Wendy Whelan to Perform for International Day of Peace in NYC

Wendy Whelan and Craig Hall in After the Rain

Yesssss After the Rain. There can never be enough of that heart-wrenching Christopher Wheeldon ballet. And for those of you lucky enough to be in New York City this weekend, you’ll have a chance to see it live, for free, performed by none other than the soon-to-retire Wendy Whelan, with New York City Ballet soloist Craig Hall.

The pair will present the piece September 21 at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza as part of an International Day of Peace celebration. Buddhist organization Shinnyo-en will host the event, called Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace. The public is invited to share and celebrate peace through live music, dance and floating paper lanterns on the Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool. Students from The Juilliard School and trumpet player Alphonso Horne will also perform.

Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy NYCB

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