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Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance [Source: Amazon]

The documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of a great American ballet company:

“From their founding in 1956 to the present. The Joffrey is considered the first truly ‘American’ ballet company and was the first to perform at the White House and the first company to be featured on the cover of Time Magazine.”

“Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, the film shows how the Joffrey transformed American dance by combining modern dance with classical ballet and by working with cutting edge choreographers like Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and others. Features famed former Joffrey stars Kevin McKenzie, Gary Chryst, Helgi Tomasson, Trinette Singleton and Adam Sklute.”

The DVD will be released in June but the film is currently on tour and opens this Friday, April 27, in New York.

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance [Source: Joffrey Movie]

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance open Friday for a one week run at Cinema Village.

The opening weekend will include special appearances by Joffrey alumni who will participate in discussions after the screening:

April 27 will feature Francesca Corkle and Denise Jackson.
April 28 will feature Margo Sappington.
April 29 will be moderated by Dance Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Wendy Perron, who will be joined by Margo Sappington, Suzanne Hammons-Daone, Nicole Duffy Robertson and Davis Robertson.

Please see the official movie site for additional background, multimedia materials and upcoming screenings.

Available at Amazon: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance