s Art Series, in which it commissions contemporary artists in large scale projects that best encapsulate what the Company stands for, and, of course, presents ballet to a younger, alternative audience. To own a bit of FAILE yourself, check out eBay, where there are multiple listings for the “art cubes” that were given away as take-home gifts at each of the events.
(Photo courtesy of FAILE. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Bidding Adieu to 2012
It’s been a massive year. We reelected a president, endured — for better and, unfortunately, worse — the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, watched the EU needle their way through total financial collapse. The list goes on. But tonight, friends, we dance! There’s no better way to celebrate the culmination of the last 365-day cycle than to put on your favorite party dress and hit the dance floor. So raise your glass, say a toast, and cut that proverbial rug… just make sure you’ve got comfortable shoes on.
(Photo: Courtesy of Vogue.com. Text by Jenny Bahn)
Valentino Gracefully Takes Center Stage
By Sade Lythcott
Snagging a ticket to the New York City Ballet just got a little more chic, that’s because Valentino has designed this seasons costumes for their Fall gala. Signature Valentino red pops up in this “collection” of sixteen costumes although the designer stuck primarily to a black-and-white palette. “I like the idea of something romantic, for girls who want to dance and flirt,” Valentino says. “She is just beautiful, and I liked to see how happy she was wearing something so different.”