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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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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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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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From first rehearsal to world premiere
7 February 2015 | by iamKaylaPotterSee all my reviews

From first rehearsal to world premiere, BALLET 422 takes us backstage at New York City Ballet as Justin Peck, a young up-and-coming choreographer, crafts a new work. BALLET 422 illuminates the process behind the creation of a single ballet within the ongoing cycle of work at one of the world's great ballet companies.

New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company's 2013 Winter Season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB's 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.


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