Sofia Coppola Inaugurates New York Ballet’s Spring Season with Black-and-White Short — Watch

Sofia Coppola honored her New York City roots — and one of its most renowned cultural institutions — with a new short film for the New York City Ballet.

Shot in black-and-white by her “On the Rocks” and “The Beguiled” cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, the film features the music of Frédéric Chopin, Igor Stravinsky, Johannes Brahms, and more, and choreography from dance legend Jerome Robbins, among others.

Previewing five new works, the short was filmed on location at the David H.

Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and serves as a fundraiser introducing New York City Ballet’s spring season, and first-ever virtual gala.“The challenge for me was to convey the feeling of seeing live dance,” Coppola told The New York Times.

“A lot of dance is filmed in a very flat, standard way.

But getting close up, which is thrilling in rehearsal, doesn’t always translate onto film either.

I had

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