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Jerome Robbins Symposium


Friday, January 26, 2018, 10 a.m.
Free - Reservation Required
Free General Admission Ticket

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins, with a day-long symposium, featuring presentations by Library fellows, including Alastair Macaulay, Julie Lemberger, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ninotchka Bennahum, Robert Greskovic, and Hiie Saumaa.

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10:00am-10:45am Alastair Macaulay, An Investigation of Nijinsky's ballet ''L'Après-midi d'un faune' and Robbins’ ballet 'Afternoon of a Faun', Examining Differences and Connections


11:00am-11:45am Julie Lemberger,  What He Saw – What She Saw: West Side Story, and other views of dance and dancers behind the scenes:  Discovering photography by Jerome Robbins and Martha Swope


12:00pm-12:45pm Ninotchka Bennahum, Jerome Robbins’ Painterly Eye: War, Exile, and the Founding of American Ballet Theatre


1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break (lunch not provided)


2:00pm-2:45pm Robert Greskovic,  Robbins and Chopin: Easy Action


3:00pm-3:45pm Hiie Saumaa,  Jerome Robbins, Composer in Words


4:00pm-4:45pm Adrian Danchig-Waring, The Drama Of Space: Exploring Jerome Robbins’ Ballet Language



Fancy free
Fancy Free [1946]

(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 generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)


Recommended Reading/Viewing:

1.. Somewhere: the life of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vail

2. Jerome Robbins something to dance about

3. Jerome Robbins : his life, his theater, his dance