Joffery: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)

Joffery: Mavericks of American Dance was released on DVD on June 12, 2012
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Co-founded in 1956 by visionary teacher Robert Joffrey and dancer Gerald Arpino, The Joffrey Ballet began as a DIY company of six dancers touring the United States in a borrowed station wagon but quickly grew into one of the world’s most exciting and prominent ballet companies.

Weaving a wealth of rare archival footage and photographs along with new interviews with Joffrey star dancers and dance commentators, JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE chronicles the full story of the company, from their founding in 1956 to the present. The film describes how the Joffrey repeatedly resurrected itself after devastating financial and artistic setbacks and how the company introduced cutting-edge choreographers such as Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington to a larger audience. Featuring excerpts from Joffrey’s seminal works Astarte, Trinity and Billboards and their breakthrough collaborations with choreographers Kurt Jooss (The Green Table) and Leonide Massine (Parade).

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US DVD Release Date June 12, 2012
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

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Run time 82 min
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date June 12, 2012
Actors Sasha Anawalt, Gerald Arpino, Charthel Arthur, Dermot Burke, fabrice Calmels, Gary Chryst, Diane Consoer
Directed by Bob Hercules
Studio New Video
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Genre(s) Documentary, Performing Arts
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