The 2016 Jerome Robbins Award will be presented to choreographic artist Stefanie Batten Bland and Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers at the Baryshnikov Arts Center November 7 at an invitation‐only performance beginning at 6:30 PM.
“For the excellence that they have demonstrated through their work, the directors of The Jerome Robbins Foundation are honored to acknowledge Stefanie Batten Bland and Alex Timbers with the Jerome Robbins Award,” said Allen Greenberg, president of the Foundation.
In 1970, Robbins established The Jerome Robbins Foundation with the intent to support dance, theatre and their associative arts.
Ellen Sorrin, vice‐president of the Foundation, added, “Alex Timbers is part of a new generation of writers/directors who pushes the boundaries of subject matter and artistic content. His work on and Off‐Broadway as well as his artistic leadership of the theatre company Les Freres Corbusier and his participation as a member of the creative team responsible for Mozart in the Jungle speak to his commitment to breaking new creative ground. We are honoring his fertile mind and his team approach to creating new work.”
Timbers’ Broadway credits include Rocky, Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Pee‐wee Herman Show. Bland is a 2016 Bessie Schonberg Fellow and the artistic director of Company SBB.