Choreography by: Justin Peck

Music by: César Franck

Layering Franck's lyrical score with Mary Katrantzou's intricately embroidered lace lettered garments, Belles-Lettres is one of Peck’s most amorous ballets, replete with swooning pas de deux that build to an emotional climax.

With a cast of nine dancers, Belles-Lettres is NYCB Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s seventh ballet for the Company. Created for the 2014 Fall Gala, Belles-Lettres features costumes by London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou and lighting by Mark Stanley. Set to César Franck’s Untitled piece (Solo de piano), for piano accompanied by string quintet, Op. 10, the ballet marks the first time that Franck’s music has been included in the NYCB repertory.

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Solo de piano avec accompagnement de quintette à cordes
September 23, 2014, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Rebecca Krohn, Lauren Lovette, Ashley Laracey, Brittany Pollack, Jared Angle, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Tyler Angle, Taylor Stanley, Anthony Huxley

21 Min.
Costumes by
Mary Katrantzou, supervised by Marc Happel
Lighting by
Mark Stanley