It’s safe to say that Tiler Peck and Robert Fairchild aren’t your average ballet dancers. Over the past few years, the New York City Ballet principals have collaborated with the likes of contemporary choreographer Larry Keigwin and jookin star Lil Buck, and both appeared in the New York Philharmonic’s presentation of the classic musical Carousel. They not only seem to be everywhere, all the time, but also to be unfazed by any style or setting.
This Thursday, the pair will cross genre lines again, performing at the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s gala in an excerpt from Taylor’s Airs. Peck and Fairchild first tried out Airs at the Vail International Dance Festival last year (Damian Woetzel, the festival’s director, seems to love throwing non-ballet curveballs their way—and watching them hit each out of the park). Here’s video from that performance, a sneak peek of what’s in store at the Taylor gala: