Ballet 422

Watching the new season of "city.ballet." is like getting a backstage pass inside NYCB. We get to see Chase Finlay make dinner for Lauren Lovette at his apartment, Ratmansky rehearse his latest work for the company, Silas Farley in his bible study group. But one thing missing is any Justin Peck footage. Luckily, Ballet 422, the documentary by director Jody Lee Lipes, just released its official trailerThe film premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, earning high praise from critics and audiences. Following Peck as he creates Paz de la Jolla, NYCB's 422nd new work, it examines the choreographic process from start to finish, giving viewers an intimate, thorough look at one of ballet's most exciting dance makers in his element. Look for it in theaters on February 5, 2015!




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With the stressors of the pandemic still lingering more than one year later, self-care is, rightfully, a priority for everyone right now. But dancers have always known the importance of keeping their bodies and minds as healthy as possible. After all, your body is your instrument, and as we make our long-awaited returns to the studio and stage, finding self-care strategies that work for you will be crucial to getting back up to speed—mentally and physically—with your rigorous performing and training schedule.

Dancers have a myriad of options to choose from when it comes to treating minor ailments like soreness, swelling and bruising. One that's quickly gaining popularity are topical pain relievers, which provide targeted, temporary relief of minor pain. These days, there's more than just your tried-and-true Tiger Balm on the shelves. From CBD lotions to warming gels and patches, finding the product that's right for you can be as difficult as finding the perfect Rockette-red shade of lipstick…but even more beneficial to your dance career.

Read on for our breakdown of some of the most common ingredients to look out for in the topical pain relief aisle.

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