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Sufjan Stevens and Justin Peck Reunite for Second Collab, 'Everywhere We Go,' at New York City Ballet

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Apr 15, 2014 01:07 PM EDT

Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens are no strangers to dance scoring. Last year, the duo collaborated on Year of the Rabbit, which premiered at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater in New York with the New York City Ballet.

This year, Stevens and Peck keep the train rolling with their latest production, Everywhere We Go.

The piece features nine movements for full orchestra. It's geared up to premiere May 8 at New York City Ballet.

According to New York Magazine's Vulture:

Two years ago, choreographer and New York City Ballet dancer Justin Peck needed someone to write the score for a new project and asked Sufjan Stevens - a musician with a penchant for flourescent stagewear, Hula-Hoops, and songs about Illinois. That collaboration resulted in Year of the Rabbit, showcasing the refreshingly youthful, inventive choreography that made Peck a wunderkind of the ballet world (and you can get a close-up look at his work process in Ballet 422, a highly anticipated documentary by Jody Lee Lipes debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival), with a rollicking all-string score by Stevens that was surprisingly well matched. Now they've put together a new piece, Everywhere We Go, which premieres May 8 at City Ballet, and it's an even more ambitious task for Stevens: a nine-movement orchestral score.

Luckily, there's a little preview in store for the net; check it out here.

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TagsSufjan Stevens, Justin Peck, Everywhere We Go, New York City Ballet, Ballet 422, The Year of the Rabbit

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