“This program is an extension of who I am as a ballerina.” shares New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, in an exclusive preview at rehearsals for her Artists at the Center Program. Watch the full interview in the video above.
Peck is the inaugural artist curator in New York City Center's Artists at the Center series. With complete freedom to design her own evening, Peck has assembled a deeply personal program. The evening will feature performances by Isabella Boylston, India Bradley, Chun Wai Chan, Herman Cornejo, Michelle Dorrance, Jovani Furlan, Christopher Grant, Lex Ishimoto, Lauren Lovette, Brooklyn Mack, Roman Mejia, Jillian Meyers, Tiler Peck, Byron Tittle, and Cassandra Trenary.
The event will also include the New York premiere of Peck’s own Thousandth Orange, set to live music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Peck sought out West Coast legend Alonzo King to create the pas de deux Swift Arrow and joins forces with her longtime friend Michelle Dorrance alongside Jillian Meyers on a world premiere City Center commission. The program closes with The Barre Project, Blake Works II, the live world premiere of a piece originally created for film that marked the first creative partnership between Peck and choreographer William Forsythe.
Artists at the Center will run March 4-6 at New York City Center.