A night at the ballet, in time for ‘Nutcracker’ season
Hamrick's Live Arts Global company is producing A Night at the Ballet, a free streaming event that premieres this week. They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. The result is “A Night at the Ballet,” a free streaming event that premieres Thursday and was produced by Live Arts Global, founded by Hamrick and her partners, Christine Shevchenko (a principal dancer at ABT) and Joanna DeFelice. AP: What gave you the idea for “A Night at the Ballet”? But that was really just the dancers, and we thought, how can we help everybody in this live arts world?
Tiler Peck missed dancing onstage. She went and found one.
This Sept. 24, 2020 photo released by CLI Studios, Inc. shows ballet dancer Tiler Peck during a portrait session. The first installment stars Peck along with famed Memphis “jookin” dancer Lil Buck, Broadway singer Sierra Boggess, ballet dancer Brooklyn Mack, and the female tap-dancing band Syncopated Ladies. Noted ballet and Broadway choreographer Christopher Wheeldon contributes a world premiere, choreographed via Zoom, with Peck dancing to vocals by Boggess. PECK: I’m not the kind of person that likes to sit around. So even when we do go back, I don’t know if those people would feel comfortable being in seats.