Last week, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, Solange wowed crowds with an interdisciplinary performance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Here are 10 photos of the show that everyone is talking about.—Teddy Minford
Everyone was instructed to wear white to the performance. Audience members sat in rows on the floor or stood on the first two levels of the museum.
When the performance started, Solange, her backup singers, and 10 dancers clad in all-white walked barefoot down the spiraling hallway at the top of the Guggenheim Museum.
The performance was much more than a regular concert – it combined music, art, and dance in a powerfully intimate setting.
Solange, the dancers, and the musicians were all barefoot during the performance and the sound of bare feet stomping on the floor became part of the music.
From every vantage point, the show was incredible. There wasn’t a bad seat in the house.
Solange and the other performers wore colorful clothes that were reminiscent of 70s leisure wear.
The costumes were designed by Telfar Clemens.
During a rendition of F.U.B.U., Solange wove through the crowd, singing directly to a few members of the audience.
During her standing ovation, Solange thanked the crowd for helping her “tear down the walls.”
The performance was part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, which celebrated its fifth anniversary this year in NYC. Other events included a hip-hop piano bar show with Gucci Mane and Zaytoven and a conversation with Werner Herzog at the Met.