As a freelance violist, I feel very fortunate that so much of my work takes place with the New York City Ballet.  NYCB dancers are at the top of their profession. They work gruelingly long hours,  give their bodies over to their art, and dedicate their souls to their craft.  When I’m playing in the pit, I can usually only catch a glimpse now and then of the bodies onstage.  The current installation in the Koch Theatre lobby by renowned Parisian street artist JR gives us more of an eyeful!

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To learn more about this installation project, take a look here.


    • Joana says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Deborah!

      The funny thing is that because of the large scale of the installation (and my focus on the individual dancers), I didn’t realize it was an “eye” until I got home and looked at the pictures again. I think part of the fun of the installation is to see how people react to it. The NYTimes did an interesting article and video showing patrons’ reaction to seeing the installation. Some (like me) didn’t want to step on the dancers; others actually laid down on the floor next to their favorite dancer, mimicked the pose and had a friend snap a shot. I don’t know how long the installation will remain, but it sure is drawing a lot of attention and great press!

      With all best wishes, Joana

      On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 3:17 AM, JOANA MIRANDA STUDIO wrote:


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