|Sunday, Jun 23, 2013 - 12:00 AM
"Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz"
The five movements of the jazz score by Robert Prince blend ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms. Now this Jerome Robbins 1958 "ballet in sneakers" takes to the streets with New York City Ballet principal dancers Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi, filmed on locations all over the five boroughs of New York City. The 16 emblematic characters are city kids drawn together by their youth, energy and hunger for life, but this Opus Jazz takes them out of the 1950s and into today. G