Easy

Choreography by: Justin Peck

Music by: Leonard Bernstein

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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Credits

Music
Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs
Premiere
May 3, 2018, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Preston Chamblee, Harrison Coll, Claire Kretzschmar, Unity Phelan, Sean Suozzi, Indiana Woodward

Length
9 min.
Costumes by
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung
Set by
Stephen Powers, supervised by Joseph Forbes
Lighting by
Brandon Stirling Baker