"The lasting success of Robbins' dances can be attributed to what d'Amboise sees as the great humanity behind his work; Robbins presented identifiable and relatable characters onstage. To that end, D'Amboise shared that Robbins would often pair him with his wife, fellow NYCB dancer Carolyn George, to get authentic feeling out of them. Some of Robbins tactics, while effective, were less kind. "He would have the dancers come in and say 'You're not allowed to talk to each other or make eye contact today' in his rehearsal," says d'Amboise, "And then one day he says 'And now you can.'"
Broadway World: Photo Flash NDI Presents A Celebration of Jerome Robbins Hosted by Jacques d’Amboise and co-directed by Daniel Ulbricht
"Alongside Daniel Ulbricht, the two discussed the intricacies and humanistic nuances of some of Robbins most iconic work which followed by performances of "Fancy Free," "Interplay," "Cage," "Afternoon of a Faun," "Dances at a Gathering," and "Suite of Dances," performed by New York City Ballet principal dancers."
Playbill: Go Inside Upper West Side Story: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins With the National Dance Institute
"The National Dance Institute celebrated Jerome Robbins’ 100th birthday with Upper West Side Story: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins May 21. The benefit, hosted by Jacques d’Amboise, honored the prolific choreographer with an evening of music and dance."
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"Actress and dancer Charlotte d’Amboise, NDI board member; entertainer Bebe Neuwirth, an honoree; and NDI founder and choreographer Jacques d’Amboise at the National Dance Institute's 42nd annual gala, which raised $1.5 million."
"Kids from Mott Hall School in Harlem visited National Dance Institute today."
Dance Enthusiast: Dance News National Dance Institute (NDI) Raises Over $1.5 Million at 42nd Annual Gala
"National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, hosted its 42nd Annual Gala at the Zeigfeld Ballroom in New York City. The annual event, which is NDI’s largest fundraising event of the year, raised $1.5 million, with all proceeds benefitting NDI’s award-winning arts education programs."
"With casual swagger and his trademark enthusiasm, d'Amboise seems like just a regular guy—until he starts jumping. He finishes off a series of four consecutive double tours (at 3:15) with a triumphant toss of the head, then hangs midair in his double cabrioles, showing off his spectacular beats before he even thinks about landing."
"Neuwirth and long-time NDI supporter and Chairman of GFP Real Estate Jeffrey R. Gural were honored at NDI’s annual gala. The sit-down dinner featured entertainment by guest performers and the children of NDI, hosted by emcee Terrence Mann (who appeared alongside Neuwirth in Broadway's The Addams Family)."
Broadway World: BWW Review NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE’s 42nd Annual Gala Raised Funds and Offered Joyous Dancing by the Schoolchildren
"Nearly 500 guests flocked to the ballroom of the Zeigfield Theatre in NYC on the evening of April 30th 2018 for the 42nd annual Gala of the National Dance Institute (NDI)."
Dance Network: National Dance Institute’s 2018 Annual Gala; Dance Network’s Red Carpet Recap of The Star Studded Event
"Our creative energy is part of what makes us human, it’s part of our whole being,” Neuwirth told the Network. “You have to give children a box of crayons, you have to beat a drum and let them beat a drum, you have to play music for children, because… everyone needs to express… it’s part of our health and core needs as humans… everybody needs arts in their life in some way."