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Season 37, Episode 11 Dance in America: 'NY Export: Opus Jazz'

First Aired: March 24, 2010

A film adaptation of "NY Export: Opus Jazz," Jerome Robbins' 1958 "ballet in sneakers" about disaffected urban youth, featuring 18 New York City Ballet dancers performing in street clothes throughout the Big Apple to the original Robert Prince score. Also: a documentary about "Opus Jazz" and Robbins that features choreographer (and original "West Side Story" dancer) Eliot Feld, original "Opus" dancer Sondra Lee and Robbins' friends and colleagues.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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