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Ballet 422 (2014)

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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.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Tiler Peck ... Herself
Sterling Hyltin Sterling Hyltin ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justin Peck ... Himself, Choreographer
Amar Ramasar Amar Ramasar
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Ballet 422 is a record of the creative process of a young choreographer Justin Peck, just 26 years old, hired to create a new ballet for the winter season of the New York City Ballet in 2013. The New York City Ballet is considered one of the best companies in the world. Since 1990 he is led by Peter Martins, his Ballet Master in Chief. The documentary describes the intense backstage work that takes place during the process of creating and learning this new ballet: "Paz de la Jolla". It shows Peck working with his fellow dancers (Justin Peck is also a soloist at NYCB!), with musicians, lighting technicians, and costume designers in the composition of a new work, his third creation for the NYCB. It is the first time the New York City Ballet is exposed during the creation of a new a ballet. Written by bobbuckingham

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Балет 422 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,653, 8 February 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$332,843, 10 May 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Despite having the same last name and similar coloring, Justin and Tiler Peck are not related. See more »

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Masterpiece
26 June 2015 | by jjjppplllSee all my reviews

I'm not a fan of ballet -- I've never been to a ballet. But I'm a huge fan of film. And I'm a documentary nerd. This documentary was perfect. I also have a high-level job in a high- pressure environment, so I was really fascinated by the intensity with which the key players prepared for the big premier. I found myself rewinding this film numerous times to re-watch scenes, because I was mesmerized by their beauty. My wife even came down and asked me, "What are you doing?"

The film does a wonderful job of showing all of the pieces that are necessary for putting together a ballet of the highest caliber. Like anything of excellence, it's hard friggin work, and somebody has to be in charge.

If you like film...and especially if you like ballet...this is a must see. Bravo.


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