Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Director Bob Hercules
Genre Documentary
Runtime 82 minutes
Supplier Mr. A. Documentary, LLC
Festivals/Awards San Francisco Dance Film Festival Official Selection 2012
Release Date In theatres on June 22, 2012


The full story of this groundbreaking dance company, from their founding in 1956 to the present. The Joffrey is considered the first truly 'American' ballet company and was the first to perform at the White House and the first company to be featured on the cover of Time Magazine. Narrated by Mandy Patinkin, the film shows how the Joffrey transformed American dance by combining modern dance with classical ballet and by working with cutting edge choreographers like Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and others. Features famed former Joffrey stars Kevin McKenzie, Gary Chryst, Helgi Tomasson, Trinette Singleton and Adam Sklute.

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Cast & Credits

Narrator Mandy Patinkin
Robert Joffrey
Gerald Arpino
Kevin McKenzie
Gary Chryst
Helgi Tomasson
Trinette Singleton
Adam Sklute

Press & Articles

“Joffrey Ballet documentary honors the revolution that was choreographed” - The Washington Post

“The Art of Making Art” - Stage and Cinema

“The Joffrey legacy, now on celluloid ” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Celebrating the Joffrey Ballet” - Huffington Post

“World premiere of 'Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance' ” - Examiner

“Hosannas and hallelujahs for the new documentary on the Joffrey Ballet” - Dance Magazine

“'Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance' Review” - Dance Channel TV

“'Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance' Review” -

“Motion pictures: Dance on Camera Festival celebrates 40 years” - The Star-Ledger

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

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Oct.5-8, 2012 Ottawa, ON Bytowne Cinema

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