From the over-the-top antics of Fancy Free to the stylized realism of West Side Story, the discomfiting world of The Cage to the poignant humanity of Dances at a Gathering, the work of Jerome Robbins
redefined what American dance could be.
The show, conceptualized and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
and written by Arthur Laurents, premiered on Broadway in 1957.
The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), will open the state-of-the-art Jerome Robbins
Theater in early 2010, a newly renovated venue within the building that houses the Center's existing facility at 450 W.
Having sold out recently in Paris, Tokyo and Beijing, fifty years after the original Broadway classic, Joey McKneely, former assistant to the show's original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins
, directs and choreographs the re-staged production.
Still, for his first Broadway musical, Bernstein wrote some rather amazing music and Jerome Robbins
(also in his Broadway debut) crafted some equally dazzling steps.
Broadway: The Golden Years: Jerome Robbins
and the Great Choreographer-Directors 1940 to the Present
DANCE WITH DEMONS: THE LIFE OF JEROME ROBBINS
by Greg Lawrence, Putnam, New York.
DANCE WITH DEMONS THE LIFE OF JEROME ROBBINS
GREG LAWRENCE (PUTNAM; 622 PGS.
We sing the song of the coal press" - and that's just for starters; subsequent acts include the pert antics of a DDR Doris Day and smiling Free German Youth types executing Jerome Robbins
dance calisthenics around the Leipzig town square.
Its current active repertory consists of more than 150 works, many of which were choreographed in the later part of the 20th century by Balanchine, Martins and co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins
hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the beginning of the renovation of the Jerome Robbins
Theater at the Baryslmikov Arts Center (BAC).
She will continue to develop the Jerome Robbins
Theater, which is to be housed at BAC.