About the film
Accent on the Offbeat
Release Date: January 01, 0001
|Director||:||Albert Maysles, Susan Froemke, Deborah Dickson|
Accent on the Offbeat is a cinema vérité film about the creation and premiere of the ballet Jazz (Six Syncopated Movements), composed by trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet. A focus of the film is the remarkable contrast - in background, temperament, style and creative approach - between Martins and Marsalis as they unite the disparate worlds of ballet and jazz.