PBS American Masters

Season 23 Episode 1

Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Feb 18, 2009 on PBS
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Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About
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The work of the American dance pioneer and choreographer who brought ballet techniques to the Broadway stage is explored.

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      • Robbins re-filmed so many performances of the dance numbers for the screen version of West Side Story that he was eventually fired for taking that part of the production far over time and budget.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Arthur Laurents (stage writer, librettist): It was like an American dream come true....particularly as an American kid doing a European artform.

    • NOTES (2)

      • This episode was submitted as an example for American Masters' 2009 Emmy Award (Outstanding Non-Fiction Series). It won a Peabody Award as well.

      • This two hour installment features on-camera commentary by personalities such as Stephen Sondheim, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Chita Rivera, and Jacques D'Amboise.

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