Thursday, April 28, 2011

ny export: opus jazz

talk about awesome!
in 1958, the innovative choreographer/director jerome robbins (west side story) created ny export: opus jazz, ("ballet in sneakers"). after performing in a revival of the ballet in 2005, two new york city ballet members found that the dance still spoke about today's urban youth and decided to create a film adaption. the film is short, only 45 minutes, and oozes with that perfect blend of ballet, jazz and contemporary dance that makes you wish you were in the corps. "why the heck didn't i continue dance past the age of 6!!!" biggest. regret. in. life.

check it out!!

some great info on the history of the dance can be found here

1 comment:

  1. couldn't agree more. biggest regret in life! this looks awesome.