Season 26, Episode 8 Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance

First Aired: December 28, 2012

A history of the Joffrey Ballet, which was founded in 1956 by Robert Joffrey (1930-88) and Gerald Arpino (1923-2008), featuring archival footage; and interviews with past and present dancers. Included: excerpts from the company's signature works, including "Astarte," "Trinity" and "Billboards," and collaborations with such choreographers as Kurt Jooss ("The Green Table"), Leonide Massine ("Parade"), Twyla Tharp ("As Time Goes By"), Laura Dean ("Night") and Margo Sappington ("Face Dances").

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  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)

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