A documentary by Bob Hercules
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company.
Narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones: A Good Man), the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores.
The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards.
Plus, a live, interactive panel/q&a with talent from the Joffrey.
- Sasha Anawalt, author of The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company.
- Trinette Singleton, one of original dancers of The Joffrey Ballet, who appeared on Time Magazine’s cover in 1968 for the rock ballet Astarte;
- Ashley C. Wheater, Current Artistic Director of the Joffrey;
- Christian Holder, former Joffrey principal.
|Not Rated.||Running Time|
Approx 90 min
Ticket Price: $5
|Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance||Saturday, January 28, 2012, 1:30 pm|