London – Natalia Osipova, a world-renowned Russian ballerina at the Royal Ballet, is offering the world’s first non-fungible tokens (NFTs) for ballet.
The Auctioned Ballets include three performances, two from the classical ballet Giselle and one from the contemporary duet Left Behind, which she dances alongside Jason Kittelberger.
- Giselle, The entrance of Act II – Video from November 2021 exclusive for NFT (Estimate: £8,000 – £12,000)
- Giselle, Solo of Act II – Video from November 2021 exclusive for NFT (Estimate: £8,000 – £12,000)
- Left behind – Video of a live show in Mexico 2019; choreographed by Jason Kittelberger (Estimate: £30,000 – £50,000)
The pieces will be sold at Bonhams‘ new auction, from 29 November to 10 December 2021.
It will be the first time collectors can own a piece of ballet performance art, with the NFT format acting as a stamp to differentiate the digital works from the originals.
Buyers will be granted a full license of the works, which means that they will own the video and will be able to use or display it however they want.