|BALLET 422 (director: Jody Lee Lipes; screenwriter: ; cinematographer: Nick Bentgen /Jody Lee Lipes; editor: Saela Davis; cast: Justin Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar, Albert Evans, Cameron Grant, Mark Stanley, Andrews Sills, Reid Bartelme, Harriet Jung, Marc Happel; Runtime: 75; MPAA Rating: PG; producers: Ellen Bar/Anna Rose Holmer; Magnolia Pictures; 2014)|
|"Engrossing backstage ballet
by Dennis Schwartz
Filmmaker Jody Lee
Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same"/"Ny
Export: Opus Jazz") engrossing
backstage ballet documentary focuses on the rehearsals
at the New York City Ballet and shines
its light on its 25-year-old choreographer Justin
Peck. Lipes chronicles Peck, who creates an original
piece, "Paz de La Jolla," for the ballet
company's winter of 2013. It leads to the highly
anticipated premiere after its
two-month creation. It features the
dancers, designers, crew and musicians interacting
with each other. The performing arts film gives you a
unique 'creativity in motion' pic. After the dancer's
success, he was promoted to soloist.
It's a good film for culture vultures wanting a peek at the secret inner world of ballet and of an artist at work, but others might not take so readily to the subject.
REVIEWED ON 11/7/2015 GRADE: B
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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