New York City Ballet will hold its annual fall gala celebrating dance and fashion on Sept. 19, featuring three world premieres, the company announced Thursday. Participants this year include the choreographers Benjamin Millepied, working with the Dutch designer Iris van Herpen; Justin Peck, whose new ballet will showcase costumes by Prabal Gurung; and Angelin Preljocaj, working with Olivier Theyskens.
The ballet’s four-week fall season will run from Sept. 17 through Oct. 13 at the David H. Koch Theater. Sarah Jessica Parker will serve as a chairwoman for the event this year.
The French choreographer and founder of the L.A. Dance Project, Mr. Millepied — a former New York City Ballet dancer who will become the director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet in September 2014 — will present his fifth premiere for City Ballet. Mr. Millepied will use a score written for viola and piano by the composer Nico Muhly, Mr. Millepied’s frequent collaborator.
The second world premiere of the evening from Mr. Peck, the New York City Ballet soloist, will be a work for five dancers set to Lukas Foss’s “Capriccio for Cello and Piano.” The evening’s final premiere is by Mr. Preljocaj and is set to several pieces of music by the composer John Cage.
Benefit-priced tickets for the gala, which include the performance, a pre-performance reception, and a black-tie supper ball after the performance, are available through the ballet company’s special events office at (212) 870-5585. Tickets to the performance only start at $29 and will be available beginning Aug. 5 at nycballet.com, by calling (212) 496-0600, or at the David H. Koch Theater box office at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue at Lincoln Center.
Source : https://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/20/new-york-city-ballet-announces-fashion-focused-fall-gala/