Janie Taylor by Bon Duke for The Block Magazine SS 2011
Prima Ballerina Janie Taylor (NYC Ballet) puts the ballet-inspired Chloé Spring 2011 “Ethereal Collection” to the test in this beautiful choreographed piece by fellow principal dancer Justin Peck (who also stars). The short film (also by Bon Duke) is gorgeous. I love seeing the pieces in movement; they just flow so beautifully. Janie breathes life into this collection with the aid of Justin’s choreography. And to be fair, I was far more impressed with the short film than either the collection or the shots. Janie (along with Justin) showcases exactly why she is a prima ballerina; the pieces come along for the ride. But I do love how it all comes together to create a little piece of art.
The one on Nowness.com is better. I’d embed the video here but wordpress decided to make it complicated.