For years New York City Ballet has collaborated with visual artists for their “Art Series” during the winter season—and every year it gets more epic. (Remember last year’s crazy-awesome whimsical installation by Marcel Dzama?) If you’re not familiar with the series here’s TLD: NYCB teams up with an artist who then creates a massive, dance-y installation in the Koch Theater’s grand promenade. This season brings us Santtu Mustonen, a Finnish artist currently based in Brooklyn. On his website, Mustonen says, “I am interested in visualizing the emotions of suspense, excitement, distortion and the surreal through painting, movement and new technologies.” And after taking a peek at his Instagram, we’re sold.
The bold, colorful graphics are getting us super excited to see what he has up his sleeve for NYCB.
Check out the NYCB announcement video below to learn more about some of Mustonen’s inspirations (plus, there’s some super dreamy footage of soloist Megan LeCrone).