Gender Neutral Exhibit at NMD Now Open – But Getting There is the Story!
SARATOGA SPRINGS – So, you go to the National Museum of Dance for one of their many events or exhibit openings, and you are used to having everything perfectly placed…
But how does it happen?
How do you get from this?
Well, you do a lot of this…
A lot. And so, we (photog Cathy Duffy and myself) thank the NMD crew – Emilee, Erik, Bill, Corina, Mike and Laura – for letting us barge in during the day before their Gender Neutral exhibit’s opening night – Thursday, April 19, to record all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes – assuring that every detail is in place – just for you!
Though a zillion last minute details had them all scurrying here and there, we can report that the end results are spectacular and striking. And this crew certainly cleans up well… Great job everyone!
Gender Neutral explores the history of non-traditional gender roles in dance from the eighteenth century to the present day with the all-male travesty ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo as the centerpiece of the exhibition. More than forty costumes are on display from companies such as New York City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Mark Morris Dance Group, and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, in addition to Les Ballets Trockadero. The exhibit is now open and will be on display for a year.
The National Museum of Dance, located at 99 South Broadway, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Admission is free on Tuesdays. For more information about the National Museum of Dance and School of the Arts, visit their website or call 518-584-2225.
Photos: Cathy Duffy
April 24, 2018