Storytelling through dance [1]

This project was created as New York City Ballet‘s tribute to 911 anniversary in 2012. Poignant, moving, mesmerizing. Aptly titled “New York City Ballet presents NEW BEGINNINGS”.

A breathtaking ballet performed on the rooftop of 4 World Trade Center, 12 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, sends a message of “new beginnings” to Gotham.

Released at sunrise on Sept. 12, a video by the New York City Ballet features principal dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour, twirling in the twilight as the Freedom Tower glitters in the background.

 In ‘New Beginnings,’ a video released by the New York City Ballet, dancers Maria Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour perform in front of One World Trade Center.

In ‘New Beginnings,’ a video released by the New York City Ballet, dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour perform in front of One World Trade Center.

Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain. It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home. Beautifully shot.

Dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour perform on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center.

Dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour perform on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center.

MUSIC:
Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part

CHOREOGRAPHY:
After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon

DANCERS:
Maria Kowroski
Ask la Cour

VIDEO:
Directed by Davi Russo

Inspiration: Coolhunter; New York Daily News

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