Summer Screenings: Kanopy's New York Export: Opus Jazz

Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST) More Information →

This summer we will be showcasing our new video streaming database, Kanopy. Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public and academic libraries delivering one of the finest and largest collections of films in the world.  Kanopy’s collection features over 30,000 films from over 1,000 top producers, such as the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, PBS, Media Education Foundation, Stanford Executive Briefings, and more. It is free to any of our Library patrons. 

This Saturday Screening: New York Export: Opus Jazz 

In 1958, Jerome Robbins' "ballet in sneakers," NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through movement that blended ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing. Now, the work comes full circle in this vibrant scripted film adaptation, the first film to return Jerome Robbins' choreography to the city that inspired it since the movie version of West Side Story. Shot on location on New York City and featuring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz re-imagines the original ballet for a whole new generation. Along with the dance film is a documentary where dance luminaries speak to the extraordinary history of the piece, while stylized screen tests of the cast of young New York City Ballet dancers reveal the enduring significance and appeal of the ballet.

All ages