September 11, 2001, when a series of deadly terrorist attacks shook the nation, was one of the most painful days in American history. We all have different ways of commemorating the anniversary of 9/11, but one of the most moving tributes is New York City Ballet's "New Beginnings" dance film.
Released on September 12, 2013 (12 years after the attacks), "New Beginnings" honors the resilience of a city that endured great tragedy. Shot in the early morning hours, it features principal dancers Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour performing the tender pas de deux from Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain. With the New York City skyline in the background, and One World Trade Center as a focal point, the poignant performance reminds us of our humanity and helps us to "never forget."