Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the NYPL

From the Horse’s Mouth celebrates The 75th Anniversary

of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library


at The Theater at the 14th Street Y – November 6 – 10, 2019


In celebration of 75 years of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library, From the Horse’s Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to the history of this storied institution and the establishment of its international dance archives.  Rare film footage, videos and multimedia will enhance this edition of From the Horse’s Mouth and its unique blend of movement and storytelling, this time featuring the artists, friends and NYPL luminaries who have preserved the world’s preeminent collection of dance materials, film and artifacts



Thursday, November 7 @ 7:30pm (followed by a reception with the cast.)

Friday, November 8 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, November 9 @ 3pm – (Matinee at a special price, free with Student ID)

Saturday, November 9 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, November 10 @ 3pm.



PANEL DISCUSSION – Wed, Nov. 6 @ 3pm Jerome Robbins Dance Division Today & Tomorrow” with current and past staff of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION – Fri, Nov. 8 @ “From Notation to Creation” by Elizabeth McPherson




$35 General Admission

$25 seniors

$20 Students


Special Ticket Pricing:

  • Wednesday, 11/6 at 3pm: $10 – Panel Discussion “Jerome Robbins Dance Division Today & Tomorrow” with current and past staff of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
  • Friday, 11/8 at 3pm: $10 – Lecture/Demonstration “From Notation to Creation” by Elizabeth McPherson
  • Saturday Matinee, 11/9 at 3pm: Special Price $10. Free with student ID.

General 14Y Information: 212-780-0800



The weekend celebration, November 6 through November 10th, will include five performances of From the Horse’s Mouth at the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Dancers, musicians, historians and choreographers will participate in this special showcase presentation. Performances will take place on Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30pm and on Nov. 10 at 3pm. There will also be a matinee, a new initiative at a special price, on Sat., Nov. 9 at 3pm.


The From the Horse’s Mouth celebration of The Jerome Robbins Dance Division will also include a panel discussion with current and past staff of the Dance Division on Wed., Nov. 6 (3pm),  and a lecture/demonstration by the Dance Notation Bureau, From Notation to Creation, on Fri., Nov. 8 (3pm).



From The Horse’s Mouth, now in its 21st season, is a celebratory multi-disciplinary dance/theater production acknowledged for its meaningful storytelling and exceptional dancing. Each FTHM chapter is a unique and special “one-time only” legacy based theatrical event.


The New York Public Library’s Dance Division has in the 75 years since its creation become the world’s preeminent collection of dance research materials. Originally called the Dance Collection and housed at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street, The Dance Division was renamed in honor of Jerome Robbins—one its greatest supporters—in 1999. The Division not only houses its namesake’s vast collection, but is the leading international repository for the history of dance, with documentation that dates back to 1453 and representation for dance of all styles from around the world. The archive includes irreplaceable film that dates back to 1897, unique designs by visual artists, choreographic notation, photographs, manuscript collections, shoes and many more examples of ephemera. When taken together, these materials provide the opportunity to fleetingly recapture the most elusive of the performing arts.


CAST: Arthur Aviles, Emma Rose Brown, Diana Byer, Yoshiko Chuma, Ze-eva Cohen, Alberto Del Saz, Joan Finkelstein, Julia Foulkes, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Joseph Houseal, Tanisha Jones, Deborah Jowitt, Phyllis Lamhut, Kathleen Leary, Cassie Mey, Jennifer Muller, Linda Murray, Daisy Pommer, Rajika Puri, Charles Reinhardt, Henning Rübsam, Magda Saleh, Carlotta Santana, Margo Sappington, Jan Schmidt, Alice Standin, Tony Waag, Theara Ward, Lynne Weber, William Whitener, Arlene Yu *Cast subject to change



From The Horse’s Mouth Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center is Co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y.




Created by Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham, this celebratory dance/theater experience has received standing ovations and rave reviews across the United States and Canada for its captivating story-telling and exceptional dancing.


Over the past 21 years From the Horse’s Mouth has been presented in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Boston, and Toronto, as well as Jacob’s Pillow and the American Dance Festival. To date over 1,000 dancers, from ages 13 to 94, have participated, including Mary Anthony, Brenda Bufalino, Roxane Butterfly, Jane Comfort, Grover Dale, Gemze de Lappe, Carmen de Lavallade, David Dorfman, Viola Farber, John Jasperse, Kwikstep & Rokafella, Carol Lawrence, Yvonne Rainer, Gus Solomons Jr and Martine van Hamel.


“Heightened emotions and serendipitous dance moments mingle with belly laughs and bittersweet anecdotes.” —Los Angeles Times


“Like dying and going to dancer’s heaven.” —The New York Times




To book From the Horse’s Mouth, please contact
Victor Gotesman at The Center for Creative Resources.
Tel. 212.864.7827

What’s New

Founder Tina Croll performed at Joyce Soho on June 25-27th.