Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Doc at Symphony Space
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Set against the vibrant, manic backdrop of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival, Black Orpheus is a tragic love story retelling the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. Winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, this beautifully photographed movie, with a lively soundtrack that includes the work of Antonio Carlos Jobim, helped popularize bossa nova music in the United States. This tale of star-crossed lovers plays at Symphony Space as part of its Classics in HD screening series. Learn More
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“A long-overdue tribute to Robert Joffrey and his vibrant company, the Joffrey Ballet.” —The New Yorker
2012. U.S. Bob Hercules. 82 min. Color. Documentary.
A modern retelling of the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet. Narrated by Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules, the film documents how The Joffrey Ballet 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.