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MoMA Chooses Harlequin for Expanded Performance Space

The production team at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City chose Harlequin for performances at their recently expanded performance space. The New York City Ballet performed at the MoMA this past March to inaugurate the exhibition “Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern” with excerpts from four seminal works by choreographer George Balanchine.

The production team at MoMA chose Harlequin Liberty LatchLoc™ stage panels combined with a Harlequin Cascade™ vinyl performance surface, a silky smooth embossed surface that gives warmth to any performance, providing excellent grip and serves as a high-quality base for lighting designers.

“The exhibition, which ran from March 17-June 15, 2019, examined Kirstein’s extensive impact on American culture in the 1930s and ’40s, offering some 200 artworks alongside materials from the museum’s archive. The polymathic Kirstein, a writer and curator who influenced the fields of dance, photography, painting, theater design, literature and architecture, is probably best known for founding New York City Ballet with Balanchine. It was Kirstein who discovered, persuaded and largely paid for Balanchine — a Russian émigré based in Paris — to come to New York in 1933. They would go on to establish the School of American Ballet and the troupe that in 1948 became New York City Ballet.”

Members of New York City Ballet performing an excerpt from Concerto Barocco as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s “Kirstein and Balanchine’s New York City Ballet: Four Modern Works, at the museum’s Marron Atrium on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Miriam Miller and Peter Walker of New York City Ballet performing the “Third Theme” from “The Four Temperaments”, as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s “Kirstein and Balanchine’s New York City Ballet: Four Modern Works, at the museum’s Marron Atrium on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Read the full article from The New York Times here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/arts/city-ballet-moma-lincoln-kirstein.html

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