100th Anniversary Events


Summary of Events

please note: most dates are first performance with subsequent dates following


17-Sep — Hamburg Ballet: The Concert, Dances at a Gathering

10-Oct — HLPC Cultural Medallion Program, East 81st Street, NYC
20 Oct — Demo by Damian Woetzel: Jerome Robbins – American Genius
                  Kennedy Center, Washington DC

04-Nov — 92nd Street Y’s Dance Education Lab with Heather Watts & Robert La Fosse
05-Nov — 92nd Street Y’s Dance Education Lab with Sean Suozzi & Anne Biddle

13-Jan — Stuttgart Ballet: Dances at a Gathering
12-Jan — Miami City Ballet: Circus Polka, In the Night, The Cage, Other Dances, West Side Story Suite
                  Beginning in Miami and on to West Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Naples
22-Jan — Centennial Kick-Off Event, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
26-Jan — Fellows program Symposium, Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the NYPL for the Performing Arts

07-Feb — Joffrey Ballet: Glass Pieces
28-Feb — NYC Department of Education, Professional development workshop

2018 MARCH
15-Mar — Cincinnati Ballet: Fancy Free
16-Mar — New York Theatre Ballet: Rondo, Septet, Concertino
                   Harkness Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y, NYC
16-Mar — BalletMET: Interplay
16-Mar — Vienna State Ballet: The Concert
20-Mar — San Francisco Ballet: Fancy, Cage, Other Dances, Opus 19
31-Mar — Rome Opera Ballet: The Concert

2018 APRIL
11-Apr — English National Ballet: The Cage
12-Apr — Washington Ballet: The Concert
                  Washington DC

2018 MAY
03-May — New York City Ballet Robbins 100 Festival begins
03-May — Pittsburgh Ballet: Fancy Free, In the Night, West Side Story Suite
25-May — Spoleto Festival USA: Art of the Pas de Deux featuring Miami City Ballet
                   Charleston Gaillard Center, Charleston SC
21-May — National Dance Institute

2018 JUNE
04-Jun — New York City Center’s Studio 5 Series Bernstein & Robbins at 100 with Tyler Angle
27-Jun — Ballet de l’Opera National de Bordeaux: The Concert
11-Jun — The Muny: Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
                  St. Louis MO
25-Jun — Les Etes de la Danse: Hommage à Jerome Robbins featuring New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet,
                   Miami City Ballet, Perm Opera Ballet Theatre and Pacific Northwest Ballet
                   La Seine à Musicale, Paris

2018 JULY
20-July — Dance on Camera Festival

18-Aug — Tanglewood: Fancy Free with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet
                   Lenox, MA

06-Sep — Boston Ballet: Fancy Free, Glass Pieces, Interplay
11-Sep — Dutch National Ballet: Dances at a Gathering
21-Sep — Pacific Northwest Ballet: Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Dances at a Gathering, In the Night,
                  Other Dances, West Side Story Suite (through Sept 30)
                   Seattle WA
25-Sep — New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: exhibition (title TBA) thru March ’19
                  Oenslager Gallery, Lincoln Center, NYC

Writings of Jerome Robbins by Amanda Vaill, published by Alfred A. Knopf
11-Oct — Paley Center: West Side Story with Rita, Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn
                 Los Angeles, CA
11-Oct — Jerome Robbins’ 100th birthday
18-Oct — Charlotte Ballet: Fancy Free
18-Oct — American Ballet Theatre: Fancy Free
20-Oct — American Ballet Theatre: Other Dances
29-Oct — Paris Opera Ballet: Afternoon of a Faun, Fancy Free, Glass Pieces

05-Nov — Paley Center: Jerome Robbins and Television (panel TBA)
                   Paley Center, NYC
14-Nov — The Gotham Center for New York City History: Leonard Bernstein & Jerome Robbins at 100
                   The Graduate Center, CUNY, NYC
27-Nov — Orchestra of St. Luke’s presents Free School Concerts: Jerome Robbins
                   BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

18-Dec — Royal Ballet (London): The Concert

2019 MARCH
07-Mar — Houston Ballet: The Concert, Fancy Free, The Cage

Houston Ballet

March 7-10, 2019

Houston Ballet welcomes back Robbins’ Fancy Free, a delightful glimpse into the lives of three sailors on leave during one hot summer night in 1940s New York City. The unique blend of Robbins’ iconic Broadway style and balletic grace in Fancy Free helped launch his career and inspire the Broadway musical On the Town. Stanton Welch AM has specifically selected The Cage, a lesser-known Robbins work that features our brilliant female dancers as they transform into a troupe of abstract insect-like creatures who hunt down their male prey. With our final Robbins piece, The Concert (or the Perils of Everybody), we bring back one of the great comedic ballets of all time.


Robbins 100 NYCB

May 3, 2018
To mark the centennial of Jerome Robbins’ birth, New York City Ballet has assembled a collection of some of his most celebrated works. The Robbins 100 is a tribute to our Co-Founding Choreographer’s remarkable contributions to classical dance at large and his indelible impact on the NYCB repertory.


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

New Class of Jerome Robbins Dance Division Fellows

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Jerome Robbins Dance Division has selected its new class of dance research fellows, generously funded by the Dance Committee for the Division. This class of six fellows was chosen by a diverse panel and, to celebrate Robbins’ centenary, will focus their projects on the Jerome Robbins papers, as well as the many resources related to his work within the Library, such as the video and audio materials he donated.


les étés de la danse

Tribute to Jerome Robbins

June 25 – 30



Jerome Robbins’ Broadway

In its first major staging since leaving Broadway in 1990, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins’ biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof, this is one monumental Muny premiere befitting a celebratory start to our centennial season!


Spoleto Festival USA

Celebration: The Art of the Pas de Deux

In 1958, American choreographer Jerome Robbins—who had just opened West Side Story on Broadway—was tapped as a resident artist during the inaugural Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. During his tenure with the Festival, the choreographic giant premiered several works and even established a short-lived ballet company. As organizations around the globe celebrate Robbins’s centennial, Spoleto Festival USA pays homage to a 1973 Spoleto Festival performance organized and hosted by Robbins. Entitled Celebration: The Art of the Pas de Deux, it showcased five breathtaking duets from various dancemakers performed by international superstars of the day. On May 25, 2018, be part of dance history when Miami City Ballet, one of the leading classical ballet companies in the US, resurrects this special event.

Pittsburgh Ballet

UPMC Presents West Side Story Suite + In the Night + Fancy Free with the PBT Orchestra

PBT celebrates the 100th birthdays of collaborators Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein with three company premieres. The theatrical West Side Story Suite samples iconic songs (with dancer vocal debuts!) and Tony-winning choreography from the duo’s groundbreaking musical (1957) and film. PBT also debuts in Robbins’ first ballet and claim to fame: Fancy Free (1944), an early Bernstein collaboration that inspired the Broadway hit On the Town. Rounding out the program is a more rarely seen Robbins masterwork: his classical In the Night (1940), which sets romantic pas de deux for three couples to four Chopin nocturnes.


San Francisco Ballet

Robbins: Ballet & Broadway

Our all-Robbins program celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein with four iconic works: Fancy Free, a high-spirited story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City; the otherworldly, pensive Opus 19/The Dreamer; the electrifying and brilliantly ferocious The Cage; and Other Dances, a gorgeous, lyrical duet set to Chopin’s piano music.


New York Theatre Ballet

Harkness Dance Festival 2018: A Centennial Celebration of Jerome Robbins

NYTB returns to 92Y and the Harkness Dance Festival on March 16 & 17 with A Centennial Celebration of Jerome Robbins, an American Genius, featuring his rarely seen works, Rondo (1980), Septet (1982) and Concertino (1982).


Stuttgarter Ballett

Choreographies by Jerome Robbins and John Cranko
January 13, 2018

Miami City Ballet

All Robbins Program
January 12, 2018

HLPC Cultural Medallion Program

October 10, 2017

New York has been at the forefront of highlighting its rich cultural, economic, political and social history. More than 15 years ago, the not-for-profit Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, under the leadership of its chair, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, created this Cultural Medallion program.

It was initiated to create a sense of pride in history and of place among New Yorkers and visitors, to document significant individuals, and notable occurrences related to the City’s cultural, economic, political, and social history.

Cultural Medallions are placed on buildings associated with distinguished New Yorkers involved in the arts, sciences, the law, business, education, sports and politics. The elegant oval terra-cotta, black and white plaques recognize that history is about more than bricks and mortar, but what people accomplished under the city’s roofs that truly matters. “Not only do they help bring history alive,” Diamonstein-Spielvogel says of the medallions, “they’re meant to remind people of how New York became as rich and vital, as energetic and dynamic as it is. They’re also meant to inspire you in your own life. This program is honoring the past and, we are, I hope, motivating people in the future.”


Staatsoper Hamburg

Chopin Dances: Two Ballets by Jerome Robbins
September 17, 2017