Little Cinema to Debut New Joffrey Ballet Documentary, Simulcast and Discussion [Berkshire on Stage]

The Joffrey Ballet's Don Quixote (photo by Bob Nick)
The Joffrey Ballet's Don Quixote (photo by Bob Nick)

Pittsfield’s Little Cinema at the Berkshire Museum will play host to the world premiere of Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance on Saturday, January 28 at 1:30 pm. It is one of only two Massachusetts theatres to be included in this fascinating event.

As a member of the Boston Ballet staff in the 1970′s, I was continually surprised when our most promising young dancers would suddenly announce they were leaving for the Joffrey Company. His dance scouts consistently covered the region looking for the cream of the upcoming crop, and his company grew mightily as a result. The ups and downs of Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino are well documented in the film, including this riveting tale from Suzanne Hammons Daone, who was with the company starting in 1959.

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