A notice from the Henry Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts To Host World Premiere of STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE February 24, 2011
Documentary About Ballet Dancer/Photographer Will Begin Airing on Public TV Stations in March
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host the world premiere of the new public TV documentary STEVEN CARAS: SEE THEM DANCE on February 24. . . the film concerns the life and work of Mr. Caras, a former New York City Ballet dancer, who transformed his career to become one of the world's most renowned dance photographers.
It is directed by Deborah Novak, and talks about the 1950s,
when men did not readily pursue a career in ballet without escaping unscathed. In spite of the bullying he endured, Caras persevered, receiving full scholarships to the Joffrey School and the School of American Ballet in New York City. At 18, with only three years of training, he was personally invited by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine* to join his company, the New York City Ballet.
Even while still dancing Steven began a second career as a photographer, and much of that career is shown in the film.
Both director Novak and Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic and author of All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine, will engage in a conversation with Mr. Caras onstage at the Kravis Center's world premiere of the documentary on February 24.