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Dance in America: Choreography by Jerome Robbins with the New York City Ballet

 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 PremiereMay 2, 1986

 Notes1986; Antique Epigraphs and Fancy Free with members of the N.Y. City Ballet


Dance in America: In Memory of... A Ballet by Jerome Robbins

 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 PremiereJanuary 16, 1987

 Notes1987; With members of the N.Y. City Ballet


Dance in America: Two Duets

 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 DancersMikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova
 PremiereFebruary 20, 1980

 Notes1980; Other Dances with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Natalia Makarova


Dances at a Gathering

 ComposerFrederic Chopin
 Music1. Mazurka, Op. 63, no. 3
2. Waltz, Op. 69, no. 2
3. Mazurka, Op. 33, no. 3
4. Mazurka, Op. 6, no. 4; Mazurka, Op. 7, no. 5; Mazurka, Op. 7, no. 4; Mazurka, Op 24, no. 2; Mazurka, Op. 6, no. 2
5. Waltz, Op. 42
6. Waltz, Op. 34, no. 2
7. Mazurka, Op. 56, no. 2
8. Etude, Op. 25, no. 4
9, Waltz, Op. 34, no. 1
10. Waltz, Op. 70, no. 2
11. Etude, Op 25, no. 5
12. Etude, Op. 10, no. 2
13. Scherzo, Op. 20
14 Nocturne, Op. 15, no. 1
 DancersAllegra Kent, Sara Leland, Kay Mazzo, Patricia McBride, Violette Verdy, Anthony Blum, John Clifford, Robert Maiorano, John Prinz, Edward Villella
 CostumesJoe Eula
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 PremiereMay 22, 1969, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs10 Dancers: 5 women (Pink, Mauve, Apricot, Green, Blue), 5 men (Brown, Purple, Green, Brick, Blue)
 Running Time58′
 NotesMr. Robbins has dedicated this ballet to the memory of Jean Rosenthal.


Dumbarton Oaks

 ComposerIgor Stravinsky
 MusicConcert in E Flat "Dumbarton Oaks, 8.5.1938" for Chamber Orchestra
 DancersAllegra Kent, Anthony Blum
 CostumesPatricia Zipprodt
 LightingRonald Bates
 PremiereJune 23, 1972, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs14 Dancers: 1 principal woman, 1 principal man: 6 corps women, 6 corps men
 Running Time15′
 NotesThe music was commissioned for the 30th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, well-known patrons of the arts, whose house, museum and gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown had provided the setting for many important functions and entertainments. Stravinsky was unable to conduct the first performance in America. At his express wish, the eminent teacher Nadia Boulanger was invited to take his place and the concerto was played for the first time in the great hall of Dumbarton Oaks under her direction.



 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 MusicDybbuk (commissioned by New York City Ballet)
 DancersPatricia McBride, Helgi Tomasson, Bart Cook, Victor Castelli, Tracy Bennett, Hermes Conde
 SceneryRouben Ter-Arutunian
 CostumesPatricia Zipprodt
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 PremiereMay 16, 1974, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs20 Dancers: 1 principal woman, 1 principal man; 4 demi women; 7 corps men, 7 corps women
 Requirementsorchestra; singers
 Running Time44′
 NotesIn Central-European Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a spirit, lost and restless, which enters and persists in the body of a living person. The body possessed acts and speaks with the voice and behavior of the dead one. The most famous treatment of this theme is S. Ansky′s play, The Dybbuk, renowned in its original Yiddish version and through many subsequent international productions.

This ballet is not a retelling of Ansky′s play but uses it as a point of departure for a series of related dances concerning rituals and hallucinations which are present in the dark magico-religious ambience of the play and in the obsessions of its characters.

Portions of this ballet have also appeared as "The Dybbuk Variations" and "Suite of Dances".


Ed Sullivan Show

 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 DancersBallets: U.S.A.
 PremiereFebruary 20, 1960

 Notes1960; Ballets: U.S.A.; (The Concert & N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz)


Eight Lines

 ComposerSteve Reich
 MusicEight Lines (title of orchestral version of Octet, 1980)
 DancersMaria Calegari, Ib Andersen, Kyra Nichols, Sean Lavery
 CostumesFlorence Klotz
 LightingRonald Bates
 PremiereFebruary 14, 1985, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs14 Dancers: 2 principal women, 2 principal men; 3 demi men; 5 corps women, 2 corps men
 Running Time18′



 ComposerRobert Prince
 DancersJohn Jones, Howard Jeffrey, Christine Mayer, Bill Reilly, Jamie Bauer, Muriel Bentley, Geryl Donald, Fern MacLarnon, Kay Mazzo, Charlene Mehl, Helene Petroff, Francia Russell, Lawrence Gradus, Doug Spingler, Robert Thompson
 SceneryBen Shahn
 CostumesRay Diffen
 PremiereJuly 12, 1961, Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy; Ballets: U.S.A.



 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 DancersNora Kaye (A Woman); Jerome Robbins (A Man); John Kriza (Another Man)
 SceneryOliver Smith
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 PremiereOctober 24, 1946, Broadway Theatre, Ballet Theatre


Fancy Free

 ComposerLeonard Bernstein
 MusicFancy Free; on tape "Big Stuff", sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater
 DancersSailors: Harold Lang, John Kriza, Jerome Robbins; Passers-By: Muriel Bentley, Shirley Eckl, Janet Reed; Bartender: Rex Cooper
 SceneryOliver Smith
 CostumesKermit Love
 LightingRonald Bates
 PremiereApril 18, 1944, Metropolitan Opera House, Ballet Theatre

 Casting Reqs7 Dancers; Sailors: 3 boys; Passers-By: 3 girls; Bartender
 Running Time29′
 NotesThe ballet concerns three sailors on shore leave. Time: 1944, a hot summer night.
Place New York City, a side street.
Fancy Free is dedicated to the memory of John Kriza.



 ComposerBenjamin Britten
 MusicA Young Person′s Guide to the Orchestra (Op. 34)
 DancersYvonne Mounsey (Harp); Todd Bolender (Percussion); Jillana (Oboe); Carolyn George, Roy Tobias (Clarinets); Irene Larsson, Jacques d′Amboise (Violas); Brooks Jackson (Double Bass); Frank Hobi, Michael Maule (Trumpets); Edward Bigelow (Tuba)
 SceneryIrene Sharaff
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 LightingJennifer Tipton
 PremiereJune 2, 1953, City Center of Music and Drama, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs34 Dancers:
Piccolo: 1 woman, Flutes: 2 women, Oboe: 1 woman, Clarinets: 1 woman, 1 man, Bassoons: 2 men
Horns: 4 men, Trumpets: 2 men, Tuba: 1 man, Trombones: 3 men
1st Violins: 3 women, 2nd Violins: 3 women, Violas: 1 woman, 1 man, Celli: 3 women, Bass: 1 man, Harp: 1 woman
Drums: 1 man, Cymbals: 1 man, Gong: 1 man
 RequirementsNarrator; orchestra
 Running Time18′
 NotesIn 1945, Britten was asked to write for the British Ministry of Education′s documentary film, Instruments of the Orchestra (Op. 34). With text by Eric Crozier, the work consists of variations and a fugue on a rondeau from Henry Purcell′s incidental music for "Adelazar", of the "Moor′s Revenge", by Mrs. Aphra Behn. Each variation is played by a different instrument or group of instruments composing a contemporary symphonic orchestra. Consecutively, the four families of the band -- strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion -- are exploited in characteristic monologues and conversations. Finally, the piccolo initiates the great fugue which recapitulates Purcell′s noble theme.


Fiddler on the Roof

 BookJoseph Stein
 ComposerJerry Bock
 LyricsSheldon Harnick
 DirectorJerome Robbins
 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 LeadsZero Mostel (Tevye)
Maria Karnilova (Golde)
Joanna Merlin (Tzeitel)
Julia Migenes (Hodel)
Tanya Everett (Chava)
Marilyn Rogers (Shprintze)
Linda Ross (Beilke)
Beatrice Arthur (Yente)
Austin Pendleton (Motel)
Bert Convy (Perchik)
Michael Granger (Lazar Wolf)
Zvee Scooler (Mordcha)
Gluck-Sandor (Rabbi)
Leonard Frey (Mendel)
Paul Lipson (Avram)
Maurice Edwards (Nachum)
Sue Babel (Grandma Tzeitel)
Carol Sawyer (Fruma-Sarah)
Joseph Sullivan (Constable)
Joe Ponazecki (Fyedka)
Helen Verbit (Shandel)
Gino Conforti (The Fiddler)
Tom Abbott, John C. Attle, Sammy Bayes, Robert Berdeen, Lorenzo Bianco, Duane Bodin, Robert Currie, Sarah Felcher, Tony Gardell, Louis Genevrino, Ross Gifford, Dan Jasin, Sandra Kazan, Thom Koutsoukos, Sharon Lerit, Sylvia Mann, Peff Medelski, Irene Paris, Charles Rule, Roberta Senn, Mitch Thomas, Helen Verbit
 SceneryBoris Aronson
 CostumesPatricia Zipprodt
 PremiereSeptember 22, 1964, Imperial Theatre; New York City

 NotesThe book is based on stories by Sholom Aleichem.



 ComposerIgor Stravinsky
 SceneryMarc Chagall (1945)
 CostumesMarc Chagall executed by Karinska
 LightingRonald Bates
 PremiereNovember 27, 1970, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting ReqsFirebird: principal woman; Prince Ivan: principal man; Prince′s Bride: principal woman; Maidens: 12 women; Youths: 12 men; Kastchei the Wizard & his subjects: 3 men, 5 women
 Running Time29'
 NotesThe New York City Ballet presented its first production of ″Firebird″ in 1949 at the City Center Theater with scenery and costumes the eminent painter Marc Chagall had created following the original designs for Bolm′s choreography from 1945. In 1970 a new production was mounted to adapt to the larger proportions of the New York State Theater. The costumes, of extraordinary complexity and fantasy, were created by Madame Karinska from Chagall′s original designs. Chagall expressed his great pleasure at the devotion and inventiveness with which Madame Karinska interpreted his watercolor sketches in textiles, plastics, paint, and mineral materials. The choreography represents a collaboration between George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, the latter being responsible for the episode with Kastchei the Wizard and his subjects. Balanchine entirely redesigned his dances in light of Marc Chagall′s designs. This ballet was conceived as Chagall accompanied by music and dance.

Prince Ivan, the hunter, wanders into a magic wood and captures the Firebird. On her pleading, he frees her and she rewards him with a magic plume. Kastchei, the wizard, has enchanted the princess and her maidens but, with the aid of the Firebird′s feather, Prince Ivan rescues the maidens and marries the Princess amid great rejoicing.


Ford 50th Anniversary Show

 DirectorJerome Robbins
 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 LeadsMary Martin & Ethel Merman
 PremiereJune 15, 1953

 Notes1953; With Mary Martin and Ethel Merman; Staged and choreographed


Four Bagatelles (originally Beethoven Pas de Deux)

 ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
 MusicSeven Bagatelles, Op. 33:
No. 4 in A Major (Andante)
No. 5 in C Major (Allegro ma non troppo)
No. 2 in C Major (Scherzo allegro)
Six Bagatelles, Op. 126:
No. 4 in B Minor (Presto)
 DancersGelsey Kirkland, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (Gala preview: Violette Verdy, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux)
 CostumesFlorence Klotz
 LightingRonald Bates
 PremiereJanuary 10, 1974, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs2 Dancers: 1 principal man, 1 principal woman
 Running Time13′


Four Chamber Works

 ComposerIgor Stravinsky
 MusicSeptet (1952). Ragtime (for Eleven Instruments) (1920), Concertino (for Twelve Instruments) (1920, composed for string quartet; orchestrated for 12 instruments in 1952), Three Pieces (for Clarinet Solo) (1919), Octet (for Wind Instruments) (1922)
 DancersMaria Calegari, Lourdes Lopez, Joseph Duell, Peter Frame, Kipling Houston (Septet); Heather Watts, Bart Cook, Helene Alexopoulos, Renee Estopinal, Susan Freedman, Lisa Jackson (Ragtime); Merrill Ashley, Sean Lavery, Mel Tomlinson (Concertino and Three Pieces); Christopher d′Amboise, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Christopher Fleming, Douglas Hay (Octet)
 SceneryLawrence Miller
 CostumesLawrence Miller
 PremiereJune 16, 1982, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs18 Dancers: I. Septet: 2 women, 3 men
II. Ragtime: 2 principal man & woman, 4 corps women
III. Concertino & Three Pieces: 1 woman, 2 men; IV. Octet: 4 men
 Running Time45′


Funny Girl

 BookIsobel Lennart
 ComposerJule Styne
 LyricsBob Merrill
 DirectorGarson Kanin
 ChoreographerCarol Haney (Musical Stagings)
 LeadsBarbra Streisand (Fanny Brice)
Sydney Chaplin (Nick Arnstein)
Roger De Koven (Florenz Ziegfeld Jr.)
Joseph Macauley (Tom Keeney)
Kay Medford (Mrs. Brice)
Danny Meehan (Eddie Ryan)
Jean Stapleton (Mrs. Strakosh)
 SceneryRobert Randolph
 CostumesIrene Sharaff
 PremiereMarch 26, 1964, Winter Garden Theatre; New York City

 NotesProduction supervised by Jerome Robbins


Gershwin Concerto

 ComposerGeorge Gershwin
 MusicPiano Concerto in F (1925)
 DancersMaria Calegari, Christopher d′Amboise, Darci Kistler, Mel Tomlinson
 ScenerySanto Loquasto
 CostumesSanto Loquasto
 LightingThomas Skelton
 PremiereFebruary 4, 1982, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs28 Dancers: 2 women principals, 2 men principals, 12 corps women, 12 corps men
 Requirementspiano, orchestra
 Running Time33′


Glass Pieces

 ComposerPhilip Glass
 MusicRubric (1981), Facades (1981), excerpt from Akhnaten (1984)
 DancersHelene Alexopoulos, Peter Frame, Lourdes Lopez, Joseph Duell, Lisa Hess, Victor Castelli, Maria Calegari, Bart Cook
 SceneryJerome Robbins & Ronald Bates
 CostumesBen Benson
 LightingJennifer Tipton (original lighting by Ronald Bates)
 PremiereMay 12, 1983, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs42 Dancers (no principal may double over sections)
I. Rubric--Principals: 3 women, 3 men; Corps: 16 women, 16 men
II. Facades--Principals: 1 woman, 1 man; Corps: 20 women
III. Akhnaten--Corps: 12 women, 12 men
 Running Time26′



 BookArthur Laurents
 ComposerJule Styne
 LyricsStephen Sondheim
 DirectorJerome Robbins
 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 LeadsEthel Merman (Rose)
Sandra Church (Louise)
Jacqueline Mayro (Baby June)
Jack Klugman (Herbie)
Paul Wallace (Tulsa)
Maria Karnilova (Tessie Tura)
Faith Dane (Mazeppa)
Chotzi Foley (Electra)
 DancersMarilyn Cooper; Patsy Bruder; Marilyn D'Honau; Marle Letowt; Joan Petlak; Imelda de Martin; Kathryn albertson; Gloria Kristy; Denise McLaglen; Barbara London; Theda Nelson; Carroll Jo Towers; Marvin Arnold; Ricky Coll; Don Emmons; Michael Parks; Ian Tucker; Paul Wallace; David Winters
 SceneryJoe Mielziner
 CostumesRaoul Pene du Bois
 PremiereMay 21, 1959, Broadway Theatre; New York City


Handel - Concerto Grosso

 MusicConcerto Grosso, op 6, no. 9
 PremiereJanuary 1, 2007


High Button Shoes

High Button Shoes
 BookStephen Longstreet
 MusicJulie Styne & Sammy Cahn
 LyricsJulie Styne & Sammy Cahn
 DirectorGeorge Abbott
 ChoreographerJerome Robbins
 LeadsPhil Silvers (Harrison Floy)
Jack McCauley (Henry Longstreet)
Nanette Fabray (Sara Longstreet)
Mark Dawson (Hubert Ogglethorpe)
Joey Faye (Mr. Pontdue)
Lois Lee (Fran)
 DancersJean Marie Caples; Jacqueline Dodge; Evelyn Giles; Christine Karner; Elena Lane; Sondra Lee; Kay Lewis; Louisa Lewis; Audrey Peters; Gloria Smith; Eleonore Trieber; Vincent Carbone; Evans Davis; Fred Hearn; Ray Kirchner; Tommy Morton; Arthur Partington; William Peirson; Kenneth Spaulding; William Sumner; Ray Tobias; Don Weissmuller
 SceneryOliver Smith
 CostumesMiles White
 PremiereOctober 9, 1947, New Century Theatre; New York City

 NotesChoreographed "Mack Sennett" ballet.


Histoire du Soldat

 ComposerIgor Stravinsky
 MusicHistoire du Soldat
 SceneryBoris Aronson
 CostumesPatricia Zipprodt
 LightingDick Casler
 PremiereJanuary 24, 1965

 Casting Reqs3 principal men
 RequirementsNarrator, 7 musicians


I′m Old Fashioned

 ComposerMorton Gould
 Musicbased on a theme by Jerome Kern, "I′m Old Fashioned"
 DancersKyra Nichols, Sean Lavery, Heather Watts, Bart Cook, Judith Fugate, Joseph Duell
 CostumesFlorence Klotz
 PremiereJune 16, 1983, New York State Theater, New York City Ballet

 Casting Reqs24 Dancers: Principals: 3 women, 3 men; Corps: 9 women, 9 men
 Requirementsorchestra; film
 Running Time35′

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