Events

February 23, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Free Screening of LIFT: A Journey from Homelessness to the Ballet Stage

Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS)

In anticipation of New York Theatre Ballet’s Artistic Director, Steven Melendez’s appearance at Safe Harbour’s Night Without a Tux gala on February 24, there will be a free screening of the award-winning documentary, LIFT: A Journey from Homelessness to the Ballet Stage which features Melendez.

Join us on February 23 at 6:00 PM in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS) at 360 W Louther Street, Carlisle as Safe Harbour, the Office of the President, and Dickinson CCLA for the screening of ‘LIFT.: A Journey from Homelessness to the Ballet Stage’ Filmed over a decade, this documentary illuminates the hidden struggles of homelessness in America through the poignant journey of young ballet dancers facing home insecurity in New York City. Artistic Director Steven Melendez, a former resident of a Bronx shelter, returns to his roots to offer a New York Theatre Ballet workshop to children, only to embark on an unexpected journey of self-discovery with three young dancers. Under the direction of Oscar-nominated Director David Petersen and Executive Misty Copeland.

The event will be followed by a Q&A session with Steven Melendez to deepen the conversation surrounding the film.

Attendees are invited to bring toiletries or personal care items, benefiting the residents at Safe Harbour shelter, you may visit the current needs list by visiting safeharbour.org/support

View the trailer for LIFT: A Journey from Homelessness to the Ballet Stage by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU64wBVz7ao