Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Film: NY Export: Opus Jazz
In 1958, Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers,” NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score and abstract urban backdrops, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth that blended ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms to create a powerfully expressive, sexy and contemporary style. Q&A with Producers and Director/Cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes.
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