Miami: ‘Heatwave’ – Shepard Fairey & Miami City Ballet

Photo courtesy of Miami City Ballet

Reminiscent of the roaring 1920’s where artists were heavily influenced by Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes and vice versa, Street Art is now taking a growing place in Contemporary ballets. New York collective Faile and French artist JR (see here) collaborated with the New York City Ballets on numerous occasions.

In an unprecedented world premiere, ballet and guerrilla “street art” collide as US most sought after choreographer Justin Peck and visual artist Shepard Fairey join forces for Heatscape with the Miami City Ballet, an entirely new exploration of movement, music, costuming and art design. The back drop features Obey Giant’s iconography with a mandala and signature colours red / white/ black colours.

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Photo courtesy of Miami City Ballet

Watch the teaser, shot in Wynwood, Miami, featuring murals by Shepard Fairey, Retna, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Miss Van and more

Click HERE to listen to Shepard Fairey and Justin Peck talk with WLRN Miami about the ballet.

Further info the Miami City Ballet site