NY Export: Opus Jazz

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

Interview with Creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi

In this interview, the film’s creators Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi explain their film adaptation of Jerome Robbins famous, but seldom performed, 1958 ballet about being young in New York City. The interview was conducted for the NY Export: Opus Jazz premiere at SXSW 2010 on Saturday, March 13. The film airs nationally for GREAT […]

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 […]