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New York City Ballet to stream Justin Peck's 'Easy' set to Leonard Bernstein's 'Prelude, Fugue, & Riffs'

Posted May 20, 2020

New York City Ballet to stream Justin Peck's 2018 ballet 'Easy' (set to Leonard Bernstien's Prelude, Fugue, & Riffs) as part of its 2020 Digital Spring Season. Tune in Friday, May 29, at 8 PM EDT on NYCB’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and homepage at nycballet.com. Video will be available for 72 hours.

Celebrating Jerome Robbins’ and Leonard Bernstein’s centennials, Justin Peck’s Easy is an energetic and colorful tribute to Robbins’ playful choreography and Bernstein’s jazzy music, utilizing a cast of six dancers with a vintage-inspired backdrop by Stephen Powers.


NYCB Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor Justin Peck’s 16th ballet for NYCB, Easy, is set to Leonard Bernstein’s Prelude, Fugue and Riffs. The work, which premiered at NYCB’s 2018 Spring Gala, honors the centennial of both NYCB co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins and Bernstein, who collaborated on several works for both ballet and Broadway, and were both born in 1918. Peck’s collaborators on Easy include the Philadelphia-born graffiti writer turned street artist, Stephen Powers, who has created the ballet’s backdrop; costume designers Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung; and lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker.

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Homepage slide: New York City Ballet dancers Sean Suozzi and Harrison Coll in Easy, choreography by Justin Peck and music by Leonard Bernstein. Credit: Paul Kolnik. Courtesy of New York City Ballet.
News page slide: New York City Ballet dancers Sean Suozzi and Harrison Coll in Easy, choreography by Justin Peck and music by Leonard Bernstein. Credit: Paul Kolnik. Courtesy of New York City Ballet.