Solange Knowles Makes Historic Debut as Composer for New York City Ballet

Solange with dancer Chun Wai Chan after the world premiere of “Play Time” at New York City Ballet’s 2022 Fall Fashion Gala at Lincoln Center (CLINT SPAULDING FOR THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET)

Beyoncé was a proud sister this weekend after Solange made her historic debut as a composer for the New York City Ballet.

On Instagram, the “Renaissance” artist shared a photo of the “Cranes in the Sky” hitmaker beaming while juggling two large bouquets of flowers at the dance company’s annual fall fashion gala last week. In the caption of her post, Beyoncé congratulated Solange on becoming the first Black woman to compose music for the New York City Ballet.

“My beloved sister, there are no words to express the pride and admiration I have for you,” she wrote. “You are a visionary and one of one. … The piece you composed is phenomenal. I love you deep. Might I suggest you don’t f— with my sis.”

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In August, the New York City Ballet announced that Solange had composed music for “New Reisen,” a ballet choreographed by Gianna Reisen and set to premiere at the fashion gala. Additional performances are scheduled for Oct. 8, 11 and 16, as well as May 2, 11, 13, 17 and 18, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for the show range from about $80 to $200 and are available to purchase on the NYC Ballet website.

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SOURCE: LA Times, Christi Carras

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