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.
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.
Spiegel Im Spiegel by Arvo Part
After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon
Ask la Cour
Directed by Davi Russo