Justin Peck is everywhere. That's not hyperbole. In fact, I almost mean it literally.
Over the course of the past few months, he's debuted new ballets at New York City Ballet and Miami City Ballet; seen the opening of a documentary about his choreographic process, Ballet 422; announced that he'll be making his first piece for Paris Opéra Ballet next season, as well as two more works for NYCB's 2015–2016 season; and put together a critically acclaimed plan for total ballet world domination.
OK, the last bit isn't true—but in the context of the rest of that amazingness, you almost believed it, didn't you?
Peck (center) rehearsing NYCB's Craig Hall and Ashley Bouder (photo by Paul Kolnik)
Unsurprisingly, all that activity has generated a lot of press coverage, and CBS News is the latest outlet to get aboard the J. Peck train. They just released a great profile of the young choreographer, which includes wise Peckian words about the creative process (he hopes "to create this cohesive vision for what the ballet is going to be") and tons of pretty footage of Peck working with NYCB dancers—some of it straight from Ballet 422.
Happy Monday, everybody.
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