My friend Mike sent me the link to this gorgeous looking dance film "Opus Jazz" that premiered March 24 on PBS and at Lincoln Center. Described as:
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.
I'm pretty upset that I missed this. I'm hoping it shows again in a theater near me!
3 thoughts on “Opus Jazz: Jerome Robbin’s Jazzy Ballet on Film (video)”
the youtube blocks at the middle 🙁
I taped it! Do you have legacy technology (a VCR)? If so I’m happy to pass the tape along. It aired again on PBS on Sunday, but doesn’t seem like it’ll be re-airing again after that. Or you could wait for someone to (inevitably) upload it 🙂
I might have access to one, thanks!