American Masters

Trailer: Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

Preview: Season 26 Episode 8 | 2m 21s

JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE tells the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet. The film traces the company’s struggles and triumphs: from its humble beginnings in 1956, touring the United States in a borrowed station wagon, to becoming one of the world’s most exciting and prominent ballet companies.

Aired: 12/28/12

Rating: NR

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