Shepard Fairey's Street Art Takes Center Stage in Miami Ballet

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From WLRN's Arts & Culture Desk

Justin Peck is one of the country's most sought-after ballet choreographers. Shepard Fairey is one of the most famous street artists in the world. Peck is resident choreographer with New York City Ballet and lives in New York. Fairey lives in L.A. But their first collaboration is happening right now in Miami, where Fairey's art is the backdrop for a new ballet called "Heatscape."Peck explains that he was inspired by Fairey's murals in Miami's Wynwood arts district, part of a permanent street art exhibitcalled "Wynwood Walls."

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