New York City Ballet: Justin Peck & Sufjan Stevens

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented excerpts from the world premiere of choreographer Justin Peck's work Year of the Rabbit. Commissioned by New York City Balllet, the work is a collaboration with composer Sufjan Stevens and Michael Atkinson, and is set to music Stevens wrote for Enjoy Your Rabbit, an electronica album and song cycle based on the Chinese zodiac. New York City Ballet principals Joaquin De Luz, Robert Fairchild, Craig Hall, Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen, and Janie Taylor accompanied by musicians from the New York City Ballet orchestra, performing a special string quartet arrangement by Michael Atkinson, perform excerpts. Peck, Stevens, and Atkinson discuss their creative process with moderator Ellen Bar.

PANEL: Michael Atkinson, music arrangement and conductor; Ellen Bar, moderator; Justin Peck, choreographe;r Sufjan Stevens, composer

PERFORMERS: Joaquin De Luz, principal; Robert Fairchild, principal; Craig Hall, principal; Tiler Peck, principal; Teresa Reichlen, principal; Janie Taylor, principal; Michael Atkinson, conductor; Maureen Gallagher, viola; Lydia Hong, violin; Eugene Moye, cello; Kurt Nikkanen, violin

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