New York City Ballet Partners With Street Artists
Highbrow meets lowbrow in the FAILE X NYC Ballet Collaboration as they reach out to a younger, more diverse audience.
Terms often used to describe Street Art- urban, subversive, and rebellious- aren’t typically associated with the ballet. In contrast, the ballet is typically reserved as a highbrow cultural activity; but with the recent NYC Ballet and FAILE collaboration, the two meet in a gloriously acceptable middle. As part of the their newly launched Art Series, the NYC Ballet commissioned Urban Artist FAILE to create a site-specific artwork inspired by the ballet company’s ‘energy, spectacular dancers, and one-of-a-kind repertory.’