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Time: September 17, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Upstate Films
Street: 6415 Montgomery St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
Website or Map: https://kaatsbaan.org/
Event Type: dance
Organized By: Michelle Tabnick
Latest Activity: Sep 15
Kaatsbaan Cultural Park and Upstate Films co-present LIFT on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 7 pm, at Starr Cinema in Rhinebeck NY. Tickets are $11 adults, $9 seniors, $7 under 16, and can be purchased through Upstate Films, at https://www.upstatefilms.org/lift-with-dir-david-petersen-and-star-steven-melendez-in-person.
This documentary follows a small New York City ballet company who holds auditions in underserved communities. The director of the company, Steven Melendez, who also started his career as a dancer at the age of 7 in a homeless shelter, mentors the young dancers through the rigor, art, and discipline of dance. The experience inspires them to pursue careers beyond what they originally thought possible. By allowing us to view homelessness through the lens of ballet, Lift focuses on the uplifting change that is possible for a person as well as a community. Conversation with Steven Melendez, Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet, and Adam Weinert, Kaatsbaan Artistic Associate, follows the screening. Runtime: 87 minutes.