Shepard Fairey Murals Inspire A New Justin Peck Ballet From Miami City Ballet

“Works & Process – Miami City Ballet: Justin Peck & Shepard Fairey – Heatscape Livestream Preview”

This spring Miami City Ballet debuts Heatscape, a ballet by Justin Peck with design by Shepard Fairey.

The above video is inspired by the ballet’s origin tale:

“[Justin] Peck took in the colorful street art in the burgeoning arts district of Wynwood, Miami. He was particularly drawn to Shepard’s murals on display at Wynwood Walls. Inspired, he contacted Fairey, who agreed to create an original art backdrop for the piece.”

Though you’ll have to wait until March to see the full ballet, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will livestream a preview and discussion on Sun, Jan 18, 7:30pm EST at

Clyde F. Smith

DanceLand founder Clyde F. Smith has a BFA and MA in Dance from UNC-Greensboro and a PhD in Cultural Studies from The Ohio State University. In addition to staging his own works, Clyde performed with NC's New Performing Dance Company and San Francisco's The High Risk Group. Clyde returned to performing in 2015 with an improvisational project called Working Sessions.

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