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Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins

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Title
Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins
Additional title: Costume sketches for Dancers at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins
Names
Eula, Joe (Costume designer)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Dance Original Artwork and Designs

Joe Eula costume designs

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1969 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZGV 12-2319
Topics
Dances at a gathering (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Kettentanz (Choreographic work : Arpino)
Genres
Costume design drawings
Notes
Content: Nine of the watercolor designs and one of the graphite drawings is signed: Eula.
Content: Also includes a sheet of fabric swatches and Pantone color chips labeled "Kettentanz Arpino men," intended for Gerald Arpino's ballet Kettentanz, first presented by the Joffrey Ballet in 1971.
Biographical/historical: Dances at a gathering (choreography, Jerome Robbins; music, Frédéric Chopin; costumes, Joe Eula) was first performed by the New York City Ballet in 1969. It was the first work created for the company by Robbins after a twelve year absence, and was hailed as a masterpiece. Robbins has stated that his primary inspiration was the music of Chopin, and Eula's costume designs complement both the elegance and the folk influence that Robbins conveyed through his choreography.
Biographical/historical: Joe Eula, 1925-2004, was a noted fashion illustrator. He also designed album covers and posters for musicians, and costumes for television, Broadway, and the New York City Ballet.
Physical Description
Watercolors
Graphite drawings
Extent: 10 drawings : watercolor, color ; 31 x 24 cm. or smaller
Extent: 5 drawings : graphite, black and white ; 31 x 31 cm. or smaller
Extent: 2 drawings : graphite, felt pen, one color ; 31 x 23 cm. or smaller
Stored in plastic sleeves in ring binder, 38 x 31 x 4 cm.
Description
Costume design drawings for the ten dancers in Jerome Robbins's ballet Dances at a gathering. Each depicts a single dancer in color, with fabric swatches, Pantone color chips or painted color samples, and sometimes designer's notations. The dancers are, in order of appearance in the binder, Patricia McBride, Sara Leland, Kay Mazzo, Violette Verdy (drawing labeled "Verdi"), Allegra Kent, Edward Villella (labeled "Vilella"), Anthony Blum, Robert Maiorano (labeled "Miarano"), Bruce Wells, and John Clifford. These designs are followed by seven graphite or felt pen drawings depicting details of the costumes, mostly of the men's shirts, though the women's dresses are shown in two drawings.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 820736210
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19736610
NYPL Exhibition ID: LPA 18.504.152
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9b94efa0-9b8e-0137-eda0-37b09a3daf5a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1969: Created
  • 2021: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1969. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dd2f4d00-9b8e-0137-4e17-4378d5968b70

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 17, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dd2f4d00-9b8e-0137-4e17-4378d5968b70

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1969). Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/dd2f4d00-9b8e-0137-4e17-4378d5968b70

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Costume sketches for Dances at a gathering [choreographed by] Jerome Robbins