“NY Export: Opus Jazz” Airs on PBS

Last fall I visited the set of NY Export: Opus Jazz, the film adaptation of Jerome Robbins’ 1958 “ballet in sneakers” of the same name, where the dancers and creative team were busy shooting the final scenes of the film at an old movie theater in Jersey City.  After months of editing and years of planning and fundraising, the film has finally come to fruition.  This past week NY Export: Opus Jazz premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the category of Emerging Visions.  Tomorrow night, March 24th, audiences everywhere will be able to watch NY Export: Opus Jazz when it makes its television premiere on PBS’s Great Performances as part of the Dance in America series.  In the below trailer creative and executive producers Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi, both soloists at New York City Ballet (NYCB), talk about their vision for the film, which was shot on location around New York City and features NYCB dancers, Robbins’ original choreography, and Robert Prince’s jazzy score.  Check your local listings to find out when it airs near you.

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1 Response to “NY Export: Opus Jazz” Airs on PBS

  1. Pingback: Opus Jazz on the High Line « Dancing Perfectly Free

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