9/11: An American Moment


The Central Florida Ballet will commemorate the 15th Anniversary attack on the World Trade Center with its’ stirring performance entitled “9/11 An American Moment” - to be held at Northland, A Church Distributed on Sunday, September 11th at 2:00pm. Created in 2006, “9/11 An American Moment” is an original production capturing the poignancy of tested and proven American patriotism; her courage, faith, resolve and pride in response to the World Trade Center attack. 

The performance is a tribute to the victims of 9/11 and to the first responders, armed forces, fire fighters, and law enforcement officers who risk their lives daily to protect our country.

During the hour performance various types of dance are featured that take you through a storyline of scenes describing the before, during, and after the attack. It gets “very real” with the inclusion of news-broadcast sound bites and a depiction of a child praying on the loss of her father after the disaster.

“With the recent Pulse tragedy, this performance has an even greater impact on our community." says Vasile Petrutiu, Founder and Executive Director of the Central Florida Ballet.

"We hope to use this performance to continue uniting our community and a portion of proceeds will benefit the One Orlando Fund. We are also giving veterans, first responders, and family members of a Pulse/9-11 victim or survivor a free ticket."

Audience favorite, Israel Rodriguez, will be featured among a cast of local talent.

Tickets are $20 standard viewing area, $30 prime viewing area, or $50 VIP Area Donation (tax-deductible). Tickets can be purchased online at www.centralfloridaballet.com or be made by calling the Central Florida Ballet – Box Office at 407.849.9948.

Fast Fact: CFB's "9/11 An American Moment" production received national recognition in 2007 by the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. The Honorable Tom Feeney recognized Central Florida Ballet as “the only company in the Nation to have choreographed a ballet based on this fateful day.”

About the Central Florida Ballet: Innovative ballet productions, educational programs, and international partnerships are the keystones of the Central Florida Ballet with glowing recognition from ABC News, CNN, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and the U.S. House of Representatives. The Central Florida Ballet is a not-for-profit organization.