IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM
Directed by Connie Hochman
A film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process, IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years(1960’s-1970’s) of the great choreographer and teacher, George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet. Through the recollections of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of genius, this documentary, directed by Connie Hochman, reveals what transpired in Balanchine’s classroom. Opening the door to his studio, his private laboratory, former dancers reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: What was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated? Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, plus interviews with his most adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him. This film will thrill anyone interested in the intensity of the master- disciple relationship and all who love dance, music and the creative process.
Our guest speaker is Director/Producer Connie Hochman and the Q&A will be moderated by Tom Needham, host of The Sounds of Film, Stony Brook University,WUSB Radio.
Tickets $10 or buy a discounted pass for the entire fall series at: portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/ticketsvenues
We are still cognizant of COVID and will follow all Covid guidelines at time of each screening. Theatre Three has upgraded their ventilation system and has ample seating to maintain social distancing (see new Theatre Three Covid-19 Policy below).
*WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THE NEW THEATRE THREE COVID-19 POLICY BELOW UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases and our ever-changing public health safety environment, THEATRE THREE is implementing the following protocols.
As of August 11, 2021:
All THEATRE THREE patrons must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
As of September 1, 2021:
In addition to the above mask requirement, all THEATRE THREE patrons (ages 12 and over) must be fully vaccinated* with an FDA-authorized vaccine to attend performances. Therefore, all patrons entering the theater must show a Vaccination Card or Excelsior Pass along with a valid ID.
Children under the age of 12 may attend performances with a fully vaccinated adult as long as the children wear masks throughout their time at the theater.
Please understand these protocols are for the safety and health of our patrons, employees, and community. Again, we thank you in advance for your cooperation.
*“Fully vaccinated” means the performance date you are attending must be:
at least 14 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
at least 14 days after your single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
Theatre Three’s COVID-19 protocols remain subject to change. Any policy adjustments will be found on our website and social media as well as communicated to ticket holders in advance of their performance.