Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance is a documentary about famed Joffrey Ballet. The film charts its creation in 1956 by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, and the hard times it has survived over the years. There is a lot of love and admiration for the company’s two founders, and previous students/performers describe just how much passion the two had for their art form. While the film is interesting at times, it loses steam after about the first half-hour. It looks more like something that was made for TV than a doc created for a theatrical release; in fact, this topic may have been better served by a 45-minute TV piece. However, those who are passionate about dance (ballet in particular) will probably get immense amounts of entertainment out of these 82 minutes.

Credits

Director:

  • Bob Hercules

Cast:

  • Mandy Patinkin

Producers:

  • Harold Ramis
  • Jay Alix
  • Una Jackman
  • Erica Ramis

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