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Joffrey Doc Opens in Limited Release

Basically, the Joffrey Ballet created a new type of dance in 1967. The company’s Astarte was scored by a rock band and featured backing dancers in unitards and a light show, and at the end, Robert Joffrey walked out the door of the theater and onto 56th St. That was forty-five years ago. People must have gone mad. Like most revolutions, though, it was a lot more fun to watch than to participate in: dancer Dermot Burke says, “Those of us who were in it were just tired, sore and hungry.” (This is why you should never, never trust advertising.) Bob Hercules’ new documentary Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance has the full story, and is opening today in limited release. Check your local listings, hipsters. (FULL ARTICLE: Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post)