David Bowie sees ballet Rodin, Mis En Vie

David Bowie attended the New York premiere of the ballet Rodin, Mis En Vie on 17 April 1974.

The event took place at the Harkness Theatre. Bowie was accompanied by Geoff MacCormack and Cherry Vanilla.

Rodin, Mis En Vie was choreographed by Margo Sappington for the Harkness Ballet company. The ballet was based on the live of sculptor Auguste Rodin.

After the event Bowie met Michael Kamen, who had scored the ballet. Bowie invited him to join his forthcoming Diamond Dogs Tour as musical director.

The Harkness Theatre, at Broadway and 62nd Street, had opened in 1905 as the Colonial Music Hall. Rebekah Harkness bought and renovated the building, which reopened in 1974 under her name. It closed in 1977 and the building was demolished later that year.

Last updated: 18 May 2023
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