Dance Camera West: Jerome Robbins

Sunday Jun 14, 2009 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM This is a past program

Organized by Lynette Kessler, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Dance Camera West

American Masters Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

Jerome Robbin’s life inspired controversy, but no one disputes his place as the preeminent director/choreographer of American musical theater. He transformed Broadway with shows such as West Side Story, Gypsy and Fiddler on the Roof. Directed and produced by six-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Judy Kinberg and written by best-selling Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill, this documentary examines with candor and humor his creative process, perfectionism, and the controversies that plagued his life. Kinberg uncovers never-before-seen rehearsal footage and interviews many of his esteemed colleagues, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d’Amboise, Chita Rivera, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. (2008, 112 min. Dir. Judy Kingberg)

Followed by a Q & A with director Judy Kinberg and biographer Amanda Vaill.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.