This summer Cornell Tech worked on a new collaboration with the New York Choreographic Institute, in which dancers from New York City Ballet performed site-specific ballet pieces all over campus, including along the majestic Manhattan skyline views on the top floors of several of academic buildings. (More about the making of the videos is available on the NYCB website.)

It’s part of efforts from Cornell Tech’s Digital Life Initiative to do more in the way of collaborating with artists and performers to merge technology with art. The project was coordinated by Cornell Tech research fellow Michael Byrne alongside Adrian Danchig-Waring, Artistic Director of the New York Choreographic Institute.


choreographed by Sophie Laplane of the Scottish Ballet
Filmed at Tata Innovation Center (designed by Weiss/Manfredi Architecture)

“Outside In”

choreographed by Alysa Pires of the National Ballet of Canada