An American Ballet Story: Screening and Conversation
An American Ballet Story (documentary, 94 minutes, 2022). Seven years in the making! Screening will be followed by a Q & A with moderator Walter Rutledge of Out & About NYC Magazine and the producers of the film.
1964 – A time of major shifts in civil rights, women’s and gay rights. New York City was alive – you could feel it on the streets. The Joffrey Ballet splits in two over a struggle for artistic control and the HARKNESS BALLET and its founder Rebekah Harkness burst onto the American arts scene. Bold and controversial, Harkness revolutionizes the way dance is performed forever. An American Ballet Story is about this iconic company, its rise and fall and its effect on contemporary dance, music and art that is still with us today.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producers Leslie Streit and Robin McCain led by Walter Rutledge, a former dancer with the Harkness Ballet, and editor-in-chief of Out & About NYC.
Event is free for the public.