In honor of what would have been the late Tony winner’s 100th birthday, Bergasse will perform the opening of Robbins’ On The Town—the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York—in a routine specially choreographed for the Intrepid space. Following the performance, Bergasse will join Grover Dale (original West Side Story cast member and co-director of Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Amanda Green, (daughter of On The Town librettist Adloph Green), Daniel Ulbricht (principal dancer with the New York City Ballet), and moderator Amanda Vaill (author of Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins) for a panel discussion about the life and work of the master.
Bergasse earned Drama Desk and Tony nominations for his new choreography of the 2014 Broadway revival of On The Town, which also marked his Broadway choreographic debut.
The event is a component of Celebrating Jerome Robbins: From Street to Stage, supported by The Jerome Robbins Foundation. The New York State Council on the Arts, Governor Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature have also facilitated the evening with their support.
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