arts 10.1.18

Jerome Robbins

Ballet and Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins was best known for the ballet Fancy Free, which morphed into On the Town, and the direction and choreography of West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof, among much else. Robbins was born in New York City, October 11, 1918 and there are a number of tributes planned this month for the centennial of his birth.

From the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Male Solos with Peter Boal, October 2-3, 7:30pm at the Guggenheim's Peter B. Lewis Theater.

There are four performances by ABT of Fancy Free at Lincoln Center
this month. When the ballet debuted on April 18, 1944, Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, and the cast received 22 curtain calls.

Voice of My City is the Jerome Robbins exhibit at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, home to the Robbins archive. On Saturday October 6, 11am, there is a tour of the exhibit led by dance critic Robert Greskovic. [Photo of Mikhail Baryshnikov in Jerome Robbins' Other Dances by Martha Swope]

Robbins' Watermill, reimagined by director/choreographer Luca Veggetti, comes to BAM Fisher, October 24-27. Joaquin De Luz, who retires this fall, will perform. Limited ticket availability.

Two books to check out…Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, by Amanda Vaill, and Jerome Robbins: A Life in Dance by Wendy Lesser, out October 9.

A Centennial Salute to Jerome Robbins: Jerome Robbins on Television, takes place on Monday, November 6, 6:30pm, $20.

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