Intrepid Museum to Host Celebration of Jerome Robbins's 100th Birthday
The event will include a live performance and an expert panel discussion.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host Celebrating Jerome Robbins: From Street to Stage, a look at the legacy of the famed choreographer, on August 9 at the Intrepid Museum located at Pier 86. The event will feature a live performance and an expert panel discussion "of how Robbins brought the sensibility of the streets alive on the stage," according to a press release.
Tony Award-winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse will present a live performance of the opening of On the Town on Intrepid's flight deck, staged specifically for the unique setting. Following the performance, a discussion will take place exploring Robbins's timeless artistry with Bergasse, along with Grover Dale, original cast member of West Side Story and codirector, with Robbins, of Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Adam Green, Vogue's theater critic; Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet; and moderator Amanda Vaill, author of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins.
Celebrating Jerome Robbins: From Street to Stage is generously supported by the Jerome Robbins Foundation. This program has also been made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.