Justin Peck on Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
A Dreamscape Inspired by the Light of San Francisco
Justin Peck crafted an ever-changing dreamscape in Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, set to music of the electronic group M83. Here he discusses creating this ballet for the 2018 Unbound Festival of New Works.
ABOUT JUSTIN PECK
Justin Peck is Resident Choreographer and a Soloist Dancer with New York City Ballet (NYCB). Peck joined NYCB in 2006 and was promoted to Soloist in 2013. He began choreographing in 2009 at the New York Choreographic Institute. In 2014, after the creation of Everywhere We Go, Peck was appointed Resident Choreographer of NYCB. He has created more than 30 ballets, which have been performed by Paris Opera Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, LA Dance Project, Dutch National Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet. In 2014, Peck was the subject of the documentary Ballet 422, which followed him as he created Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd original dance. Peck choreographed the 2018 Broadway revival of Carousel, for which he was awarded the 2018 Tony Award for Best Choreography. In addition, Peck choreographed the feature film Red Sparrow, and will be creating new choreography for the upcoming film remake of West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. His Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2015. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming from the 2018 Unbound festival was Peck’s second work created for SF Ballet; his first was In the Countenance of Kings.
Header Image: San Francisco Ballet rehearsing Peck’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming // © Erik Tomasson