The Robbins Rights Trust was established to license and protect the artistic works of Jerome Robbins.
The Robbins Rights Trust was established in 1999 to license, foster and promote the artistic work of Jerome Robbins. Through the artistic guidance of an Advisory Committee established by Mr. Robbins, approved ballet companies may engage repetiteurs to restage Mr. Robbins’ ballets. The Trust also oversees the licensing of Mr. Robbins’ work for the theatrical stage.
Companies who wish to license ballets by Jerome Robbins should submit requests in writing by mail or e-mail. Please indicate the ballet(s) in which you are interested, when you would like to rehearse and perform them, and how long a license you are seeking. Information on your company — such as number of dancers, size of theater, whether performances are to tape or orchestra should also be included. If the Committee is not familiar with your company, we may ask that you send a videotape or arrange for a member of the Committee to see your company. If you are not certain which ballet to request, the Committee can make recommendations based on the size and make-up of the company. Ballet schools, conservatories, and other educational institutions interested in utilizing excerpts of Jerome Robbins’ ballets or using a ballet as a teaching tool must also obtain permission from the Trust. While the Trust does not license ballets to educational institutions for performance to the general public, we will consider class use, workshops and similar situations.
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