It's not the most Christmassy DVD, but Kultur is releasing the Joffrey Ballet's film of Kurt Jooss' The Green Table on December 17, and that is fantastic news.
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Posted 15 October 2013 - 06:25 PM
Oh excellent -- this is fabulous news. I'd be thrilled to get this for Christmas!!
Posted 16 October 2013 - 05:35 AM
I wonder if this is a copy of the Joffrey performance telecast many years ago? It featuring Philip Jerry as Death, Beatriz Rodriguez, Gary Chryst and others.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:06 AM
below is the NYPL cat. entry for the Dance in American program about THE GREEN TABLE - oddly the pianists are not credited, but the fact that soon-to-be-released video says the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, a name that post-dates the Joffrey Ballet of the '82 telecast and the fact that pianists named in Kultur's promo/credits ring no bells w/ me from the Joffrey of the '80s leads me to suppose that this is a recent filming of THE GREEEN TABLE with the current co. and not a release of the formerly telecast production, etc.
Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:43 AM
Amazon is taking pre-orders.
From what I can make out on the back cover, the ballet was filmed in 2000, directed by Thomas Grimm, produced by Jane Seymour and made by Reiner Moritz (RM) Associates.
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