Fishman, ex-CEO of Travelers and , which like the main gala event was a collaboration among choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, guest conductor Rob Fisher, and star Robert Fairchild. For subjecting us to this extended ad there is no excuse. The first, a very short piece by the French Nicolas Blanc (he’s now at Joffrey) featured eight very young dancers, three of them still apprentices, and a score by Mason Bates who, we’re told, was recently named the second most-performed living composer! His vis-à-vis is Tiler Peck, also less fresh and appealing than she used to be.
Well, no wonder—his score for (the name of this ballet) “was commissioned by the You Tube Symphony Orchestra and was viewed online by more than two million people during its premiere in 2011.” It’s lively, derivative, loud—catnip for very young attractive dancers with more energy and bounce than subtlety. But then they aren’t given much that’s fresh and appealing to do.
(Don’t even ask about principal dancer Robert Fairchild, who is Tiler Peck’s husband or principal dancer Megan Fairchild, who is Robert’s sister.)If at times it seems like the names of the entire company, from corps de ballet to soloist to principal, were thought up by Edward Lear or Tom Stoppard just to confuse you, well, you might be right. Suffice it to say, the subject of this profile-interview is Tiler with an “i,” as in “incandescent.”Tiler Peck is a Southern California girl, with a Pepsodent smile, a sweet, coquettish voice and a cheerleader’s enthusiasm.
She began studying dance at the age of 2, in Hollywood, with the former Bolshoi Ballet principal Alla Khaniashvili.
Johnson was not only a great friend of George Balanchine and an influential architect, he championed the architects of the Bauhaus, like Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe, in the U. I am fascinated by that Bauhaus art period and by abstract minimalist painters like Josef Albers and Barnett Newman.
This ballet is staged rather than choreographed—tons of dancers flinging themselves around to numbing effect.( Wheeldon is never at his best with big groups.) You can’t resist the score, but for a real Gershwin ballet.
Before beginning the biographical and question and answer portion of my interview with New York City Ballet’s superb and sublime principal dancer Tiler Peck, let’s get any Abbott & Costello “who’s on first” confusion out of the way.
To use biblical language, Tyler Angle did beget Tiler Peck, nor did Justin Peck beget Jared Angle.
Born and trained in Salt Lake City, Utah, he came to New York to attend summer intensives at the School of American Ballet in 20.
Thereafter, his meteoric rise at New York City Ballet saw him dance principal roles as an apprentice in 2005, promoted to soloist in 2007 when Peter Martins created the starring male role on him, and promoted to principal dancer in 2009.