Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

Artist Projects



David H. Koch Theater
New York
Friday, Jan 27, 2023, 8 PM
Friday, Feb 3, 2023, 8 PM
Thursday, Feb 9, 2023, 7:30 PM

DRIFT artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta have installed Shylight, a site-specific, performative sculpture, for this year's New York City Ballet Art Series. The work unites the movement of industrial motors with multi-layered, chalice-like, silk structures that move with the grace of a dancer into a natural choreography with the goal of finding live emotion and personality in an inanimate material. With custom choreography supervised by the artists themselves, Shylight's unpredictable, natural-looking movements become an object that feels alive as it descends to blossom in all its glorious beauty, to subsequently close and retreat upward again.

Shylight will be on view at three New York City Ballet Art Series performances on January 27, February 3, and February 9.

For more information, please visit (opens in a new window) nycballet.com.

  • Artist Projects — DRIFT’s Shylight on view for the New York City Ballet’s Art Series, Jan 11, 2023