JR Goes To The Ballet: Dancing Across the Walls

Street Artist JR has joined the ballet, or at least has become a collaborator with it.

Joining a short list of artists associated with the New York City company, and an even shorter list of Street Artists, the French photographer has been spending time in rehearsals with the performers to create these huge pasted images to greet patrons.

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JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The scale is impressive, the placement across the interior gives the place a sense of immediacy, with an echo of the transgressive to welcome guests to George Balanchine’s JEWELS, an epic performance evening consisting of three ballets: EMERALDS, RUBIES, and DIAMONDS, with music by Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky.

Here are scenes from the installation of JR’s new pieces of the New York City Ballet Art Series (Twitter @nycballet). The big opening performance? Tonight!

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JR. Installation in progress. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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JR (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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