Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Setting my DVR to dance

What mazel!

On Sunday, I saw a classic example of Jerome Robbins' choreography in Fiddler on the Roof and now he's the subject of a documentary on PBS airing Wednesday as part of the American Masters series. It's also being released on DVD on March 31.

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About
is narrated by Ron Rifkin (Uncle Saul on ABC's Brothers and Sisters).

"I think most Broadway choreographers would tell you they owe a debt to Robbins," says producer/director Judy Kinberg. "He was instrumental in elevating the musical to an American art form."

Set those DVRs and as always, check local listings.


SarahB said...

This is an absolutely terrific documentary.

Esther said...

Thanks, Sarah. I've got it on the DVR and I'm looking forward to watching it this weekend!