In the Countenance of Kings, Justin Peck’s exuberant work for 18 dancers, was made for San Francisco Ballet in 2016. The dance features music by Peck’s frequent collaborator, Oscar-nominated indie rocker Sufjan Stevens (composer for Peck’s Year of the Rabbit), who has referred to his score, The BQE, as “a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop.” Collaboration with youthful contemporaries is important to Peck: “My intention is to make sure that the new work being created for the ballet world is relevant. I think it’s really important to keep working with artists of this generation, whether they be visual artists, or designers, or composers.”

March 15 – 24, 2019

This page features a ballet video titled Justin Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings – excerpt. The ballet company performing in this ballet video include Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet. Choreography featured in this video is by .