"The most magical dancer of our time” - Vanity Fair
"The ballerina who can stop time” - The New York Times
Award-winning New York City Ballet principal dancer, choreographer, actress, author, curator and designer, Tiler Peck tackles the new role of director for Turn It Out with Tiler Peck & Friends.
After its sold-out world premiere in New York, Turn It Out With Tiler Peck & Friends makes its West Coast premiere at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. With her personal touches on every aspect of this unique evening, Peck has assembled some of today’s most exciting dance artists for a virtuosic and innovative program.
Originally conceived for New York City Center’s Artists at the Center series, the program includes four works, each with their own unique style: Thousandth Orange, Swift Arrow, Time Spell, and The Barre Project. This incredible evening of dance begins with Peck’s own Thousandth Orange, set to live music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. Peck sought out West Coast legend Alonzo King to create the electric pas de deux, Swift Arrow, and joins forces with her long-time collaborator and world class tap dance star Michelle Dorrance alongside Jillian Meyers on Time Spell.
The programme closes with The Barre Project, Blake Works II, a piece originally created for film with music by James Blake that marked the first creative partnership between Peck and choreographer William Forsythe.
Expect an exquisitely curated evening of collaborative dance. While different in so many ways, all four pieces share a captivating joyfulness – joy for dance, for music, and for the inspiration that comes from surrounding oneself with creative and inspirational friends.