Dance in America


San Francisco Ballet makes the beloved Nutcracker its own, resetting it during the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exhibition and introducing Dance in America viewers to the dazzling Maria Kochetkova and Davit Karapetyan. Recorded in December 2007 by KQED Public Television to help commemorate the company’s 75th anniversary, the work is choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi […]

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Improvisations, Movement #3

Set in a school gymnasium, the ensemble of Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz performs the third movement of the ballet, “Improvisations, Movement #3.”

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Watch “Passage For Two”

“Passage for Two” is the fourth movement in NY Export: Opus Jazz, featuring the choreography of Jerome Robbins and music by Robert Prince. This excerpt was shot in June 2007 before the opening of the new High Line park in New York City, when the former elevated railway was overgrown with wild weeds and grass. […]

Dance In America: NY Export: Opus Jazz

Image Gallery

Get an early look at the production of Jerome Robbins’ NY Export: Opus Jazz with these production stills and behind the scenes images.

About the Film

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. Set to an evocative jazz score by Robert Prince and abstract urban backdrops by Ben Shahn, the dance told the story of disaffected urban youth through […]

Production Credits

Television Credits Dance in America SAN FRANCISCO BALLET NUTCRACKER Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: ©Helgi Tomasson Scenic Design:  Michael Yeargan Costume Design: Martin Pakledinaz Lighting Design:  James F. Ingalls Projection Design:  Wendall K. Harrington Conductor: Martin West Closing credit crawl: Director  (CARD) MATTHEW DIAMOND Producer  (CARD) JUDY FLANNERY Host (CARD) KRISTI YAMAGUCHI Lighting Director ALAN […]