Dance Collection on OVID
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—Jeff Slayton, LA Dance Chronicle
OVID is uniquely dedicated to assembling an unrivaled collection of dance films.
New to streaming today is NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ by Henry Joost & Jody Lee Lipes
With Tiler Peck, Robbie Fairchild, Georgina Pazcoguin, Brittany Pollack
Courtesy Factory 25
Shot on location in New York City and featuring an ensemble cast of New York City Ballet dancers, NY Export: Opus Jazz reimagines Jerome Robbins’s 1958 original ballet for a whole new generation.
“Austere in purpose and yet lush and expansive in execution.” —Vanity Fair
“This film is just about the purest, sexiest thing going on in ballet.” —New York Magazine
“A note-perfect adaptation.” —The Hollywood Reporter
Also new to streaming this month, ROOKIES by Thierry Demaizière & Alban Teurlai
Courtesy Distrib Films
In the heart of Paris, a prestigious high school takes a daring bet: the integration of a group of talented hip-hop dancers from working-class neighborhoods and diverse backgrounds. Rookies follows the new students over the academic year, alternating between the pressures of the classroom and the kinetic energy of the dance floor. In between, students speak frankly about the challenges they face: many come from broken families, have faced poverty, abuse, and personal loss. Through dance, they hope to break the cycle of deprivation.
“Pretty irresistible as a doc, shaking off any trappings of the form with its visual kineticism.” —Moveable Feast
“The film is visually as energizing as the art form it echoes. Upbeat and rousing… moving – and often harrowing.” —Screen Daily