From first rehearsal to world premiere, Ballet 422
takes us backstage at the New York City Ballet (NYCB)
as dancer and up-and-coming choreographer Justin
Peck crafts a new work. Ballet 422 illuminates the
process behind creating a ballet within the ongoing
cycle of rehearsals and performances at one of the
world’s great ballet companies. Under the artistic
direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins,
NYCB boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers
and a repertory of works by many of ballet’s greatest
choreographers. For the Company’s 2013 Winter
Season Justin Peck is commissioned to create a new
ballet. With unprecedented access to an elite world,
the film presents an unembellished vérité portrait
of the process as Peck collaborates with musicians,
lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow
dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet.
LOST IN MOTION I
D: Ben Shirinian | 2011 | Canada | 2.5 minutes
Starring and choreographed by Guillaume Côté
A young man loses himself in his environment so that his movements reveal the world that exists in his imagination, transcending reality through his muse of dance.
LOST IN MOTION II
D: Ben Shirinian | 2013 | Canada | 3.5 minutes
Starring Heather Ogden, with choreography by Guillaume Côté
Exploring the spectrum of emotions experienced by an artist baring their soul, this film showcases Artist's state of mind by depicting her within an ominous, yet atmospheric environment, as she dances in solitude.
Media Coverage for Ballet 422
Co-presented by The National Ballet of Canada.