Sooner or later, all dancers face the inevitable: the end of their performing careers and the gnawing, terrifying question of, "What's next?" Rarely has the anguish and soul-searching occasioned by this seminal transition in a dancer's life been captured, and so poignantly, as in the new documentary Water Flowing Together. Created by Gwendolen Gates, the film is an intimate account of the months leading up to New York City Ballet principal Jock Soto's 2005 retirement performance, a time fraught with both joy and anxiety as he reflects on a storied 24-year career and confronts the uncertainty of the future. Even as he keeps up a full schedule at SAB, where he has been on faculty since 1996 and now teaches boys', men's and partnering classes six days a week, Soto finds time to run a catering business with his boyfriend, Luis Fuentes (called Lucky Basset Events, after the couple's dog).
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