National broadcast Dec 28, 2012 at 9pmET, PBS American Masters" —
For anyone interested in contemporary dance and the vagaries of having an arts organization since the Seventies, Bob Hercules’ doc is a must see" — Point of View Magazine Toronto
Whether a dance fan or not, this film will definitely convince you to part with your hard earned money for a chance to watch the dancers in performance" — CinemaEye Toronto
Now available on iTunes and Amazon" —
Sheds perspective on today’s dance world through the lens of Joffrey’s pioneering vision. A film not to be missed" — Seattle Dances
“Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance” is an exhilarating piece of dance history" — Seattle Times
It’s a story about American ballet, but also a story about daring people who gleefully threw themselves into the whirlwinds of controversy." — The Stranger (Seattle)
Scintillating with edgy, raw, passionate energy…The film reveals a legacy of gutsy change and innovation." — NOVU Newsweekly Indianapolis
A story that needs to be told" — Slant Magazine
An important piece of not only the company’s history, but also of dance history…the heritage of dance deserves it." — New York Times
A bountiful feast for true dance lovers, as well as a thrillingly human story of artistic endeavor for everyone to savor." — David Noh,Film Journal International
A deeply archived and circumspect history of the Joffrey dance company…a perfect white swan …(with) marvelous footage of the early ballets" — Village Voice
A long-overdue tribute to Robert Joffrey and his vibrant company, the Joffrey Ballet." — The New Yorker
All the angst and elation is brilliantly captured in the film through the people who were there at the time." — Berkshire on Stage
Entertaining and enlightening and sure to please lovers of dance" — Detroit News
Ballet fans will want to get their hands on a copy of Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, a thrilling new documentary." — Huffington Post
A compelling tale well told, blessed with emotionally generous characters and infused with joy, suspense, tragedy and redemption." — Speaking of Dance
The story of the Joffrey Ballet – a thrilling, touching and turbulent account – must be seen." — Stage and Cinema
For dance fans, this is a movie well-worth watching" — Examiner.com
A marvelous celebration of dance" — GoPride.com
Hosannas and hallelujahs for the new documentary on the Joffrey Ballet." — Dance Magazine
It has only been within the last 3 months that I have regularly started reading blogs devoted to ballet and dance having left that world on a daily basis some time ago. I was shocked to find that there are so many! And such activity on Twitter as well using the hashtag #ballet. People share the greatest stories, photos, news and videos on these tools, but maybe some of you don’t know how to use them so I will explain RSS feeds. I will move into Twitter and Facebook at a later date.
I was inspired to write this post by the wonderful Nichelle Strzepek over at Dance Advantage who explained how one could set up their own ballet news “magazine” with all of the latest stories without having their email inbox cluttered with newsletters. This works especially well if Google is your main search engine. Her post is from a few years ago and Google has redesigned their layout since then. Here is the most current news.
RSS feeds are a way for publications or bloggers to easily share what they write by distributing it through whatever online method you choose to read it. You can purposely choose to have it delivered via email, but for this post we’ll focus on keeping the feed in an online location.
1)Note the website address or URL of the RSS feed you wish to subscribe to.
you will go to a page with a lot of data on it. Copy the URL from the Address field of your browser to the clipboard, as this is what you will use to identify the publication you wish to subscribe to. An example would be www.joffreymovie.com/feed
2)Set Up a Google Personalized Homepage if you don’t already have one, or log in to yours if you do.
3)Click on the gear icon in the right corner of the page, and pull down the menu. Find iGoogle. A list of content options to add to your homepage should appear.
4)Click on the Add Gadgets button on the upper left hand side.
5)Scroll to the bottom of that page and find where it says Add feed or gadget and click
6)Fill in the URL box of the site feed you want to keep track of and it will tell you if it is accepted.
7)Go back to the iGoogle homepage, which you can set as your default page any time you access Google, and you will see a box with latest 3 posts from that blog or site you just added. This gives you a quick scan on what is happening with your favorite sites without having to bookmark them and remembering to check in regularly. As you fill the page with more and more sites, you can rearrange the information boxes in order of personal priority by scrolling over the box until it gives an all arrows symbol and then click and drag the box into position.
If using Google Reader is more to your liking, you can add feeds right to that section of your Google account. It is accessible when you want to read it by pulling down the menu on your Gmail account or Google Plus account under the word More. Adding a feed to Google Reader requires subscribing to the blog in question. Here’s how to add a subscription to Google Reader, even if the blog in question does not feature an orange “subscribe” button.
1)Go to the Google homepage and choose the word More in the upper page navigation and scroll down to the word Reader
2)Click the red box that says Subscribe and a URL box pops up. Enter in the URL you want to subscribe to. You don’t even have to type in the word “feed” at the end of the URL. If you need to look it up, simply open a new tab by clicking the + sign in the upper right of the screen and then type in a search term to find the site you need. Right click the URL box and choose Copy to copy the URL address and then go back to the Reader tab you left open and right click again and choose Paste and paste it into the URL box and click Add.
3)The feed will automatically pop up in your Google Reader page. You can rearrange subscriptions listed in the left column by clicking on the name and dragging them into position.
If the blog you want to add does have the orange RSS box, click that on the site and choose Google Reader option from the list that comes up as you preferred location.
Here is a list of some blogs you may want to check out
We welcome more blog suggestions, just leave the names in the comment section.
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