If you didn't get a chance to check out "NY Export: Opus Jazz" when it debuted on PBS in March, you will have the chance to see a special screening on the High Line this fall. In the meantime, there will two screenings in the New York City area next week.
"NY Export: Opus Jazz" is an amazing cinematic interpretation of a ballet choreographed in 1958 by Jerome Robbins. The film, which was created, produced, and danced by members of the New York City Ballet, includes a stunning sequence on the High Line at the West Side Rail Yards. Titled "Passage for Two," the scene features dramatic shots of the dancers silouhetted against a sky that the New York Times called "ravishing."
Monday, May 24 — 7:00 PM
BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Avenue (Brooklyn)
Screening follows with a Q&A with creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi and other New York City Ballet dancers and cast members.
Wednesday, May 26 — 8:00 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center (Jerome Robbins Theater)
450 West 37th Street (Manhattan)
Screening follows with a Q&A with New York City Ballet dancer and creator Ellen Bar.