BOSTON BALLET LAUNCHES DESIGN IN MOTION IN COLLABORATION WITH SCHOOL OF FASHION DESIGN
STUDENT DESIGNERS CREATE BALLET-INSPIRED COUTURE
WINNER RECEIVES INTERNSHIP WITH BOSTON BALLET COSTUME SHOP
BOSTON, MA – September 26, 2011 – Boston Ballet announced today Design in Motion, a project in collaboration with the School of Fashion Design in Boston, to foster young talent and bring together art and style opportunities for Boston’s fashion students. Design in Motion will be a forum for students of the School of Fashion Design to create ballet-inspired couture with the hopes of winning a coveted internship with Boston Ballet’s Costume Shop. The project will run from Boston Fashion Week 2011 through January of 2012.
“Part of Boston Ballet’s mission is to create space to foster young artists,” said Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen. “I’m so pleased to begin this project with the School of Fashion Design, and provide young designers with a chance to be inspired by the art form of ballet and showcase their individual talents to new audiences.”
“This project is an ideal example of ‘Boston Fashion is Smart,’ a message we’ve been promoting through our efforts to build strong creative relationships between fashion and the arts. I’m so glad to see it being introduced during Boston Fashion Week,” said Jay Calderin, Founder & Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week.
As part of Design in Motion, School of Fashion Design students will have the opportunity to create designs inspired by the art form of ballet for submission on Friday, October 14, 2011. Of the submissions, four designs will be chosen by Nissinen and Boston Ballet Manager of Costume and Wardrobe, Charles Heightchew. All design submissions will be displayed online with the winning designs on display at The Boston Opera House for the run of Boston Ballet’s production of John Cranko’s Romeo + Juliet, November 3-13. The four winners will create their designs over the next several months. Those creations will be debuted online in January 2012. The winning student designer will be awarded an internship with Boston Ballet’s world-class Costume Shop. Final designs will be on display at The Boston Opera House for the spring production of Simply Sublime, February 9-19, 2012.
For more information about Boston Ballet’s Design in Motion project and how to participate please visit Boston Ballet’s website.