BALLET 422 (2014): For Aspiring Ballet Dancers & Choreographers

Ballet 422 (2014), Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar, Tiler Peck
Ballet 422 (2014), Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar, Tiler Peck

Directed by Jody Lee Lipes, Ballet 422 offers an inside look, from first rehearsal through to world premier as it follows emerging young choreographer, Justin Peck and his dancers, as they prepare for a very important production at the prestigious New York City Ballet.

With just two months to pull everything together, you’ll certainly get the sense of urgency and the apparent stress involved with such a feat, especially for Peck.

Ballet 422 (2014), Justin Peck
Ballet 422 (2014), Justin Peck

Ballet 422 is ideal for dancers but more so for those curious about what it might be like to be in a situation similar to Peck’s, even though interestingly, he’s never actually interviewed.

I’m no expert in this particular art form, of course, but seeing the finished production at the end didn’t leave me more interested in being a spectator of ballet. At least not as much as the following…

Kanye West, Runaway

Happy Ballet 422 🙂

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