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Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance
by Deborah Jowitt
Review by Leland Windreich

Jowitt, always a friendly writer in her dance critiques, maintains a presence in each chapter, and her obvious affection for her subject and admiration of his extraordinary gifts prevails in the rich tapestry of experiences that unfolds.

New York City Ballet in London - 'Thou Swell', 'Tarantella', 'Western Symphony', 'West Side Story Suite'
by David Mead -- March 19, 2008, London Coliseum

New York City Ballet - 'Apollo', 'NY Export: Opus Jazz', 'An American in Paris': Suffering by Comparison
by Jerry Hochman
May 7, 2005 -- NY State Theatre, New York

There was good news and not so good news at New York City Ballet's matinee. The good news is that masterworks are still being performed and brilliantly so. The not so good news is that the ballet that closed the program, “An American in Paris,” is not in the same league as the other two.

San Francisco Ballet - 'Dybbuk', 'Afternoon of a Faun', 'Other Dances', 'Glass Pieces'
by Toba Singer
March 7, 2006 -- War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet - 'Dybbuk', 'Afternoon of a Faun', 'Other Dances', 'Glass Pieces'
by Dean Speer
March 11, 2006
-- War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

New York City Ballet - 'Chichester Psalms,' 'Tarantella,' 'NY Export: Opus Jazz': Robbins Wrong
by Harry Matthews
April 29, 2005 -- New York State Theatre, New York

Last Friday, I made my first visit to NYCB this season. There are many positive signs, including young dancers growing into key roles in an exciting way.

Oregon Ballet Theatre - 'In the Night,' 'Angelo,' 'Eyes on You'
by Dean Speer
October 9, 2005 -- Newmark Theatre, Portland

Edinburgh International Festival - Dutch National Ballet
by Kate Snedeker -- September 1, 2005, Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh
Humour, innovation and doomed romance all featured in Dutch National Ballet's intriguing contribution to the 2005 Edinburgh Festival. The diverse programme included works from Balanchine, Robbins and David Dawson.

New York City Ballet - A Banquet of Dance - 'Raymonda Variations', 'Antique Epigraphs', 'Afternoon of a Faun', and 'Evenfall'
by Cecly Placenti
February 4, 2007 -- New York State Theater

Pennsylvania Ballet: Romance and Revelry - 'Fancy Free,' 'In the Night,' 'The Concert'
by Lori Ibay -- October 12, 2006, Academy of Music, Philadelphia
The program began with the crowd-pleasing “Fancy Free,” set to music by Leonard Bernstein, with James Ady, Philip Colucci, and Jonathan Stiles portraying the three sailors spending a night on the town.

Oregon Ballet Theatre - 'The Four Temperaments' Program
by Dean Speer -- October 21, 2006, Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon

Renaissance Man: Glenn Tetley at 78
by Karen Webb
Tetley’s transition from dancer to dancer/choreographer came about as the result of his realization that he wanted to do not someone else’s movement but his own. He had been trained by both celebrated modern dancers and celebrated ballet masters (most of whom also choreographed and many of whom disowned even other choreographers on their own side of the wall)...

Royal Danish Ballet - 'Vers un Pays Sage', 'Etudes', 'Fancy Free' and 'La Sylphide'
by Kate Snedeker
December 27-28, 2004 -- The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen

On Monday afternoon, two of the company's premier Bournonville dancers, Thomas Lund and Gudrun Bojesen, were powerful and poignant in Nikolaj Hübbe's production of Bournonville's "La Sylphide".

New York City Ballet - 'Concerto Barocco,' 'Hallelujah Junction,' 'Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux,' 'I'm Old Fashioned': Dancing more with less
by Art Priromprintr
October 7, 2004 -- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

There's a swingy undertone to the Bach double violin concerto that Balanchine captures perfectly while at the same time mirroring the lyricism on the surface of the score.


San Francisco Ballet - Program 5: 'Pacific', 'Fifth Season', 'Fancy Free'
by Toba Singer -- March 20, 2007, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA

New York City Ballet - 'Interplay,' 'Tarantella,' 'Chichester Psalms,' 'Eros Dreams,' 'I'm Old Fashioned'
by Kate Snedeker
June 2, 2004 -- New York State Theater, New York

The high-spirited antics of Robbins' "Interplay" got the evening off to an energetic start. The cheery and trick-filled choreography allowed the four men to display their differing, but equally impressive talents.

Pacific Northwest Ballet - Director's Choice - 'Artifact II', 'In the Night', 'Duo Concertant', 'Symphony in Three Movements'
by Dean Speer -- September 24, 2005, MOM Hall, Seattle, Washington

American Ballet Theatre - 'Ballo della Regina', 'Rose Adagio', 'Le Corsaire PdD', 'Fancy Free'
by Katie Rosenfeld-- November 8, 2007, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

Stars of World Ballet Gala Performance
by Catherine Pawlick
April 3, 2005 -- Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg

The Fifth International Ballet Festival at the Mariinsky Theatre closed in gallant fashion last night with a gala performance including stars from three international companies in addition to the Mariinsky's home-grown talents.

in our forums

Jerome Robbins biography: "That Broadway Man"
Is a great addition to the library. It's by Christine Conrad and first came out in 2000 and is published by Booth-Clibborn Editions (London), ISBN 1-86154-173-2. Conrad was a close friend and fills the book with pictures of his career, neatly arranged in chronological order, including his own performances as well as his choreographic and directing work -- both on Broadway and with the ballet."

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