The world premiere at the New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala has broken records and barriers. Lido Pimienta, one of the few female composers in the Company as well as the first-ever composer of color and made her world debut on stage on September 30th.
Contemporary choreographer Andrea Miller (GALLIM) had Pimienta perform the piece live on stage with the company complete with five additional presentations run through October 12 at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Thanks to this year’s Gala co-chairs like Sarah Jessica Parker, Georgina Bloomberg, Laverne Cox, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Diane Kruger, Mazdack and Zanna Rassi, Deborah Roberts and Al Roker, and Jordan Roth we can expect to break more barriers as time passes.
Pimienta’s rise to fame with Miller was featured in the NY Times this week for their historic partnership with New York City Ballet. Want to see more of her? Her fall tour will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 15 with performances with Sylvan Esso including two nights at Terminal 5 in NYC on November 15 and 16. If you won’t be in the city you can find her making her debut at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN this February.
Limienta earned her first GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nomination with her 2020 release of Miss Colombia (ANTI-). This multi talented star has heads turning from the NY Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR and far beyond. Her debut album, La Papessa, also won Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize and performed at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony. Pimienta talent is limitless dipping from a composer, prolific visual artist, and electrifying live performer earning her collabs with Bomba Estereo and Ricky Reed.
The New Miller work featuring Pimienta’s composition is part of the NYC Ballet Innovators & Icons series. More information and tickets here: https://www.nycballet.com/season-and-tickets/calendar
David H. Koch Theater, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
October 1 – 8PM
October 2 – 2PM
October 3 – 3PM
October 6 – 7:30PM
October 12 – 7:30PM
*Choreographer: Andrea Miller – Choreographer, Artist Director & Founder of Brooklyn-based company GALLIM