Four Seasons (Verdi/Robbins)
New Peck (Spring 2018) (Bernstein/Peck)
Other Dances (Chopin/Robbins)
Something to Dance About Bernstein, Bock, Gould, Rodgers, and Styne / Robbins, directed by Carlyle
SPAC’s New York City Ballet Gala will honor the centennial celebration of the birth of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein. The evening will feature two of Robbins’ own celebrated works, as well as Justin Peck’s spring 2018 ballet, inspired by Robbins and set to a Bernstein score. The centerpiece of the summer soirée will be the finale performance and SPAC Premiere of a new piece directed by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle, which will celebrate the Broadway choreography of Jerome Robbins and have its World Premiere at NYCB’s 2018 Spring Gala.
- Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances was created in 1976 for sole use at a New York Public Library for the Performing Arts benefit gala, but, to Robbins’ surprise, was so well liked that it outlived the occasion.
- Other Dances was so successful at its first gala performance that it was absorbed into the repertory of the NYCB and, interestingly enough, its archrival – the American Ballet Theatre – making it one of only a handful of works to be included in both repertories.
- Jerome Robbins pays homage to Chopin’s romanticism and the purity of classical ballet techniques through Other Dances simplicity and virtuosity.
Read more here:
- City Ballet in ‘Other Dances,’ Robbins Duet: https://www.nytimes.com/1976/11/27/archives/city-ballet-in-other-dances-robbins-duet.html