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Mon, January 22
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Profile of a Peace Parade
Directed by David Loeb Weiss Observe the counterculture protest movement in New York City with this screening of a rarely seen 1968 documentary film. Profile of a Peace Parade captures the passionate participants, the pageantry, and the onlookers of a 1966 anti-war demonstration, marking the anniversary of Hiroshima's bombing. The film has been preserved by the Library's Reserve Film and Video Collection with funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Library for the Performing Ar…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, January 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Gus Solomons Jr
Gus Solomons, the esteemed postmodern and experimental dancer and choreographer, will present some of his favorite work from his collection, which resides at the Dance Division. Reserve your seat HERE beginning December 31st, 2017. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library gene…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, February 1
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Bernstein on Film: West Side Story
Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. 151 minues, 1961. For once, Hollywood seemed determined to right by a landmark stage musical. Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's score for West Side Story was preserved almost intact for the film version, and to reinterpret his staging and choreography for the big screen, Jerome Robbins was hired as director, though he was let go midway through production. The movie, which starred Natalie Wood as Maria and Richard Beymer as Tony, was a box-offic…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, February 10
@ 2:30 p.m.
Silent Clowns Film Series
Love Is In The Air (Comically Speaking)
Ideal fodder for silent comedy material was romance and all its complications. While leading to generous helpings of slapstick and knockabout, the comics still managed to include sly digs and satirical observations on male-female relationships. All the vagaries of love, courtship, weddings, and in-laws are mined by Chaplin, Keaton, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, and Harold Lloyd in A Jitney Elopement (’15), Fatty & Mabel Adrift (’16), Ask Father (’19), and Neighbors (’20). Admission to all shows…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, February 22
@ 6 p.m.
Dance Rewind
Dance Rewind: Jerome Robbins at 100
Dance Rewind is a new screening series featuring the Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s “Original Documentations” program. Since 1967 the Dance Division has videoed live dance performances with multiple cameras to best capture choreography and dance, often providing the only remaining evidence of unique and historic events. This Spring we will feature the work of Jerome Robbins, as part of the centennial celebrations in the Library in 2018 to mark the anniversary of his birth.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Wed, February 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Indian Classical Dance
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017 but the Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. Bharata Natyam and Odissi practitioner and dance historian, Rajika Puri,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults