Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., Photo: Javier Luis
 Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., Photo: Javier Luis
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Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York

Voice of My City: Jerome Robbins and New York

Company:

The New York Public Library

Location:

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Dates:

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm daily through March 30, 2019

Tickets:

https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/voice-my-city-jerome-robbins-and-new-york?utm_source=eNewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=LPA_Update_20180819&utm_campaign=LPA

The New York Public Library

Jerome Robbins was an inveterate observer, seeker, and creator. In diaries, drawings, watercolors, paintings, story scenarios, poems—and, especially, in dance—he reimagined the world around him. And New York dominated that world, where he was born one-hundred years ago and where he lived his entire adult life. Ideas of New York have long inspired artists but often the city serves as a backdrop in an artwork rather than the basis for plot, theme, and meaning. Robbins put the city at the center of his artistic imaginings. From Fancy Free—his breakout hit ballet in 1944—to the musical West Side Story on stage (1957) and screen (1961) and the ballets N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz(1958) and Glass Pieces (1983), Robbins explored the joys, struggles, grooves, routines, and aspirations of New York. And in recreating the city around him on stage, Robbins found a place for himself. Voice of My City traces Robbins’ life and dances alongside the history of New York, inspiring viewers to see the city as both a muse and a home.

Opening soon. September 26th, 2018 - March 30th, 2019.

 

Pictured: Gordon Parks photographs original Fancy Free cast members Muriel Bentley, Janet Reed, Harold Lang, John Kriza, and Jerome Robbins during a Times Square reunion in 1958. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

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