Steven Caras: See Them Dance

Steven Caras: See Them Dance

Sun, 12/30/2012 - 3:30pm

Image: Steven Caras

Image credit: Courtesy of Steven Caras

Explore the life and career of Steven Caras, the former New York City Ballet member and world-famous dance photographer in Steven Caras: See Them Dance, airing Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11). Caras shares intimate details and revelations from his career that help the viewer understand the physical and emotional hurdles of professional dancing, along with the profound artistry and creativity in the industry.

Before establishing himself as the world’s premiere dance photographer, Caras spent his childhood as the youngest male dancer for the New York City Ballet. A difficult and costly experience, Caras persevered through the challenges of mentorship under legendary choreographer George Balanchine. From this experience, Caras worked his way to success as a dance photographer through his understanding of ballet. Through the mosaic of his breathtaking prints, Caras reveals much of the ballet dancer's world onstage and in rehearsal throughout the film, in tandem with compelling interviews with numerous dance icons, including Jacques d'Amboise, Patricia McBride, Mia Michaels, Kay Mazzo, Peter Martins, Allegra Kent, Sean Lavery, Elizabeth Streb, Gary Chryst, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux and Virginia Johnson among many others.

Steven Caras: See Them Dance is a film by Deborah Novak and John Witek, produced by Eight, Arizona PBS.




Gasp! What a gem of a program, what a treasure, as was noted, of an 'archive.' Thank you so much!