Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance Doc at Symphony Space
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One of Latin America's signature dance styles gets examined from an unexpected angle in the vibrant, colorful documentary Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango. Many South American nations, including Argentina and Uruguay, have a history of slavery and tango's roots are heavily intertwined with the culture and thrillingly percussive music of those slaves who were brought over from central Africa. Part concert film, part historical account, Tango Negro is a stirring tribute to the early, uncelebrated creators of one of the world's most beloved dance forms and is loaded with beautiful scenery, music and informative interviews with tango experts and fans. 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.