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|Accent on the Off Beat / Wynton Marsalis Peter Martins New York City Ballet Albert Maysles|
Actors: Peter Martins, Wynton Marsalis, New York City Ballet
Directors: Albert Maysles, Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
A film by Deborah Dickson, Susan Froemke, Peter Gelb, Albert Maysles. Filmed by Albert MayslesAccent on the Offbeat is a cinema vérité film about the creation and premiere of the ballet Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements), com... more »
A pleasant surprise!
Zehra T. Guvendiren | Woodstock, MD | 11/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this product because I thought it would show a Jazz-Ballet show performed by the New York Ballet Company. To my pleasant surprise, it was almost nothing of the sort. Instead, it chronicled the creative process of the entire show, from concept to execution, and culminated in the final performance of a few, select pieces on opening night.
The documentary investigated the intricacies of the merging of two different worlds: the New Orleans Jazz scene with Classical Ballet choreography. It showed the story from both viewpoints... the attempts of each to understand the other and to try to communicate effectively in a common language, which does not yet exist. Mutual respect and admiration underlined each scene. Wonderful!"