Solange is composing a score for the New York City Ballet

The piece, written for a chamber ensemble, will accompany a work choreographed by Gianna Reisen that will premiere next month

Solange is composing her first ballet score, which will accompany a production by the New York City Ballet.

Solange’s piece will soundtrack an as-yet-untitled work choreographed by Gianna Reisen, which will premiere at New City Ballet’s annual Fall Fashion Gala on Wednesday September 28.

As The New York Times reports, the Ballet-commissioned piece is written for a chamber ensemble made up of some of Solange’s musical collaborators, along with members of the New York City Ballet orchestra.

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It will mark Solange’s debut in the world of ballet, who studied dance and theatre as a child, served as a backup dancer for older sister Beyonce‘s group Destiny’s Child, and has often incorporated theatric elements into the production of her live performances.

Solange’s last album, ‘When I Get Home’, arrived back in 2019. That followed her acclaimed 2016 record ‘A Seat At The Table’, which NME described in a four-star review as “deeply personal, thrillingly intimate and extremely groovy”.

“The day before it dropped, Solange told a fan on Twitter: ”A Seat At The Table’ is meant to provoke healing & [a] journey of self-empowerment.’ That’s a weighty aim, but her music is smart, rich and thoughtful enough to pull it off,” the review read.

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