Saturday, January 28 at 12:30
JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE
Director: Bob Hercules
Country: USA, 2011, 90min
This event will also include a post-screening panel Q&A featuring talent from the Joffrey to be webcast LIVE into participating theatres. Your audience can submit questions and comments in real time to the panelists through Twitter.
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.