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Justin Peck's New Ballet - Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:57 AM

Justin Peck, an emerging 23-year-old talent from New York City Ballet, will have the world premiere of his new ballet work "7 (For Seven)" at the 2011 Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival on next Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. If you are in the area, you should come and check out an evening featuring dancers from the NYC Ballet and Paris Opera Ballet.

As the newly named Resident Chorographer of the New York Choreographic Institute (an affiliate of the NYC Ballet), Justin has choreographed 5 ballets in his nascent career. His latest, a world premiere for the Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival, came at the request of Benjamin Millepied, the festival's artistic director. The inspiration for the piece comes from the last three movements of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G Minor, opus 57, which provides a roller coaster of contrasts in style and mood. “It opens with a scherzo that is analogous to dumping a bucket of ice water onto the audience,” says Peck. The poignant, reflective intermezzo is then followed by the rousing allegretto finale. In choreographing his ballet for seven dancers, Peck stated that he wanted the ballet’s design to match the challenges of balance and texture inherent in the music.

Below is the link for more information:

http://www.nantucket.../program-notes/

Fourteen dancers from New York City Ballet will perform on the program: Tyler Angle, Chase Finlay, Amar Ramassar, Sterling Hyltin, Maria Kowroski, Ashley Laracey, Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Teresa Reichlen, Ana Sophia Scheller, Troy Schumacher, Sean Suozzi and Daniel Ulbricht. Joining them will be Dorothee Gilbert and Allesio Carbone from the Paris Opera Ballet.

The Festival performances include:

[size="3"][size="2"]Red Angels[/size][/size]
Music: Maxwell’s Demon by Richard Einhorn
Choreography: Ulysses Dove
Premiere: May 19, 1994, The Diamond Project II, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater.

Dancers:
Tess Reichlen
Maria Kowroski
Tyler Angle
Amar Ramasar

Electric Violin
Cenovia Cummins

[size="3"]Interplay[/size]
Music: Interplay (Original title, American Concertette) (1945) by Morton Gould
Choreography: Jerome Robbins
Premiere: June 1, 1945, Billy Rose’s Concert Varieties, Ziegfield Theatre, New York
NYCB Premiere: December 23, 1952, City Center of Music and Drama.

Dancers:
Ashley Laracey
Troy Schumacher
Chase Finlay
Sterling Hyltin
Sean Suozzi
Daniel Ulbricht
Ana Sophia Scheller
Gina Pazcoguin

[size="3"]7 (For Seven): Nantucket Dance Festival World Premiere[/size]
Music: Piano in G Minor, opus 57 by Dimitri Shostakovich is performed by arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc.
Choreography: Justin Peck

Dancers:
Chase Finlay
Sterling Hyltin
Ashley Laracey
Amar Ramasar
Tess Reichlen
Ana Sophia Scheller
Troy Schumacher

Quintet
Naho Parrini
Brooke Saulnier
Gillian Gallagher
Maria Jeffers
Katy Luo

[size="3"]Scarlatti-Pas de Deux[/size]
Music: Domenico Scarlatti
Choreography: Jose Martinez

Dancers:
Dorothée Gilbert
Alessio Carbone

[size="3"]Rubies[/size]
Music: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (1929) by Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: George Balanchine
Premiere: April 13, 1967, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater.

Dancers:
Dorothée Gilbert
Alessio Carbone


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