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Jan 28 - Emerging Pictures screening of Joffrey docum.


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I didn't see this earlier & am posting here.

This Saturday @ 1:30pm EST. See Emerging Pictures site for details on purchasing tickets & list of theaters showing this: http://www.balletinc.../12/19/joffrey/

In the DC area, this will be shown at the West End Theater in DC, as well as the AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring, MD. From their latter's website:



Simultaneous World Premiere!

Introduction and Interactive Q&A LIVE from Lincoln Center!

The first film to chronicle the legendary Joffrey Ballet Company, JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, premieres at the Dance on Camera Festival, January 27-28, at New York's Lincoln Center, with live simulcast through Emerging Pictures' Ballet in Cinema series. The feature-length documentary takes a look at this ground-breaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company, and chronicles how the Joffrey revolutionized American ballet by daringly combining modern dance with traditional ballet technique, and setting it to pop and rock music scores. Directed by Bob Hercules (A GOOD MAN), narrated by Mandy Patinkin.

DIR/SCR/PROD Bob Hercules. US, 2011, color, 90 min. NOT RATED

Post-screening Q&A

Moderator: Sasha Anawalt, author of "The Joffrey Ballet: Robert Joffrey and the Making of an American Dance Company"

Panelists: Trinette Singleton, original Joffrey Ballet dancer who appeared on Time Magazine's cover in 1968 for the rock ballet "Astarte" Ashley C. Wheater, current artistic director of the Joffrey Ballet Christian Holder, former Joffrey Ballet principal dancer

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