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.

2 comments:

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!