Tune in to PBS tonight for the television premiere of "NY Export: Opus Jazz", a contemporary film version of groundbreaking choreographer Jerome Robbins' 1958 ballet. The film, which was created, produced, and danced by members of the New York City Ballet, follows the young dancers to abandoned urban locations around New York City. The ballet's spectacular "Passage for Two" was shot at sunset on the High Line at the rail yards.
We were lucky enough to get a preview of the film last night and can't recommend it highly enough. This is not your typical ballet: dancers wear sneakers and street clothes, the rawness of the choreography combines perfectly with the crumbling urban settings, and the jazz score soars. This is the sexiest ballet ever.
Watch the Trailer
Read the New York Times Review
Great Performances: Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz starts at 8:00 PM tonight on Thirteen.