The NYCB Spring Gala on Thursday May 10 will roll-out two world premiere ballets and a revival of Balanchine's Symphony in C ballet at the David H. Koch Theater.
For the work by NYCB’s Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, costumes are by Gilles Mendel and set to a 2008 score by Marc-André Dalbavie.
George Balanchine’s 1974 Symphony in C, created for the Paris Opera Ballet with a Bizet score, is costumed by NYCB’s Director of Costumes Marc Happel in collaboration with Swarovski.
For the work by NYCB Principal Dancer Benjamin Millepied, costumes are by Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and the score is a new commission by Nico Muhly. The Rodarte sisters formerly collaborated with Millepied as designers for Black Swan, and are currently working with Frank Gehry on a new production of Don Giovanni with the L.A. Philharmonic.
The gala ticket includes the performance, a pre-performance reception and "a black tie supper ball" afterwards where you can hang out with honorary chair and Millepied's piece, Natalie Portman.