"On Stage in Fashion" (Oct. 14-Jan. 22, 2011) "celebrates the collaborations of performers with fashion designers, who together brought contemporary clothing style to theatre, opera and dance," according to NYPL notes. "The couture, sportswear and retail designers recognized that the introduction of clothing on stage would promote it to their targeted market, the performance audience. The co-curators have selected garments from the fashion and costume collections of the Museum of the City of New York and designs, photographs and media from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts to illustrate over 100 years of these collaborations for mutual benefit." "Alwin Nikolaus' Total Theater of Motion" (Oct. 21-Jan. 15, 2011) will examine the innovative mix of theatre and dance pioneered by choreographer Nikolaus (1910-1993). "Gallery visitors will experience amazing lighting effects Nikolais created, hear sound he composed, examine costumes he designed, and see videos of his stage dances and ground breaking works for television. This exhibition brings to light the career of one of the most versatile, innovative and influential artists of the twentieth century."
"Talking Pictures: Portraits by Cambridge Jones" (Sept. 23-Nov. 27) "features new photographic portraits of Welsh actors, singers, and other performers by celebrated Welsh photographer Cambridge Jones. An audio component allows visitors to hear performers talking about the people or performances that inspired them to become involved in the performing arts. Subjects include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Alan Rickman, Dame Shirley Bassey, and Catherine Zeta-Jones."
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