New York City Ballet’s 2015 Fall Gala will feature world premiere ballets by Robert Binet, Justin Peck, Troy Schumacher and Myles Thatcher. Also included is a major revival of Peter Martins’ “Thou Swell.” Original costumes for these ballets are created by an international roster of designers, including Peter Copping, Humberto Leon, Hanako Maeda, Marques’Almeida, and Zuhair Murad.
Highlights of the culture news: Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden; “¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York” at El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Loisaida Inc.; “Portraiture Now: Staging the Self” at Americas Society/Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery; 53rd New York Film Festival at Film Society of Lincoln Center; Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center.
A short documentary about Studio in a School, produced by Christie’s, that highlights the history of the organization, the students and their artist instructors, as well as the 2015 exhibition of children’s work. Then NYC-ARTS visits Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, a landmark of the Historic Hudson Valley. And Christina Ha presents the arts and culture news from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
A visit to Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate, one of the great estates of the historic Hudson Valley. Kykuit, which means “lookout” in Dutch, perfectly describes the location of the house in the Pocantico Hills, with views of the Hudson River. More than a century old, the house and its extensive gardens, enriched by the family’s sculpture collection, are open to the public for tours.