Justin Peck’s choreography Heatscape has been inspired by the vibrant Wynwood Arts District and its life-sized murals. The production fills the stage with dazzling geometric patterns and young, romantic energy.
Peck’s fast-paced choreography and visual artist Shepard Fairey’s stunning street art come together in a multi-layered experience. The production invites the audience to take note of everything from movement to music, street art and emotions. The choreography for 17 dancers brims with energy, released through explosive movements and the evolution and unravelling of complex patterns.
As his score, Peck has chosen the first concerto for piano and orchestra by the Czech early 20th century composer Bohuslav Martinů. The music wraps the performance into a myriad different melodies and atmospheres, closely followed by Peck in his choreography.
Justin Peck has worked as a choreographer since 2009, and as Resident Choreographer at the New York City Ballet since 2014. Despite his young age, the 32-year-old Peck has created more than 40 dance works, which have been performed at the Paris Opera Ballet, the Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet, to name a few.
The captivating Heatscape had its world premiere at Miami City Ballet in 2015, and its European premiere took place at Dresden Semperoper Ballet.