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An American Ballet Story: Screening and Conversation

April 20, 6 pm8 pm.
L-R Linda Strickler, Rebekah Harkness, Unknown Dancer), Harper’s BAZAAR November 1966_Web Size

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.

Event is free for the public.

Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th) New York, NY 10023


40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th St and Columbus Ave)
New York, New York United States