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FARAWAY Opening Night presented by BalletCollective and The Knights

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29 Jay St

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BalletCollective and The Knights present an evening of world premiere ballets, featuring dancers from NYC Ballet and a 24 member orchestra.

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Tickets for Friday 10/25 at 8pm

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ABOUT FARAWAY

Two acclaimed arts collectives, BalletCollective and The Knights, join forces to present new ballets and existing repertory created by artists at the vanguard of their forms. For four performances only, experience these artists' creations up-close in one of NYC's newest and most exciting dance venues, GK Arts Center in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Titled “Faraway,” this season’s collective includes the work of artist Zaria Forman’s NASA commissioned flights over the Arctic and Antarctic, Trevor Paglen’s exploration into machine learning, photojournalist George Steinmetz’s paragliding through the world’s deserts, and science fiction author Ken Liu’s meditation on the awareness of the human experience of “now.”

On the program is an accomplished roster of collaborators, including performances by 24 members of The Knights, 8 dancers from New York City Ballet, and world premieres from composers Judd Greenstein and Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec collaborating with choreographers Preston Chamblee and BalletCollective Artistic Director Troy Schumacher and , who is the recipient of BalletCollective’s Commission for Developing Choreographers.

Additional contributions come from existing repertory contributed by choreographer Gabrielle Lamb and composers Julianna Barwick, Caleb Burhans, Christina Courtin & Alex Sopp, and Gyorgy Kurtag.

ABOUT BALLETCOLLECTIVE

BalletCollective creates and performs forward-thinking works of art that reflect the world we live in, commissioning emerging and established artists and thought leaders to collaborate using an original process that results in ballet-based works.

BalletCollective exclusively performs commissioned, collaborative work that reimagines ballet for 21st century audiences and has collaborated with a roster of more than 50 acclaimed artists, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and dancers.The group has been presented by the Joyce Theater, NYU Skirball Center, Guggenheim Works & Process, Guggenheim Bilbao, the Fire Island Dance Festival, and the Savannah Music Festival.

Each Balletcollective project takes as its source a contemporary work of art chosen from any medium by its choreographer and composer. From this starting point, the choreographer and composer work together to create a work that interprets, explores, or responds to this work. The result of the collaboration is performed live. By its nature, Balletcollective consists of a rotating group of artists and collaborators, and with each new collective there are new ideas, new challenges, and, ultimately, new forms of artistic expression.

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ABOUT THE KNIGHTS

The Knights are a collection of musicians, dedicated to transforming the orchestral experience and eliminating barriers between audiences and music.

Driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and exploration, they inspire listeners with vibrant programs that encompass their roots in the classical tradition and passion for artistic discovery. The Knights evolved from late-night chamber music reading parties with friends at the home of violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen. The Jacobsen brothers, who are also founding members of the string quartet Brooklyn Rider, serve as artistic directors of The Knights, with Eric Jacobsen as conductor. The Knights are committed to creating unusual and adventurous partnerships across disciplines; they perform in traditional concert halls as well as parks, plazas, and bars, all in an effort to reach listeners of all backgrounds and invite them into their music-making. Since incorporating in 2007, the orchestra has toured and recorded with renowned soloists including Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Bela Fleck, and Gil Shaham, with performances in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, Vienna’s Musikverein, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

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