Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance tells the story of this groundbreaking cultural treasure, known as the first truly American dance company. Home Use Only. 16:9 NTSC. Region 0 DVD. Run Time 82:27 mns.
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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.
From the Press
“Hosannas and hallelujahs for the new documentary on the Joffrey Ballet. The film follows the burst of glory of the fledgling group in the ’60s, as well as the devastating blows that almost pulled the company under later on.”
– Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine
"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 Post
Bob Hercules "saturates his compelling film with the same professionalism, dedication, and love that his subject matter gave to the world of ballet. Seamlessly blending insightful interviews with archival photos and film, Hercules creates a film where the story is the thing, and the story of the Joffrey Ballet – a thrilling, touching and turbulent account – must be seen."
-Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema
“Make no mistake. Director Bob Hercules’ “Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance” is a love letter to dance and a company that heavily influenced American ballet and American dance in general.”