Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance (2012)

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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. -- (C) Official Site
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Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts
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Critic Reviews for Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

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Always informative yet never remotely original. The story gets told, we learn something, class dismissed.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Globe and Mail
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Talk about a slow dance.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Toronto Star
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"Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance" is an exhilarating piece of dance history...

May 31, 2012
Seattle Times
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Dance films like Wim Wenders's innovative, kinetic "Pina" have now set a high barre, and by comparison the traditional talking-head style of this documentary seems primed for showings on public television.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
New York Times
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A deeply archived and circumspect history of the Joffrey dance company, Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance does a perfect white swan but has trouble developing much of a personality.

Full Review… | April 24, 2012
Village Voice
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There's a lot of valuable information here, but for all the archival footage on view, dance is rarely allowed to make its effect.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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