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November, 7-10, 2019

"From the Horse's Mouth" Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts

Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins, courtesy Jerome Robbins Dance Division NYPL

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH CELEBRATES The 75TH ANNIVERSARY of the JEROME ROBBINS DANCE DIVISION Of the NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY - THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y – NOVEMBER 6 – 10, 2019 

“From the Horse's Mouth,” a unique blend of movement and storytelling, will feature the artists, friends and NYPL luminaries who have preserved the world’s preeminent collection of dance materials, film and artifacts.

HERE WILL BE FIVE PERFORMANCES OF FROM THE HORSES’S MOUTH plus a Panel Discussion on Wednesday, November 6 and a Lecture Demonstration, From Notation to Creation, by the Dance Notation Bureau on Friday, November 8

In celebration of 75 years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library, From the Horse’s Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to the history of this storied institution and the establishment of its international dance archive. Rare film footage, videos and multimedia will enhance this edition of From the Horse’s Mouth and its unique blend of movement and storytelling.

The weekend celebration, November 6 through November 10th, will include five performances of From the Horse’s Mouth at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Dancers, musicians, historians and choreographers will participate in this special showcase presentation. Performances will take place on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and on Nov. 10 at 3pm. There will also be a special matinee, a new initiative at a special price, on Sat., Sept. 9 at 3pm.

The From the Horse’s Mouth celebration of The Jerome Robbins Dance Division will also include a panel discussion at Wed., Nov. 6 (3pm) and a lecture/demonstration by the Dance Notation Bureau, From Notation to Creation, on Fri., Nov. 8 (3pm).

From The Horse's Mouth, now in its 21st season, is a celebratory multi-disciplinary dance/theater production acknowledged for its meaningful story telling and exceptional dancing. Each FTHM chapter is a unique and special "one-time only" legacy based theatrical event.

The New York Public Library’s Dance Division has in the 75 years since its creation become the world’s preeminent collection of dance research materials. Originally called the Dance Collection and housed at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street, The Dance Division was renamed in honor of Jerome Robbins—one its greatest supporters—in 1999. The Division not only houses its namesake’s vast collection, but is the leading international repository for the history of dance, with documentation that dates back to 1453 and representation for dance of all styles from around the world. The archive includes irreplaceable film that dates back to 1897, unique designs by visual artists, choreographic notation, photographs, manuscript collections, shoes and many more examples of ephemera. When taken together, these materials provide the opportunity to fleetingly recapture the most elusive of the performing arts.

Cast to include: 

Updated cast: Arthur Aviles, Emma Rose Brown, Diana Byer, Yoshiko Chuma, Ze-eva Cohen, Alberto Del Saz, Joan Finkelstein, Julia Foulkes, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Joseph Houseal, Tanisha Jones, Deborah Jowitt, Phyllis Lamhut, Kathleen Leary, Alastair Macaulay, Elizabeth McPherson, Cassie Mey, Linda Murray, Rajika Puri, Charles Reinhart, Judith Ren-Lay, Henning Rübsam, Magda Saleh, Margo Sappington, Jan Schmidt, Alice Standin, Preeti Vasudevan, Tony Waag, Theara Ward, Lynne Weber, William Whitener, Kevin Winkler, Arlene Yu. *Cast subject to change

CELEBRATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE JEROME ROBBINS DIVISION OF THE NY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:30pm (followed by a reception with the cast.)
Friday, November 8 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, November 9 @ 3pm – (Matinee at a special price, free with Student ID)
Saturday, November 9 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm. 
PLUS
Panel Discussion - Wed, Nov. 6 @ 3pm
Lecture/Demonstration - Fri, Nov. 8 @ 3pm by the Dance Notation Bureau: "From Notation to Creation"

TICKETS:  14streety.org/fthm
The Theater at the 14th Street Y
344 East 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
$35 General Admission
$25 seniors
$20 Students

Special Ticket Pricing:
·      Wednesday, 11/6 at 3pm: $10 - Panel Discussion “Jerome Robbins Dance Division Today & Tomorrow”
·      Friday, 11/8 at 3pm: $10 - Lecture/Demonstration “From Notation to Creation” by the Dance Notation Bureau
·      Saturday, 11/9 at 3pm: $10 -Special Price $10. Free with student ID. 
General 14Y Information: 212-780-0800

From The Horse’s Mouth Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is Co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y.

ABOUT FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH:
Created by Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham, this celebratory dance/theater experience has received standing ovations and rave reviews across the United States and Canada for its captivating story-telling and exceptional dancing.

Over the past 21 years From the Horse’s Mouth has been presented in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, and Toronto, as well as Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival. To date over 1,000 dancers, from ages 13 to 94, have participated, including Mary Anthony, Brenda Bufalino, Roxane Butterfly, Jane Comfort, Grover Dale, Gemze de Lappe, Carmen de Lavallade, David Dorfman, Viola Farber, John Jasperse, Kwikstep & Rokafella, Carol Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer, Gus Solomons jr and Martine van Hamel.

“Heightened emotions and serendipitous dance moments mingle with belly laughs and bittersweet anecdotes.” — Los Angeles Times

“Like dying and going to dancer’s heaven.” —The New York Times

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