"Before the main event, 80 local children participants of The Performance Project: Youth in Motion will take the stage. It will be their last performance of SPAC’s two-week dance intensive. National Dance Institute choreographed the dance and supported the initiative to teach children dance skills and gain self-confidence."
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"Hundreds of cheery and enthusiastic students from the Institute’s Celebration Team, SWAT Team, and First Team took the Skirball Stage to share with an audience of parents, supporters, and newcomers the relevance and power of dance and arts education existing in New York City’s Public School— through NDI."
"Most water journeys are made by boat, but this one will be executed proudly on foot. The happy travelers are more than 200 talented young performers from the National Dance Institute, a nonprofit that brings free arts programs to public schools."
"Directed by Kelly Buwalda, this event will bring together over 200 talented dancers from NYC public schools in an exhilarating performance that celebrates cultures, creatures, and cities that thrive at the river’s edge. With original choreography and live music, the dancers will samba through the Amazon, strut along the Hudson, and set sail on the Mississippi. This performance will remind us of the river’s beauty, power to connect us all to each other, and the need to conserve these precious water sources for future generations."
"National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, will host its 2018 Event of the Year: At The River’s Edge at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The 2018 Event of the Year, directed by Kelly Buwalda, will bring together over 200 talented dancers from NYC public schools in a vibrant performance inspired by the power of rivers."
"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."