It’s impossible to imagine the stages of the 20th century without Jerome Robbins’ contributions. How impoverished they would be without Fancy Free (1944), his jaunty smash about three sailors on shore leave, and Dances at a Gathering (1969), a meditation on transience set to Chopin.
Born in 1918, the year World War I ended, Robbins had his finger on America’s pulse until his death in 1998. He captured the zeitgeist of our time and embedded it in dances that transcend time.
July 29 marks the centennial of his birth, and New York City Ballet, his choreographic home for decades, has put together an early birthday present with . . .
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Tiler Peck and Taylor Stanley in Warren Carlyle's Something to Dance About as part of Robbins 100. Photo by Paul Kolnik.