Synopsis: In 1958, Jerome Robbins’ “ballet in sneakers,” NY Export: Opus Jazz, became a smash hit when it was broadcast on The Ed Sullivan Show and toured around the world. Now, the work comes full circle in this vibrant scripted film adaptation, the first film to return Jerome Robbins' choreography to the city that inspired it since the movie version of West Side Story. Shot on location in New York City and featuring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz re-imagines the original ballet for a whole new generation.
Director: Henry Joost, Jody Lee Lipes
Cast: New York City Ballet Dancers
Festivals: SXSW 2010 (Audience Award Winner), Sarasota, Atlanta, Independent Film Festival of Boston, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Northside Festival & New Zealand International Film Festival