There has never been a film Chronicling the legendary Joffrey Ballet, Until now
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of this 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 Ballet 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.
"An important piece of not only the company’s history, but also of dance history...the heritage of dance deserves it.” - New York Times
“A colorful, fast-paced tribute to founder Joffrey and his wish to create a truly American entity: a modern-leaning ballet company.” - Sarah Kaufman, Washington PostThis beautifully designed, six panel DVD features rare excerpts from many seminal Joffrey works including Astarte, Trinity and Billboards, as well as breakthrough collaborations with choreographers Twyla Tharp (Deuce Coupe), Kurt Jooss (The Green Table) and Leonide Massine (Parade). Each purchase includes a free series of Joffrey Maverick Memory Digital Photobooks.
Specially Priced Limited Edition Packages are also available combining the World Premiere Autographed DVD, official film poster and the 50th Anniversary hardcover book the Joffrey Ballet: An American Classic. Sold separately these would cost $94.85 – but with this offer they are only $74.95
"A love letter to dance and a company that heavily influenced American ballet and American dance in general.” Examiner.comThe film features interviews with: Kevin McKenzie, Helgi Tomasson, Lar Lubovitch, Ashley C. Wheater, Gary Chryst, Trinette Singleton, Anna Kisselgoff, Adam Sklute, Christian Holder, Dermot Burke, Paul Sutherland, Francoise Martinet, Brunilda Ruiz, Jonathan Watts, Diane Consoer, Sasha Anawalt, and Hedy Weiss.