Earlier this week, The School of American Ballet held their 2013 Winter Ball: A Night in the Far East at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater. The annual dinner dance was attended by more than 400 patrons, including the School's board members and alumni, as well as leaders from New York corporate and social communities. Van Cleef & Arpels and Ron Wendt Design put on quite the display, evoking the colors and ornaments of the Baron Alexis de Rede's 1969 Le Bal Oriental held at the Hotel Lambert in Paris. Van Cleef & Arpels was the lead corporate sponsor of the gala for the sixth year in a row. The ball began with cocktails and dinner, followed by a performance and then The Encore dessert and dancing.
Last Friday, we here at Joonbug were invited to the New York City Ballet’s fall premiere of “Year of the Rabbit.” As the second feature of a three-part variety show, the partner friendly piece was the second conducted by the NYC Ballet dancers fellow principal member, Justin Peck. And, it was a showstopper that concluded with countless encores and crowd wide bravos.
It was certain that the NYC Ballet dancers that weren’t dancing on Friday night, were likely in orchestra seating, cheering on their fellow company member turned choreographer. And, the rest in the crowd that weren’t former dancers, ballet lovers or regular show go’ers were in for a treat. Because, well, this was an experience to be enjoyed by all, a welcome riff from traditional ballet presentations to say the very least.
For its 42nd season, Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival is back in action! Until August 12th, attendees can enjoy outdoor music and dancing for FREE.
While enjoying over 100 performances and events throughout Lincoln Center’s plazas, refreshments are available to keep you energized at the Street Food BBQ Stand. Don’t worry, beer, wine, and cocktails will also be sold in the Damrosch Park area.
Broaden your horizons and relish the talents of diverse musical acts. From folk to Irish rock, there is bound to be a performance that appeals to everyone. To learn more about the festival and see the full lineup, click here!
New York City is known for its spectacular Broadway shows. But you can get equally stunning and entertaining shows without the hefty price tag and the hustle and bustle of the theatre district. Check out these must see off-Broadway shows!
The Flower Thief: Presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and The Fire This Time Festival, this play, written by Pia Wilson, is one to see. The story centers around Clark, who is grieving over the loss of his twin brother and is clinging to nature's promise of renewal. Clark turns to stealing flowers as everything else around him slowly wilts. This show, directed by Heidi Grumelot, will run August 2-19 at The Red Room at 8pm. Tickets are available here for $18.
In anticipation of this year’s exciting three weeklong Midsummer Night Swing, there have been several pre-events to stir the crowds.
Tonight is the last night of a series, Dancing 101, in which guests arrive at Lincoln Center and are given a one-hour professional dance lesson.
A DJ will be there to spin, and cocktails and refreshments will be available. The event starts at 7PM , but if you can’t make it, don’t worry.
Starting June 26, Midsummer Night Swing will offer outdoor dance parties almost every night of the week for its 24th season. Styles of dance vary from rock n’ roll to disco to swing, and guests of all ages are welcome. What could be better in this beautiful weather than outdoor dancing and cocktails? Not much.
We can’t wait to test out our salsa skills!
Besides being the most exciting part about fashion’s changing seasons, Fashion Weeks around the globe are meccas of great style. Sartorial devotees pull out all the stops, dressing to impress fellow style-ites, industry professionals, and celebrated fashion photographers whose photo requests are the highest form of flattery any fashionista could hope for. Layers upon layers were key—modified with glamorous fur, expert print mixing, native inspiration, and fearless color. We’ve rounded up our favorite looks spotted last week as New York’s fashion elated hit the streets at Lincoln Center and beyond.
Yesterday, Mark Badgley and James Mischka presented their stunning Fall/Winter collection at the Lincoln Center's theater.
The line could almost be described as "Ice Women." From the electrocuted hair, to the dark lips, to the sleek gowns, the models strolled on the runway with a snowy scene on the backdrop behind them. The music was somber and mysterious, however, the designs spoke for themselves. With dark colors in rich materials like velvet and fur mixed with gold lamé, the collection was nothing less than pure luxury. (Not that we expected anything less!)
The Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 collection transported us to a far away land, one resembling the snow-covered peaks high atop a frigid mountain range. The Catalonia designer aimed to create a “rule-less world, full of creativity and nontraditional elegance” with this season’s “homage to the pioneers of creativity.” Each look, a combination of streamlined fit enhanced with texture and exaggerated volume, possessed a trompe l’oeil effect to deceive the eye with forward-looking interpretations of the feminine silhouette.
Kaelen Fall/Winter 2012 was a showcase of a brand’s natural evolution, not to mention its Lincoln Center debut. In the fashion industry, change and development is unavoidable as styles wax and wane with current influences by art, media, and technology. The challenge has always been to stay true to respective design aesthetics and incorporate new and interesting elements of design. Known for her simple, silk ready-to-wear, this season showed additions of new textiles and prints, without departure from the Kaelen aesthetic. Laser-cut leather and sherling added texture to the collection’s tonal shades of grey, white, and black. Inspired by deco and the 1920's era of playful sophistication, Kaelen aimed to achieve modern, rich, and graphic prints. The prints: lattice, floral, and lavender, originated from designs by Kaelen’s personal friends, creating an even deeper connection to the designer and her collection.