Boston Ballet announced today Design in Motion, a project in collaboration with the School of Fashion Design in Boston, to foster young talent and bring together art and style opportunities for Boston’s fashion students. Design in Motion will be a forum for students of the School of Fashion Design to create ballet-inspired couture with the hopes of winning a coveted internship with Boston Ballet’s Costume Shop. The project will run from Boston Fashion Week 2011 through January of 2012.
“Part of Boston Ballet’s mission is to create space to foster young artists,” said Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “I’m so pleased to begin this project with the School of Fashion Design, and provide young designers with a chance to be inspired by the art form of ballet and showcase their individual talents to new audiences.”
“This project is an ideal example of ‘Boston Fashion is Smart,’ a message we’ve been promoting through our efforts to build strong creative relationships between fashion and the arts. I’m so glad to see it being introduced during Boston Fashion Week,” said Jay Calderin, Founder & Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week.
As part of Design in Motion, School of Fashion Design students will have the opportunity to create designs inspired by the art form of ballet for submission on Friday, October 14, 2011. Of the submissions, four designs will be chosen by Nissinen and Boston Ballet Manager of Costume and Wardrobe, Charles Heightchew. All design submissions will be displayed online at bostonballet.org, with the winning designs on display at The Boston Opera House for the run of Boston Ballet’s production of John Cranko’s Romeo + Juliet, November 3-13. The four winners will create their designs over the next several months. Those creations will be debuted online in January 2012. The winning student designer will be awarded an internship with Boston Ballet’s world-class Costume Shop. Final designs will be on display at The Boston Opera House for the spring production of Simply Sublime, February 9-19, 2012.
For more information about Boston Ballet’s Design in Motion project and how to participate please visit: www.bostonballet.org/designinmotion.
2011-2012 Season Tickets
Subscriptions, Group Sales tickets, and individual tickets for The Nutcracker are on sale now. Individual tickets for all other ballets go on sale on Monday, August 29. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available online 24 hours a day at www.bostonballet.org, by phone at 617.695.6955, and in person at the box office at 19 Clarendon Street, Boston, Mon–Fri, 9:30am-5pm. Tickets start at $25 for season ballets and $35 for Night of Stars and The Nutcracker. Group Sales tickets for parties of 10 or more are available through the box office at 617.695.6955.
About Boston Ballet
Since 1963, Boston Ballet has been one of the leading dance companies in the world on stage, in the studio and in the community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen and Executive Director Barry Hughson, the Company maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire and the largest ballet school in North America, Boston Ballet School.
Boston Ballet maintains a repertoire of classical, neo-classical and contemporary works, ranging from full-length story ballets to new works by some of today's finest choreographers. Boston Ballet's second company, Boston Ballet II, is comprised of dancers who gain experience by performing with the Company and independently, presenting special programs to audiences throughout the Northeast.
Boston Ballet School, the official school of Boston Ballet, has a long-standing dedication to excellence and access and reaches more than 10,000 students ages 2-adult each year through Boston Ballet School classes, Summer Dance Workshop, Summer Dance Program, Citydance, Taking Steps, and Adaptive Dance. The wide array of dance programs are held at three studio locations in Boston, Newton, and Marblehead with additional programs throughout New England, as well as community centers and in Boston Public Schools.
Boston Ballet gratefully acknowledges the following institutional partners:
State Street Corporation, 2011 Presenting Sponsor, The Nutcracker
The Boston Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
National Endowment for the Arts