Justin Peck’s “Become a Mountain”
In partnership with On, an athletic shoe and sportswear company, Justin Peck created “Become a Mountain” to explore the intersection of athleticism and artistry. “I came at dance from an athlete’s point of view,” says Peck, who uses his soccer background from his youth to inform his choices as a choreographer. Peck combines pedestrian, classical and contemporary movement for the film’s five versatile dancers performing alongside him—former Miami City Ballet principal Jeanette Delgado; New York City Ballet’s Claire Kretzschmar, India Bradley and KJ Takahashi; and recent Juilliard graduate Cyrie Topete. Undoubtedly both athletic and artistic, “Become a Mountain” is a testament to the diverse abilities our bodies possess.