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Justin Peck

Justin Peck

“BALLET 422” My rating: C+

75 minutes | MPAA rating: PG

Hard-core dance fans may take some pleasure in “Ballet 422,” a documentary about the making of a new piece.

The rest of us will be underwhelmed.

The subject of Jody Lee Lipes’ film is promising. A couple of years ago Justin Peck, 25, a dancer with the New York City Ballet, was given the opportunity to choreograph a new work for the company. A member of the corps de ballet, Peck was less a star than a grunt, but he had shown such promise at a choreographing workshop that he caught a big break.

“Ballet 422” looks at the creation of “Paz de La Jolla” set to Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu’s 1950 “Sinfonetta La Jolla.” (more…)

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