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New York City Ballet, Choreography by Justin Peck with music by Sufjan Stevens [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim

Title
New York City Ballet, Choreography by Justin Peck with music by Sufjan Stevens [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Publication
c2012.

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Description
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
  • Works & process at the Guggenheim collection
  • Works and process at the Guggenheim
Uniform Title
  • Works and process at the Guggenheim.
  • Year of the rabbit (Choreographic work : Peck)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed performances.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title and credits taken from house program.
Credits (note)
  • Choreographer, Justin Peck ; music, Sufjan Stevens (Enjoy your rabbit) ; music arrangement/conductor, Michael Atkinson ; lighting design, Brandon Stirling Baker.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Peter B. Lewis Theater, as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Sept. 24, 2012 (7:30 pm).
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Source (note)
  • Mary Sharp Cronson.
Contents
  • Introduction (1 min.) / by Mary Sharp Cronson.
  • Year of the rabbit: Selections from the Chinese Zodiac (film excerpt) (3 min.) / choreography, Justin Peck ; music, Sufjan Stevens (Palm Sunday tornado hits Crystal Lake) ; video directed by Yoonha Park ; video produced by Anna Rose Holmer ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Craig Hall.
  • Panel discussion 1 (ca. 12 min.) / panel, Michael Atkinson, Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens ; moderator, Ellen Bar.
  • Year of the rabbit (excerpt) (3 min.) / performed by Joaquin De Luz.
  • Panel discussion 2 & Music demonstration (ca. 20 min.) / panel, Michael Atkinson, Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens ; moderator, Ellen Bar.
  • Year of the rooster (excerpt) (3 min.) / performed by Teresa Reichlen and Robert Fairchild.
  • Panel discussion 3 (6 min.) / panel, Michael Atkinson, Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens ; moderator, Ellen Bar.
  • Year of the ox & Coaching demonstration (ca. 6 min.) / choreographer/coach, Justin Peck ; performed by Tiler Peck.
  • Panel discussion 4 (18 min.) / panel, Michael Atkinson, Justin Peck, Sufjan Stevens ; moderator, Ellen Bar.
  • Year of the rabbit (excerpt) (5 min.) / performed by Janie Taylor and Craig Hall.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7811
OCLC
823870274
Title
New York City Ballet, Choreography by Justin Peck with music by Sufjan Stevens [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Imprint
c2012.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Works & process at the Guggenheim collection
Works and process at the Guggenheim
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
System Details
DVD.
Original Version
Original format: 1 DV cassette.
Credits
Choreographer, Justin Peck ; music, Sufjan Stevens (Enjoy your rabbit) ; music arrangement/conductor, Michael Atkinson ; lighting design, Brandon Stirling Baker.
Performer
Panel: Michael Atkinson (music arrangement and conductor), Justin Peck (choreographer), Sufjan Stevens (composer) ; Ellen Bar (moderator).
New York City Ballet dancer: Joaquin De Luz (principal), Robert Fairchild (principal), Craig Hall (soloist), Tiler Peck (principal), Teresa Reichlen (principal), Janie Taylor (principal).
Music performed by Maureen Gallagher (viola), Lydia Hong (violin), Eugene Meye (cello), Kurt Nikkanen (violin).
Event
Videotaped at the Peter B. Lewis Theater, as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Sept. 24, 2012 (7:30 pm).
Summary
Panel 1: Sufjan Stevens discusses the evolution of the music he created, how it was rearranged for string quartet and became a new album entitled Run rabbit run, when Justin Peck first heard Stevens' music and what was danceable about it, how Peck begin using Stevens' music at the Choreographic Institute, Peck contacting Stevens after he received the commission from Peter Martins to create this work, how Peck wanted a full orchestration of music to accompany this large work in a grand space, what Stevens thought about making the full orchestration of his work, Peck talking about how his choreography was driven by Stevens' music and that the music really speaks to him, and discusses the first dance excerpt performed by Joaquin De Luz from the second movement of Year of the rabbit. Panel 2: Michael Atkinson discusses the process of taking the original CD and creating the string quartet because none of the music was written down, the biggest challenges as an arranger and orchestrator, how he created the full orchestration, playing excerpts of original electronic versions of Year of the boar (boar I) and Year of the ox (ox 1) with each section followed by a full orchestration versions (boar II and ox II), Atkinson watching dance rehearsals and changing orchestration and beat accents to help dancers hear the music better, how Peck worked with the corps to create complex patterns from his original drawings, shows one drawing from Year of the rooster and Atkinson talks about and plays the electronic version of Year of the rooster before that excerpt is danced by Teresa Reichlen and Robert Fairchild. Panel 3: Peck begins with a description of the ABC structure of the section just performed, how Peck cast this ballet by listening to the music and envisioning specific dancers in each role, working in the studio as a choreographer and how being a dancer affects his pacing of the ballet, getting choreographic ideas and inspirations from the dancers, and how the next section being performed by Tiler Peck was originally created on someone else (Ashley Bouder) and how it is to work with a dancer that didn't originate the role. Panel 4: Peck discusses how the personalities of the dancers really shows when performing this work, researching the Chinese Zodiac signs for relationships in this work, Stevens and Atkinson talk about their ideas regarding ballet before this process and how it has changed, Peck talks about the impact Tiler Peck had on him when he saw her perform as the Dew Drop in The nutcracker, what the panelists have learned from this experience, what work is left to be done before the premiere, how the orchestration is still changing, and Peck discusses the final excerpt performed from Year of our Lord with Janie Taylor and Craig Hall.
Local Note
For program notes see *MGZB Works and process at the Guggenheim [programs].
Source
Gift; Mary Sharp Cronson. NN-PD
Added Author
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Producer
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Speaker
Bar, Ellen. Moderator
Peck, Justin, choreographer.
Peck, Justin. Speaker
Stevens, Sufjan. Composer
Stevens, Sufjan. Speaker
Atkinson, Michael (Conductor) Conductor
Atkinson, Michael (Conductor) Arranger
Atkinson, Michael (Conductor) Speaker
Baker, Brandon Stirling. Lighting designer
De Luz, Joaquin, 1976- dancer.
Fairchild, Robert, dancer.
Hall, Craig, dancer.
Peck, Tiler, dancer.
Reichlen, Teresa, dancer.
Taylor, Janie, 1980- dancer.
New York City Ballet.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Donor
Added Title
Year of the rabbit (Choreographic work : Peck)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7811
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