Let Justin Peck’s New Ballet Trailer Inspire Your Monday Commute
January 23, 2017

Ballet choreographer wunderkind Justin Peck dropped a trailer last week for his new ballet, The Times Are Racing, and I can’t stop watching it. That’s partly because it takes place in a subway station—which fascinates me endlessly as a New Yorker (Look! I take those stairs!)—but mostly because the score by Dan Deacon is driving and sublime and the movement is Peck at his best: intricate but never crammed, sprawling but never sloppy. The ballet premieres tomorrow night for New York City Ballet, and 1.) It’s going to be danced in tennis shoes, à la Jerome Robbins, and 2.) Peck is dancing in it himself! And if the trailer is any indication, it looks like there will be some NYC-esque missed connections and meet-ups. (I love all things NYC-related. Can you tell?)

The ballet will also be performed on January 28 and February 1, 2 and 4. Alright, ready—now watch the trailer!

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