Solange Knowles recently debuted her composition for the New York City Ballet, which wowed audiences.
Fans and her sister Beyonce are thrilled that Knowles is the second Black woman in New York City Ballet history to write an original composition for the company.
The “Destiny’s Child” singer took to Instagram to express her joy for her sister, posting photos of Knowles smiling for the camera, holding a bouquet, and waving.
“My beloved sister, there are no words to express the pride and admiration I have for you. You are a visionary and one of one.”
“Congratulations on being the first African American woman to compose for the New York City Ballet. The piece you composed is phenomenal. I love you deep.”
She concluded her heartfelt congratulations by saying:
“might I suggest you don’t f**k with my sis.”
Lido Pimienta, according to reports, will be the first Black woman to compose an original score for the New York City Ballet in 2021.
Knowles’ original composition performance was well attended, including Beyonce and their mother Tina Knowles. Knowles posted a photo of the three of them on Instagram, along with several other photos from her night, with the caption “heart so full” and two black heart emojis.
Her involvement with the ballet company was announced months ago. According to reports, the company held its 10th annual all-Fashion Gala on Oct. 1 and featured a diverse range of artists.
With her background in both dance and music, Knowles was an obvious choice to write the score. It was her debut, but many anticipate more from the artist soon.
She collaborated on the design with Alejandro Gomez Palomo and the choreography with Gianna Reisen. This is Reisen’s third performance for the company.
According to Essence, Knowles was highly regarded:
“It’s not that Knowles is the first or second black woman capable of composing a ballet for the NYCB, but she does feel perfect for it.”
According to other reports, Knowles gave the New York City Ballet a “breath of life” by attracting younger audiences to the performance.
The Grammy-winning artist was credited with the dramatic energy shift, remarking that the audience “looks like the future of ballet.”