Limited edition of 10, signed by the entire New York City Ballet Company, Peter Martins, and Henry Leutwyler. Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet by Henry Leutwyler, is the culmination of four years of collaboration between the internationally-renowned portrait photographer and the New York City Ballet. Leutwyler was granted unprecedented backstage access to New York City Ballet’s theater and rehearsal studios at Lincoln Center. The result is a 488-page, clothbound hardcover book, featuring 270 photographs, including never-before-seen selections from his renowned three-year portrait campaign of the Company. Introduction by Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief of the New York City Ballet. Book design by Ruba Abu-Nimah, Eleanor Rogers, and Kevin Ley (Water NYC). Published by Steidl, November 2012. (488 pages, 270 photographs, ISBN 978-3-86930-544-8)
One of the world's foremost dance companies, New York City Ballet is a cultural phenomenon with an unparalleled repertory of modern masterpieces. Founded in 1948 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and arts patron Lincoln Kirstein, the Company quickly stood out for its athletic, contemporary style, and original ballets that forever changed the face of classical dance. Now under the direction of Peter Martins, NYCB continues its legacy of passion and excellence as it nurtures a new generation of dancers and choreographers. New York City Ballet is committed to promoting creative excellence and nurturing a new generation of dancers and choreographers. Proceeds from this sale will help support NYCB's tradition of excellence.