Ballet 422 (2014)
March 15, 2015 8:31 AM - Subscribe

From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as emerging choreographer Justin Peck crafts a new work.
posted by ChuraChura (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed this. The amount of work put into creating all aspects of this ballet was very evident - from the lighting to the orchestra to the costuming to the choreography to the actual dancing of it. The costume designers were great!! I wish that there had been more of the actual ballet on display, though seeing all the rehearsal footage was fantastic. I did think that by not spending more time with the dancing, it showed how collaborative a ballet is, and underscored the fact that at the level of NYCB, there are so many complementary pieces that the dancing is just one of the many interesting things that goes on.

Because there was basically no contextualizing of anything, I can see this being less interesting for people who aren't already invested in performing arts. I loved it, though, and the first thing I did when I got home after seeing it this morning was pull out my theraband to do some feet strengthening.
posted by ChuraChura at 8:37 AM on March 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

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