Redesigning the Costumes for Balanchine's 'Symphony in C'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

A short documentary goes behind the scenes at the New York City Ballet, where Marc Happel, the director of costumes, creates a new, Swarovski-encrusted look for the company's signature ballet. The black and white color scheme references the original costumes for the ballet, set to Bizet's "Symphony in C." The short documentary was directed by Nick Bentgen

Meet the team at the company's in-house costume shop in the short documentary by Galen Summer below:

 

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