Solange Knowles is the first Black woman to score NYC Ballet

Solange Knowles pulls to the table for the New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Fashion Gala.

On Monday, the acclaimed dance company announced it had commissioned a ballet score for the event, created by the Grammy-winning artist, who is walking by Solange. According to NBC News, the “A Seat at the Table” artist made history as the first black woman to compose music for the New York City Ballet.

A “very excited” Solange also shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday. Choreographed by Gianna Reisen, the ballet production, set to music by the “Cranes in the Sky” hitmaker, premieres September 28 at the David H. Koch Theater. Additional performances are on October 1, 8, 11, and 16 and May 2, 11, 13, 17, and 18 at Lincoln Center. Tickets for the gala range from $750 to $20,000.

The ballet company’s 10th Fall Fashion Gala will honor actress and New York City Ballet Vice Chairwoman Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as various designers and choreographers for their “vision,” “leadership,” and “extraordinary creations,” according to the event description .

The celebration will also feature costumes designed by Alejandro Gómez Palomo, Giles Deacon and Raf Simons; and choreography by Justin Peck and George Balanchine.

Solange’s ballet music is set to premiere three years after the release of her critically acclaimed fourth studio album, When I Get Home, and two months after her sister Beyoncé released her hugely popular seventh studio album, Renaissance.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-17/solange-knowles-new-york-city-ballet-fall-fashion-gala Solange Knowles is the first Black woman to score NYC Ballet

Sarah Ridley

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