Jock Soto


  • Jock Soto’s journey from a hardscrabble childhood on an Indian reservation to stardom as the principal dancer in the New York City Ballet is the stuff of telenovelas. A documentary capturing his remarkable story, WATER FLOWING TOGETHER, will air part of PBS’ Independent Lens series.

    New York Daily News
  • [Cates] captured his determination, ambivalence and occasional despair as he prepared to let go of his identity as star of one of the world's most prominent ballet companies.

    Indian Country Today
  • More than a simple biopic, the film offers an enlightening portrait of an artist through the eyes of his parents, colleagues, and partners. Soto and Cates hope the film will help open doors for young people and enlighten others--about sexuality and ballet.

    The Advocate
  • ... [A] remarkable documentary is on tonight's Independent Lens. Gwendolen Cates' WATER FLOWING TOGETHER looks back at the remarkable career of New York City Ballet principal Jack Soto, a dancer of Navajo and Puerto Rican roots.

    Hartford Courant
  • Mr. Soto, who retired in 2005, has a more interesting story than most, and it is at least partly told in WATER FLOWING TOGETHER, a documentary by Gwendolen Cates and narrated by Terrence Howard, on PBS’s Independent Lens ...

    New York Times
  • WATER FLOWING TOGETHER is a fascinating, profile of the half-Navajo, half-Puerto Rican dancer who joined the New York City Ballet as a teen and retired at 40 after a long career.

    The Oklahoman
  • Here is a warm retirement portrait of a quiet man who expresses himself brilliantly through movement.

    Gannett News Service