VenueWalter Reade Theater
Q&A with Tiler Peck and director Steven Cantor
Ballet Now provides a rare, unfiltered glimpse into the world of ballet and what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind dance extravaganza. Featuring New York City Ballet’s Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck—the first ever woman to be asked to curate the L.A. Music Center’s famed BalletNOW™ program—and a diverse cast of world-class dancers from around the globe, the film follows Tiler as she tries to execute her groundbreaking vision of mashing together tap, hip-hop, ballet and even clown artistry. With less than a week to pull it all off, Tiler faces the mounting pressures of not only dancing in multiple pieces but also producing and directing this high-profile event. The success of the performances rests squarely on her shoulders. Will she pull it off? The film is produced by Elisabeth Moss, Paul G. Allen, Vulcan Productions, and Stick Figure Studios. A Hulu Documentary. New York Premiere
Makers Who Inspire: Lauren Lovette
Henry Thong, Australia, 2018, 7m
As a principal dancer at one of the world’s most elite dance institutions and one of the only female choreographers to establish a significant presence at a major ballet company, New York City Ballet’s Lauren Lovette discusses her creative process, her love for her art, and what inspires her as a choreographer.