Everywhere We Go

Choreography by: Justin Peck

Music by: Sufjan Stevens, Orchestrated by Michael P. Atkinson

The epic Everywhere We Go features 25 dancers in a nine-part exploration of Sufjan Stevens' cinematic score, the indie-pop icon's first NYCB commission, with each section accented by a multi-layered and shifting geometric backdrop.

Featuring a commissioned score by American singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens and a cast of 25 dancers, Everywhere We Go was NYCB Resident Choreographer and Artistic Advisor Justin Peck’s sixth ballet for the Company. It was also Peck’s second collaboration with Stevens, following 2012’s Year of the Rabbit; the nine-movement score was Stevens’ first commission from the Company. With costumes by former NYCB Principal Dancer Janie Taylor, sets by Brooklyn-based artist and architect Karl Jensen, and lighting by Peck’s frequent collaborator Brandon Stirling Baker, Everywhere We Go premiered at NYCB’s 2014 Spring Gala.

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Everywhere We Go, Commissioned by New York City Ballet

1. The Shadows Will Fall Behind
2. Happiness is a Perfume
3. I Breathe the Air of Mountains and Their Unapproachable Heights
4. To Live in the Hearts We Leave Behind
5. There Is Always the Sunshine
6. Every Flower That Stirs the Elastic Sod
7. I Am In The House And I Have The Key
8. The Gate of Heaven Is Love
9. Thanks to the Human Heart By Which We Live
May 8, 2014, New York City Ballet, David H. Koch Theater
Original Cast
Maria Kowroski, Sterling Hyltin, Tiler Peck, Teresa Reichlen, Robert Fairchild, Andrew Veyette, Amar Ramasar

42 Min.
Costumes by
Janie Taylor, Supervised by Marc Happel
Set by
Karl Jensen, Supervised by Penny Jacobus
Lighting by
Brandon Stirling Baker