NY Export: Opus Jazz

Jun 12 - Jun 14, 2010

(Henry Joost, Jody Lee Lipes, USA, 2010, DigiBeta, 60 min)

Seattle Premiere 

Special introduction by Peter Boal (Artistic Director of Pacific NW Ballet) on June 14 at 7pm

In NY Export: Opus Jazz, the New York City Ballet takes dancing to the streets. The film is a scripted adaptation of a 1958 "ballet in sneakers" by Jerome Robbins, a companion piece to his legendary West Side Story, that tells an abstract tale of disaffected urban youth. Shot on location all over New York City on anamorphic 35mm, the film returns the original choreography to the streets that inspired it and stars an ensemble cast of dancers from the New York City Ballet. 
“This film is just about the purest, sexiest thing going in ballet.” —New York Magazine
Screens with
Airport Project (Alice Gosti, USA, 6 min) A short dance-inspired film from an upcoming Live At The Film Forum performer!  
**Peter Boal Artistic Director of Pacific Northwest Ballet will introduce 7pm screening on Monday June 14.

Special offer!  Bring your Village Theatre ticket stub for 42nd Streetand get our member discount on your ticket for Opus Jazz (just $6).
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