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You Missed the Guggenheim’s First Bondage Ballet
In Frank Lloyd Wright`s–designed rotunda, ballet and kink came to life.
Entertainment 16 Apr 2019

Believe it or not, the Guggenheim museum can actually be edgy (well, sometimes).
Like last week, when they hosted the Ballet King performance “Masters and Form” as part of the Young Collectors Party in New York. The brainchild of artist Brendan Fernandes, the performance held in the museum’s Frank Lloyd Wright’s rotunda, was meant to look at the discipline of ballet, which verges on the sinister. Since the artist is a former ballerina, he fused their choreography with Berlin-friendly fetish clubs and the art of Japanese bondage.
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“I was so proud of them for going outside of their comfort zones—ballet dancers are not accustomed to the level of freedom and agency I want them to have. It was brilliant to watch. And the Guggenheim certainly served as a perfect backdrop for the night. The architecture asks for movement. It was all very circular and continuous like the space itself.” the artist told Vogue.

Text by Nadja Sayej
Image via Vogue

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