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NY Export: Opus Jazz to Primiere on PBS

UNCG MFA alum, Vince Gonzalez has recently had the opportunity to work with the prestigious NYC Ballet on an exciting film ” NY Export: Opus Jazz .”  This film takes legendary Director/Choreographer Jerome Robbins’ (West Side Story, King and I, Fiddler on the Roof…) stage production about disaffected urban youth off the stage and on to the dark, alluring, and vibrant streets of New York City.

With an evocative soundtrack, the film mixes elements of jazz, ballet, and ballroom dancing with Latin, and African rhythms to create a powerfully expressive visual experience.  The film, fresh from it’s premiere at the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival will screen nationwide this Wednesday night 3/24 @8P during Great Performances: Dance in America on PBS.
For more information, please visit the following links:

Visit PBS’s site:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/ episodes/dance-in-america-ny- export-opus-jazz/about-the- film/924/
Visit the film’s site:
http://opusjazz.com/
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Written by uncgmst

March 23, 2010 at 4:33 pm

Posted in Alumni News

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