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Saturday, October 12, 2013

New doc chronicles creation of Justin Peck ballet for NYCB

If you loved the film NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ, you'll be interested to know about  a new project from the same team, BALLET 422. The team is seeking crowdfunding for its post-production costs.  Click HERE to see their project page with a 2-minute teaser on the crowdfunding site Hatchfund, and give a thought to donating to this worthy cause.
BALLET 422 is a feature-length documentary that follows the creation of a single new ballet, Justin Peck's Paz de la Jolla, from first rehearsal to world premiere at New York City Ballet.  With unprecedented backstage access, this totally observational (no talking heads!) documentary focuses on the creative process as young NYCB dancer and emerging choreographer Justin Peck works with costume designers, conductors, musicians, lighting designers and his fellow dancers to bring his vision to the stage.  This is the first time this process has ever been captured in its entirety at New York City Ballet. 
The filmmaking team includes many key collaborators from OPUS JAZZ - director/cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, producers Ellen Bar and Anna Rose Holmer - and the new addition of our amazing editor Saela Davis and talented cinematographer Nick Bentgen. 
Ballet 422 has been awarded a $10,000 challenge grant from The Jerome Robbins FoundationThe Foundation will give one dollar for every two raised. A total of $30,000 is needed for post-production costs. 

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