Jerome Robbins (1918 - 1998) was both dancer and choreographer. He was very
successful on Broadway and in film. He created and danced in the ballet Fancy Free about three sailors on 24 hour
leave in New York, with music by Leonard Bernstein. The plot was re-created in
the movie On the Town, with new music by
Bernstein. In 1949 he joined the New York City Ballet as Associate Artistic
Director with the encouragement of George Balanchine. In the early 1950s he
performed in ballets of his own and of Balanchine's with Tanaquil LeClercq.
Robbins' most popular collaboration must be West Side
Story, again with music by Leonard Bernstein. Join arts
enthusiast Jack Brin to view films and film clips and talk
about ballet and music appreciation in this 4 part series, March through June
2018. Brin is a former mathematics professor who also developed a music
appreciation course for college students. Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes.