You're invited to attend Jacques' Art Nest XVIII: Balanchine's Ballerinas on Monday, May 13, 2019. The evening will feature New York City Ballet dancers as well as the extraordinary Children of NDI! More information to follow.
The songs that Harry Belafonte have sung and made famous would be danced to by NDI's Celebration Team! In addition, various stars of musical theatre and the ballet will perform Belafonte's pieces. Save the date!
"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.'"
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."