Fonds - Jerome Robbins fonds

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Jerome Robbins fonds

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Jerome Robbins was born October 11, 1918 in New York. He was trained as a modern dancer, but his first appearance on Broadway was as a chorus dancer, and then he performed with the American Ballet Theatre as a member of the corps de ballet and later as a principal dancer. He made his choreographic debut for the American Ballet Theatre with Fancy Free in 1944. After creating several ballets for the New York City Ballet, he joined the company in 1949 as an Associate Artistic Director. He became a director for television and film as well, and received two Academy Awards for West Side Story. After directing Fiddler On The Roof on Broadway in 1964, he returned to choreographing ballets for the New York City Ballet as Ballet-Master-in- Chief, a position he shared with Peter Martins until 1989. In 1993, Evelyn Hart and Manuel Legris performed his Other Dances.
During his career, he has also won four Tony Awards, plus six in 1989 alone for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, five Donaldson Awards,the Screen Directors’ Guild Award ,the New York Drama Critics Award, one Emmy and was awarded the Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a National Medal of Art. Jerome Robbins passed away July 29, 1998 in New York City.

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The records of Jerome Robbins came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet archives as a transfer of records from the RWB.

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The Jerrome Robbins fonds includes biographies (1992) and newspaper articles (1992)

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