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[Contemporary Ballet NYC 1980. City Center.] - Robert Mapplethorpe & Contemporary Ballet NYC


[MAPPLETHORPE, Robert & Contemporary Ballet NYC]
[Contemporary Ballet NYC 1980. City Center.]
Original poster announcement/ programme (43 x 28 cm), single sheet folded twice into three panels for the purpose of mailing with b&w photographs to each side and ballet logo in red. New York: Contemporary Ballet NYC & City Center, 1980.
With a small tear along one of the folds.

A striking programme advertising the first performance programme of the New York Contemporary Ballet in a one week residency at City Center: ‘Some of the world’s leading dancers and choreographers join forces to explore the possibilities of contemporary ballet and create America’s newest dance company’. A beautifully designed programme showing Robert Mapplethorpe’s stunning photographs of the dancers’ gestures in close-up to each side of the sheet together with details of the repertoire, list of dancers and choreographers. This copy is addressed to Mr Patterson Sims, the first curator designated to oversee the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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