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NY Export: Opus Jazz

Film adaptation of Jerome Robbins's 1958 ballet about the lives of disaffected urban youth, shot in visually dynamic locations around New York and set to an evocative jazz score.

In 1958, Jerome Robbins's 'ballet in sneakers', Opus Jazz, became an instant smash hit. Now the work comes full circle in a vibrant new film adaptation, conceived by New York City Ballet soloists Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi. Shot in visually dynamic locations around New York City and set to an evocative jazz score, the ballet follows the daily lives of disaffected urban youth. Blending jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms, it is a masterpiece of dance, with a powerfully expressive, sexy and contemporary style.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 4 Jul 2011 01:55

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