Examines the life of the controversial master of the Broadway musical and ballet choreographer Jerome Robbins. Features excerpts from Robbins' work, including never-before-seen rehearsal footage, and interviews with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, Suzanne Farrell, Arthur Laurents, Peter Martins, Frank Rich, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harrick, Joseph Stein, and others.
"A Dancer's World" takes the viewer inside a rehearsal session of Martha Graham's dance company, "Night journey" is a retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Oedipus, and "Appalachian Spring" is the story of a young pioneer couple set to the music of Aaron Copland.
Acclaimed Baroque dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess demonstrates and performs Baroque dance techniques. Included are descriptions of the dances found in music and dance writings from the period; most notably specific choreographies preserved in 18th century dance notation.