Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance takes a look at the Joffrey Ballet, the groundbreaking cultural treasure known as the first truly American dance company. Narrated by Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Mandy Patinkin and directed by Bob Hercules (Bill T. Jones: A Good Man), the film documents how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, combining art with social statement and setting ballets to pop and rock music scores. The film features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards.
This event will also include an interactive post-screening Q&A featuring a panel of talent past and present from the Joffrey, to be webcast LIVE into participating theatres. If you attend a screening you can submit questions and comments in real time to the panelists through Twitter using the hashtag #JoffreyMovie.