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Ballet 422 offers a transfixing, intimate look at professional dance that should satisfy fans of the form as well as curious neophytes. Read critic reviews

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Filmmaker Jody Lee Lipes follows emerging choreographer Justin Peck as he undertakes the difficult tasks of creating and dancing in the New York City Ballet's 422nd original piece.

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  • Anyone with a zest for dance will find plenty of interest here.

    March 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's filled with delicious moments, particularly for dance fans ...

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The fly [on the wall] is very good at getting access...but rather less good at giving context.

    March 12, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • There are few titles and no interviews or narration. Entire scenes go by without anyone speaking. Instead, Ballet 422 is a very intimate look at the process.

    March 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • For fans of dance, "Ballet 422" will produce plenty of pleasures. But as with great ballet, great movies always benefit from a little drama.

    March 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What makes Jody Lee Lipes documentary so interesting - even transfixing at times - is the fact that nothing is editorialized or explained. There are no interviews or voice-overs.

    February 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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