ITP Adjunct Collaborates with NYC Ballet

Monday, May 13, 2019

The NYC Ballet lobby full of Shantell Martin's work.

New York City Ballet

ITP Adjunct Shantell Martin collaborated this past winter with the New York City Ballet. In her own words:

Finally I've been able to digest my first collaboration of 2019 with the New York City Ballet which, I'm happy to share with you here. Essentially the result was a larger than life installation in the home of NYCB at Lincoln Center, New York. I started the project with a number of in-person interviews with dancers from the company... words and quotes from these interviews later appeared in the installation its self in the form of written words in the art works, floor and fabricated seating that came out of the ground. It was also great fun drawing for hours and hours during the onstage rehearsals for ballets like Liebeslieder Walzer, Nutcracker and Justin Peck's new work Principia. This project has been a highlight for sure and it was such an honor to work with everyone at NYCB. It was also incredible to perform or be in conversation on each of the special artist nights. I'm defiantly leaving this experience more open minded and encourage all that have not been to see a ballet to please do so. This was the 7th artist series at NYCB and I'm looking forward to seeing what's next. 

Read the New York Times write-up.