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West side story suite [Wide shot]
Additional title: West Side story suite (Choreographic work : Robbins)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Stiefel, Ethan (Dancer)
Ringer, Jenifer (Dancer)
Fayette, James (Dancer)
Ticotin, Nancy (Dancer)
Hübbe, Nikolaj (Dancer)
Toro, Natalie (Dancer)
Lorey, Rob (Singer)
Gemignani, Paul (Conductor)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Composer)
Sondheim, Stephen (Lyricist)
Laurents, Arthur (Librettist)
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Designer)
Sharaff, Irene (Costume designer)
Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)
Gennaro, Peter, 1919-2000 (Choreographer)
Millard, Jay (Videographer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1995-05-28
Table of Contents
Order of dances: Prologue -- Something's coming -- Dance at the gym -- Cool -- America -- Rumble -- Somewhere ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-8369
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by Jerome Robbins ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Content: Wide shot version ; for close shot, see *MGZIC 9-3157B.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of New York City Ballet and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Creation/production credits: Co-choreographer, Peter Gennaro ; original book, Arthur Laurents ; scenery, Oliver Smith ; costumes, Irene Sharaff ; lighting, Jennifer Tipton.
Performers: Danced by New York City Ballet: Ethan Stiefel (Tony) ; Jenifer Ringer (Maria) ; James Fayette (Bernardo) ; Nikolaj Hübbe (Riff) ; Christopher Boehmer, Benjamin Bowman, Peter Hansen, Russell Kaiser, Sebastien Marcovici, Peter Naumann, William Otto, Robert Wersinger, Christopher Wheeldon (the Jets) ; Dena Abergel, Jennifer Chipman, Emily Coates, Aura Dixon, Lydia Harmsen, Rachel Rutherford, Jennie Somogyi, Jennifer Tinsley, Pascale van Kipnis, Elizabeth Walker (their girls) ; Sant'gria Bello, Espen Giljane, Tom Gold, Arch Higgins, Edward Liang, Christopher Macdougall, Alexander Ritter, Andrew Robertson (the Sharks) ; Samantha Allen, Amanda Edge, Kristina Fernandez, Michele Gifford, Andrea Long, Riolama Lorenzo, Deanna McBrearty, Rebecca Metzger (their girls).
Performers: Guest artists: Nancy Ticotin (Anita) ; Natalie Toro (Rosalia).
Performers: Singers: Rob Lorey, Joan Barber, Stephanie Bast, Donna Lee Marshall, Karen Murphy.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on May 28, 1995 (8:00 PM), by Jay Millard.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (37 min., 53 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Wide shot of one of two private performances specially commissioned by the New York Convention and Visitors' Bureau, and presented on the evening of May 28, 1995. The dances in this suite were extracted by Jerome Robbins from his choreography for the 1957 musical West side story, based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12397118
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): da394540-b3db-0138-2646-5d3e3c155d69
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "West side story suite [Wide shot]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1995.

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West side story suite [Wide shot]