"From The Horse's Mouth" celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
From The Horse's Mouth
FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH CELEBRATES
The 75TH ANNIVERSARY of the
JEROME ROBBINS DANCE DIVISION Of the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y – NOVEMBER 6 – 10, 2019
Conceived and directed by Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham
“From the Horse's Mouth,” a unique blend of movement and
storytelling, will feature the artists, friends and NYPL luminaries
who have preserved the world’s preeminent collection of dance materials, film and artifacts.
THERE WILL BE FIVE PERFORMANCES OF FROM THE HORSES’S MOUTH
plus a Panel Discussion on Wednesday, November 6 and a
Lecture Demonstration, From Notation to Creation,
by the Dance Notation Bureau on Friday, November 8
In celebration of 75 years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library, From the Horse’s Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to the history of this storied institution and the establishment of its international dance archive. Rare film footage, videos and multimedia will enhance this edition of From the Horse’s Mouth and its unique blend of movement and storytelling.
The weekend celebration, November 6 through November 10th, will include five performances of From the Horse’s Mouth at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Dancers, musicians, historians and choreographers will participate in this special showcase presentation. Performances will take place on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and on Nov. 10 at 3pm. There will also be a special student matinee, a new initiative at a special price, on Sat., Nov. 9 at 3pm.
The From the Horse’s Mouth celebration of The Jerome Robbins Dance Division will also include a panel discussion at Wed., Nov. 6 (3pm) and a lecture/demonstration by the Dance Notation Bureau, From Notation to Creation, on Fri., Nov. 8 (3pm).
From The Horse's Mouth, now in its 21st season, is a celebratory multi-disciplinary dance/theater production acknowledged for its meaningful story telling and exceptional dancing. Each FTHM chapter is a unique and special "one-time only" legacy based theatrical event.
The New York Public Library’s Dance Division has in the 75 years since its creation become the world’s preeminent collection of dance research materials. Originally called the Dance Collection and housed at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street, The Dance Division was renamed in honor of Jerome Robbins—one its greatest supporters—in 1999. The Division not only houses its namesake’s vast collection, but is the leading international repository for the history of dance, with documentation that dates back to 1453 and representation for dance of all styles from around the world. The archive includes irreplaceable film that dates back to 1897, unique designs by visual artists, choreographic notation, photographs, manuscript collections, shoes and many more examples of ephemera. When taken together, these materials provide the opportunity to fleetingly recapture the most elusive of the performing arts.
Cast to include: Arthur Aviles, Emma Rose Brown, Diana Byer, Yoshiko Chuma, Ze-eva Cohen, Alberto Del Saz, Joan Finkelstein, Julia Foulkes, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Joseph Houseal, Tanisha Jones, Deborah Jowitt, Phyllis Lamhut, Kathleen Leary, Cassie Mey, Jennifer Muller, Linda Murray, Daisy Pommer, Rajika Puri, Charles Reinhardt, Henning Rübsam, Magda Saleh, Carlotta Santana, Jan Schmidt, Alice Standin, Martine Van Hamel, Tony Waag, Theara Ward, Lynne Weber, William Whitener, Arlene Yu.
Photograph by Martha Swope, courtesy Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
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