Tag Archives: Ellen Bar

BALLET 422 – In Theatres this February

The documentary BALLET 422 is set for theatrical release on February 6th, 2015 from Magnolia Pictures. Directed by Jody Lee Lipes and produced by Ellen Bar and Anna Rose Holmer, BALLET 422 takes the viewer backstage at New York City Ballet as dancer … Continue reading

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Opus Jazz on the High Line

One year ago, I visited the set of NY Export: Opus Jazz, the film adaptation of Jerome Robbins’s 1958 “ballet in sneakers”.  Last March, the film made its NYC premiere and then debuted on PBS’s Great Performances for audiences everywhere … Continue reading

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New York City Ballet’s Balanchine Opening

New York City Ballet in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, photo by Paul Kolnik In 1948, New York City Ballet performed George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco at the company’s first performance.  This past Sunday afternoon, it was a fitting opening to … Continue reading

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“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 … Continue reading

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On the Set of Opus Jazz: The Film

photos by Yaniv Schulman Last week, I had the privilege of visiting the set of Opus Jazz: The Film, which recently resumed and completed filming after shooting the third section, “Passage for Two”, on the High Line about two years … Continue reading

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