As a young boy, Jerome Robbins’ budding imagination was nourished in the children’s room of The New York Public Library. In 1965, after achieving paramount success, Robbins fueled the growth of the Dance Collection of the Library for the Performing Arts by donating a portion of his Fiddler on the Roof royalties in perpetuity. At a moment of financial crisis Robbins was one of the Library’s heroes, helping to organize a star-studded City Center gala to save the Dance Collection (now named the Jerome Robbins Dance Division). After a life of support and engagement, the dance community continues to refer to the Library at Lincoln Center as “Jerry’s Library.” Learn the story of Jerome Robbins, the Library champion, with screenings, recitations, and special guest commentary.
Enjoy Taka Kigawa's live piano accompaniment to the silent footage of the 1776 premiere performance of Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova in Other Dances, plus selections from Robbins' personal dance film library, along with memories from former dance division curator Madeleine Nichols.
Admission FREE, reservations required. For reservation: Jerry's Library: Jerome Robbins, Library Championa - March 7th 2019 - NYPL for the Performing Arts