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Solange Makes History as First Black Woman to Compose for NYC Ballet

Solange Makes History as First Black Woman to Compose for NYC Ballet

In line with past interdisciplinary endeavors that have spanned from fashion to the visual arts, Solange Knowles has made a new–and historic–foray into the world of ballet music. The New York City Ballet announced on Monday (Aug. 15) via Twitter that the “A Seat at the Table” singer is set to compose an original score for their chamber ensemble. The commissioned piece, still untitled, will be choreographed by dancer and choreographer Giana Reisen and will premiere at the NYCB’s 10th annual Fashion Gala on September 28. Solange’s score will be performed by the City Ballet Orchestra and a soloist from her very own ensemble, according to a Tweet she made in which she was “very excited” to share the news.

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