Surfer, Meet Dancer
Quiksilver just released a quirky new series of short films called “The Water Dancer.” In each of the three vignettes, brand ambasador and surf champion Stephanie Gilmore meets a professional dancer—site-specific choreographer Noemie LaFrance, break dancer Casandra “Defy” Rivera and New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck. The women share their passions and find similarities between the commitment, energy and grace needed in their respective professions. Each episode offers inspiration and celebrates female strength.
Peck, filmed in the NYCB studios in Lincoln Center, explains to Gilmore how when she performs, she wants it to feel like the audience is just “sneaking in on private rehearsal.” And, she adds that in ballet, just like in surfing, “you’re never going to be the best, but you can always reach to be better.”
Check each of the three films out here.