Thanks to the generous legacy of long-time Woods Hole summer resident Nancy Lassalle, the Woods Hole Public Library will again celebrate her love and devotion to dance, specifically the New York City Ballet, with a series of speakers and film.
The first event will be a screening of the recent documentary “In Balanchine’s Classroom”. The film takes us back to the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through archival footage and the remembrances of his former dancers. They speak of their quest to fulfill the vision of his genius. Filled with never-before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today. This is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process.
The director of this striking film, Connie Hochman will be at the event to speak briefly and answer questions. The film was released in 2021 and runs for 88 minutes.