VenueWalter Reade Theater
Q&A with dancers Georgina Pazcoguin (featured in the film) and dancer-actress Sondra Lee
In 1958, Jerome Robbins’s “ballet in sneakers” became a hit and toured the world. In 2010, New York City Ballet dancers Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi reimagined the Robbins choreography for the screen, taking a new generation of City Ballet dancers—Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck among the group—to various locations around the city where these character-driven interludes take place. With its jazzy score and urban vibe, the film moves with the rhythms of the city that so often inspired Robbins. A brief documentary about the making of Opus Jazz will also be included in the program.