Justin Peck is the Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor of New York City Ballet. One of the most acclaimed and in-demand choreographers of his generation, he has created more than 35 works for NYCB and other dance companies around the world. His artistic collaborators include composers Dan Deacon, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Sufjan Stevens; visual artists John Baldessari, Jules de Balincourt, Marcel Dzama, Shepard Fairey, Karl Jensen, and Sterling Ruby; and fashion designers Tsumori Chisato, Prabal Gurung, Mary Katrantzou, Humberto Leon, and Dries Van Noten. Peck won a 2018 Tony Award for his choreography for the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, and he is currently collaborating with Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg on a new film adaptation of West Side Story, which Peck will choreograph.
For his newest creation for New York City Ballet, Resident Choreographer Justin Peck will create a dance to a commissioned score by composer Nico Muhly titled Rotunda. Completing the program is Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse, a fleet and intricate dance for a cast of more than 25 performed to a minimalist score by Michael Nyman.
City Ballet Podcast Wendy Whelan in discussion with Nico Muhly
Justin Peck & Nico Muhly
© Erin Baiano
Other Muhly scores in the dance repertoire
The Runaway (New York City Ballet)
Studies on a Farewell (A.I.M)
Neverwhere (New York City Ballet)
Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward (Commissioned by Opéra National de Paris)
Triad (Opéra National de Paris)
From Here on Out (Commissioned by American Ballet Theater)
Fast Changes (Commissioned by The Royal Ballet)
Moving Parts (Commissioned by Los Angeles Dance Project)
One Thing Leads to Another (Het Muziektheater/Dutch Ballet)