Wynwood Walls Inspire Miami City Ballet and Justin Peck

Commissioned to create a new dance for Miami City Ballet, Justin Peck ran up against a wall — many, in fact. Lucky for him, these loomed among the ones with vibrant colors and suggestive figures that have turned the streets of Wynwood into an open-air art museum, a source of inspiration for the 27-year-old choreographer whose still brief but notable career includes a cache of critically-acclaimed ballets.
Shepard Fairey’s contribution to Wynwood Walls had a special impact on Peck. He endorsed recruiting the famed muralist to paint the backdrop for Heatscape, the world premiere in “Points of Departure,” MCB’s last program of the season.

“Shepard’s work translates well into a theater setting,” explains Peck. “It helps create a whole stage environment.”

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Swan Song

Miami City Ballet wraps up its season in style with star choreographer Justin Peck.

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Miami City Ballet Teases Gala and Performance with Street-Chic Video by Justin Peck

Miami City Ballet Director Lordes Lopez has injected new life into MCB. Evidenced by this year’s performance for Program IV, which includes a piece of art by Shepard Fairey. Ahead of that performance, called Heatscape, an amazing video by Justin Peck of the MCB dancers has been released ahead of a movie about the dance world superstar to be released in theaters on February 6th.

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