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 Series I: Professional Photographs, 1937-1994 and n.d. Table of Contents Sub-series 2 - Theatrical Productions, 1937-1991 and n.d.

Robbins (Jerome) Photographs, ca. 1890-1990

- Series Descriptions/Container List
- Series I: Professional Photographs, 1937-1994 and n.d.
- Sub-series 1 - Ballet Productions, 1941-1994 and n.d.

Sub-series 1 - Ballet Productions, 1941-1994 and n.d.


27 boxes
Arrangement: Alphabetical
The photographs are arranged by show and thereunder chronologically by performance of that particular ballet under the name of the company presenting the ballet. The number after P in the finding aid for ballet productions refers to a specific photograph as each photograph have been numbered individually. An image-by-image list is provided in the box itself at the beginning of each ballet production. All performers appearing in the photographs for that particular show are mentioned in the finding aid, as well as any other person appearing in the photograph, most often Jerome Robbins himself if the photographs were taken during rehearsals. All known photographers are mentioned in the finding aid and it is a thorough cross-section of dance and theatrical photographers active during this period. Martha Swope is used extensively for the New York City Ballet productions, for both rehearsal and performance photographs.

The ballet photographs represent Jerome Robbins' varied career in dance from his early days as a performer through his long association with the New York City Ballet. Particularly well represented are his works from the late sixties (starting with Dances at a Gathering, 1969) to the early eighties with NYCB, although such early significant works with this company such as Afternoon with a Faun, 1953, featuring Tanaquil Le Clercq and Francisco Moncion, The Cage, 1951, with Nora Kaye and Nichalos Magallanes, and The Concert, 1956, are represented. All of his major works are represented. Goldberg Variations, 1971, and Watermill, 1972, fill out multiple boxes in the collection and the photographs for these particular pieces are arranged in the order in which the ballets themselves were performed. Robbins' early work with Ballet Theatre is also featured, notable particularly for his photographs as a performer in Summer Day, 1947, Three Virgins and a Devil, 1941, (including prints of Carl Van Vechten photographs), and Facsimile, 1946, which represents his work with both as a performer and a choreographer. Fancy Free, 1944, which launched his career as a theatrical choreographer of note and began his long association with Leonard Bernstein, is one of the best represented of this Ballet Theatre ballets among the professional photographs. Robbins' later work with Opéra de Paris in the late eighties and early nineties is in evidence through performance photographs. Other companies that performed Jerome Robbins' ballets include such diverse companies as Australian Ballet, Bat Sheva Dance Company, Harkness Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet, all represented in this collection. The production photographs of the ballet company Robbins created, Ballets: U.S.A., are not found in this sub-series but are located in the sub-series Companies.


Afternoon of a Faun, 1953-1980

Box 1 - P 1 - 24
New York City Ballet, 1953
Photographs feature Tanaquil Le Clercq, Francisco Moncion, Jerome Robbins, and includes contact sheets. Photographers include Fred Fehl.

Box 1 - P 25 - 29
Royal Ballet, 1971
Photographs feature Anthony Dowell and Antoinette Sibley. Photographed by Leslie E. Spatt.

Box 1 - P 30 - 36
La Scala, 1980
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and La Scala statuary.

Box 1 - P 1 - 2
Age of Anxiety , 1950-1983
Photographs feature Todd Bolender, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Jerome Robbins, and Roy Tobias. Photographers include Carolyn George.


Antique Epigraphs ,1984

Box 2 - P 1 - 58
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Helene Alexopoulos, Maria Calegari, Florence Fitzgerald, Victoria Hall, Jerri Kumery, Kyra Nichols, Jerome Robbins, Stephanie Saland, and Simone Schumacher, includes both performance and rehearsal shots. Photographed by Steven Caras, Paul Kolnik, and Martha Swope.

Box 2 - P 1 - 3
Bourée Fantasque, 1949
Photographs feature Herbert Bliss, André Eglevsky, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Nicholas Magallanes, Janet Reed, and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Fred Fehl.


The Cage, 1951 n.d.

Box 2 - P 1 - 9
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Nora Kaye, Nicholas Magallanes, Michael Maule, and Yvonne Mounsey. Photographers include Walter E. Owen.

Box 2 - P 10
n.d.
Photograph features George Balanchine, surrounded by Cage dancers.


Celebration: Art of the Pas de Deux, 1973

Box 3 - P 1 - 64
Spoleto Festival
Photographs feature Jean - Pierre Bonnefoux, Paolo Bortoluzzi, Muzafar Bourkhanov, Anthony Dowell, Carla Fracci, Patricia McBride, Jerome Robbins, Antoinette Sibley, Malika Subirova, Helgi Tomasson, and Violette Verdy. Photographers include De Luria and Lionello Fabbri.


Chansons Madecasses, 1975

Box 3 - P 1 - 5
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Debra Austin, Hermes Condé, Patricia McBride, and Helgi Tommasson. Photographed by Martha Swope.


Circus Polka, 1972

Box 4 - P 1 - 40
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and the students of the School of American Ballet. Photographed by Martha Swope.


The Concert, 1956 - 1979

Box 5 - P 1 - 57
New York City Ballet, 1956 n.d.
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and dancers. Photographers include Fred Fehl, Foto Kiehl, and Marha Swope

Box 5 - P 58 - 64
Australian Ballet Company, 1979
Photographs feature Penelope Briffa, Kevin Coe, Marilyn Rowe, Kim Traynor, and Ken Traynor. Photograhed by Branco Gaica.

Box 5 - P 65 - 99
unidentified production, 1979
Photographs are blurry.

Box 5 - P 100 - 110
Opéra de Paris, 1992
Photographs include Pierre Darde, Lionel Delanoë, Isabelle Guerin, Gil Isoart, Sandrine Marache, Eric Qulleré, and Nathalie Rique. Photographed by Jacques Moatti and Rodolphe Torette.


Dance in America, 1978

Box 5 - P 1 - 3
PBS Television
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins. Photographed by Ken Diego.


Dances at a Gathering, 1969

Box 6 - P 1 - 83
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Anthony Blum, John Clifford, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Sara Leland, Allegra Kent, Gelsey Kirkland, Robert Maiorano, Peter Martins, Kay Mazzo, Patricia McBride, John Prinz, Jerome Robbins, Martha Swope, Violette Verdy, and Edward Villella, all taken during rehearsals. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 7 - P 1 - 43
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Anthony Blum, John Clifford, Allegra Kent, Sara Leland, Robert Maiorano, Kay Mazzo, Patricia McBride, John Prinz, Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, and Edward Villella, in performance. Photographed by Martha Swope

Box 8 - P 1 - 85
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Anthony Blum, John Clifford, Allega Kent, Sara Leland, Robert Maiorano, Kay Mazzo, Patricia McBride, John Prinz, Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, and Edward Villella. Photographed by Fred Fehl.

Box 8 - P 86 - 91
Saratoga, 1970
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and Helgi Tomasson. Photographed by Bob Mayette.

Box 8 - P 92 - 120
Royal Ballet, 1970
Photographs feature Michael Coleman, Laura Connor, Anthony Dowell, Ann Jenner, Jonathan Kelly, Monica Mason, Rudolf Nureyev, Lynn Seymour, Antoinette Sibley, and David Wall, two photographs signed by the cast. Photographers include Anthony Crickmay, Stuart Robinson, Leslie E. Spatt, and Rosemary Winckley.

Box 8 - P 121 - 132
Opéra de Paris, 1991 - 1993
Photographs include Carole Arbo, Kader Belarbi, Lionel Delanoë, Véronique Doisneau, Fanny Gaïda, Manuel Legris, Jean - Yves Lormeau, Monique Loudiéres, Marie - Claude Pietragalla, Elisabeth Platel, Eric Quilleré, Jerome Robbins, and Wilfried Romoli. Photographs by Jacques Moatti.

Box 9 - P 1 - 4
Dream, n.d.
Photographs feature members of the cast. Photographed by Harry Blaine


Dumbarton Oaks, 1972

Box 9 - P 1 - 33
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Merrill Ashley, Tracy Bennet, Anthony Blum, Stephen Caras, Victor Castelli, Richard Dryden, Susan Erlon, Renée Estópinal, Allegra Kent, Colleen Neary, Christine Redpath, David Richardson, Jerome Robbins, Margaret Spohn, and Nolan T'Sani. Photographed by Martha Swope.


Dybbuk, 1974

Box 10 - P 1 - 80
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Leonard Bernstein, Victor Castelli, Hermes Condé, Christine Conrad, Bart Cook, Patricia McBride, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, and Heather Watts, includes both performance and gala. Photographers include Carolyn George, Henry Grossman, and Martha Swope.


Eight Lines, 1985

Box 11 - P 1 - 11
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Jean Pierre Frohlich, Kyra Nichols, and Jerome Robbins, includes contact sheets. Photographed by Martha Swope.


Facsimile, 1946

Box 11 - P 1 - 29
Ballet Theatre
Photographs features Nora Kaye, John Kriza, Hugh Laing, and Jerome Robbins in performance and outside stage door, includes a slide of the set designed by Oliver Smith. Photographers include Fred Fehl and George Karger.


Fancy Free, 1944 - 1981

Box 12 - P 1 - 74
Ballet Theatre, 1944
Photographs feature Muriel Bentley, Leonard Berstein, Rex Cooper, Shirley Eckl, Sol Hurok, John Kriza, Harold Lang, Janet Reed, and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Constantine Photo, Fred Fehl, Graphic House, and Richard Tucker

Box 12 - P 75
American Ballet Theatre, 1975
Photograph features Buddy Bolaugh, Fernando Bujones, Terry Orr, and Jerome Robbins. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 12 - P 76 - 79
Kennedy Honors, 1981
Photographs feature Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jean Pierre Frohlich, Peter Martins, and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Carolyn George and Martha Swope.


Fanfare, 1953

Box 12 - P 1 - 7
New York City Ballet
Photographed by Fred Fehl.


Festival of Jerome Robbins' Ballets, 1990

Box 13 - P 1 - 2
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Darci Kistler, Robert La Fosse, Jerome Robbins, and Damian Woetzel. Photographed by Martha Swope.


Firebird, 1949-1970

Box 13 - P 1
New York City Ballet, 1949
Photographed by Fred Fehl.

Box 13 - P 2 - 48
New York City Ballet, 1970
Photographs feature George Balanchine, Jacques D'Amboise, Gloria Gavrin, Barbara Karinska, Jerome Robbins, and Paul Sackett. Photographed by Martha Swope.


Four Bagatelles, 1974

Box 13 - P 1 - 4
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Jean - Pierre Bonnefoux, Gelsey Kirkland, and Jerome Robbins. Photographed by Ted Leyson.


Four Seasons, 1979

Box 13 - P 1 - 18
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature cast and Jerome Robbins, most images are blurry.


Gala Performance, 1941

Box 13 - P 1
Ballet Theatre
Photograph features Karen Conrad, Dwight Godwin, Miriam Golden, Nora Kaye, Hugh Laing, Richard Reed, Jerome Robbins, Donald Saddler, and Antony Tudor. Photographed by Andre Kertesz.


Gershwin Concerto, 1982

Box 13 - P 1 - 2
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Maria Calegari, Frances Gershwin, Darci Kistler, Jerome Robbins, and Mel A. Tomlinson. Photographed by Carolyn George.


Glass Pieces, 1993

Box 13 - P 1 - 3
Opéra de Paris
Photographs include Kader Belarbi, Jean - Marie Didière, Agnès Letestu, Laurent Novis, and Marie - Claude Pietragalla. Photographed by Jacques Moatti.


Goldberg Variations, 1971

Box 14 - P 1 - 36
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Anthony Blum, Susan Hendl, Peter Martins, Patricia McBride, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, and Karin von Aroldingen, all taken during rehearsals and includes contact sheets. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 15 - P 1 - 80
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature John Clifford, Renée Estópinal, Gelsey Kirkland, Sara Leland, Robert Maiorano, Christine Redpath, Michael Steele, Robert Weiss, and Bruce Wells, Variations 1 - 15 arranged in performance order. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 16 - P 1 - 101
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Karin von Aroldingen, Merrill Ashley, Anthony Blum, Gordon Boelzner, Victor Castelli, John Clifford, Renée Estópinal, Susan Hendl, Gelsey Kirkland, Deborah Koolish, Sara Leland, Robert Maiorano, Peter Martins, Patricia McBride, Jerome Robbins, Helgi Tomasson, Robert Weiss, and Bruce Wells, Variations 16 - 30, arranged in performance order, and other miscellaneous photographs. Photographed by Martha Swope.


The Guests, 1949

Box 17 - P 1 - 33
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Nicholas Magallanes, Francisco Moncion, Jerome Robbins, and Maria Tallchief. Photographers include Fred Fehl and Hope Sheridan.


Helen of Troy, 1942

Box 17 - P 1 - 5
Ballet Theatre
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins, Bonwit Teller window displays with a model of Jerome Robbins' Hermes. Photographers include Worsinger Photo.


I'm Old Fashioned, 1983

Box 17 - P 1 - 4
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Bart Cook, Sean Lavery, Kyra Nichols, and Heather Watts, and Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth from a motion picture still and in the background on stage. Photographers include Martha Swope.


In G Major, 1975-1991

Box 17 - P 1 - 3
New York City Ballet, 1975
Photographs feature Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins.

Box 17 - P 4
Opéra de Paris, 1991
Photograph includes Carole Arbo and Laurent Hillaire. Photographed by Jacques Moatti. Ballet called En Sol in Paris.


In Memory Of..., 1985 - 1986

Box 18 - P 1 - 3
New York City Ballet, 1985
Photographs feature Suzanne Farrell and Jerome Robbins. Photographed by Steven Cara.

Box 18 - P 4 - 24
Opéra de Paris, 1986
Photographs feature Rudolf Nureyev and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Rodolphe Torette.


In the Night, 1970 - 1991

Box 18 - P 1 - 36
New York City Ballet, 1970
Photographs feature Anthony Blum, Kay Mazzo, Peter Martins, Patricia McBride, Francisco Moncion, and Violette Verdy, includes a contact sheet. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 18 - P 37 - 39
Australian Ballet, 1985
Photographs feature Steven Heatchcote and Lisa Pavane. Photographs by Branco Gaica.

Box 18 - P 41 - 41
Opéra de Paris, 1991
Photographs feature Manuel Legris, Monique Loudières, Marie - Claude Pietragalla, and Wilfried Romoli. Photographed by Jacques Moatti.


Interplay, 1945-1982

Box 18 - P 1 - 13
Concert Varieties, 1945
Photographs feature Harold Lang, John Kriza, and Janet Reed. Photographed by Fred Fehl.

Box 18 - P 14 - 43
Ballet Theatre, 1945
Photographs feature Muriel Bentley, Melissa Hayden, John Kriza, Harold Lang, and Janet Reed. Photographers include Fred Fehl and Alfredo Valente.

Box 18 - P 44
New York City Ballet, 1982
Photograph features Christopher D'Amboise and Alexia Hess. Photographed by Carolyn George


Jones Beach, 1952

Box 18 - P 1
New York City Ballet
Photograph features Jerome Robbins and Maria Tallchief during Holland tour.


Lilac Garden, n.d.

Box 18 - P 1
Ballet Theatre
Photograph features Nora Kaye and Antony Tudor. Photographed by Fred Fehl.


Moves, 1969

Box 19 - P 1 - 3
Bat Sheva Dance Company
Photographed by Mula and Haramaty.


N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, 1969

Box 19 - P 1 - 4
Harkness Ballet
Photographs feature cast.


Les Noces, 1965-1969

Box 19 - P 1 - 51
American Ballet Theatre, 1965
Photographs feature Leonard Bernstein, William Glassman, Bruce Marks, Erin Martin, Jerome Robbins, Oliver Smith, Sallie Wilson, and Patricia Zipprodt, includes contact sheets of rehearsals and performance. Photographed by Jack Mitchell.

Box 19 - P 52 - 62
Royal Swedish Ballet, 1969
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and dancers. Photographed by Enar Merkel Rydberg.


The Nutcracker, 1983

Box 20 - P 1 - 27
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Nina Bachinska, Max Blechman, Richard Dryden, Suzanne Farrell, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Edward I. Koch, Peter Martins, Laurence Matthews, Jerome Robbins, Lauren Villella, Lily Nell Warren, and Matthew Usman Webber, celebrating the 1,000th performance. Photographers include Steven Caras, Fred Fehl, Paul Kolnik, and Martha Swope.


On Stage!, 1945

Box 20 - P 1
Ballet Theatre
Photograph features John Kriza and Janet Reed. Photographed by Studio 5.


Orpheus, 1974

Box 20 - P 1
Opéra de Paris
Photograph features George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.


Other Dances, 1976-1980

Box 21 - P 1 - 16
Star Spangled Gala for the Library for the Performing Arts, 1976
Photographs feature Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, and Jerome Robbins in contact sheets. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 21 - P 17 - 19
White House, 1979
Photographs feature Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jimmy Carter, and Jerome Robbins, signed by Carter, from "Baryshnikov at the White House" television program. Photographs include official White House photographs.

Box 21 - P 20 - 22
PBS Dance in America, 1980
Photographs feature Mikhail Baryshnikov, Natalia Makarova, and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Jack Vartoogian.

Box 21 - P 1
Pas de Quatre, n.d.
Photograph features Alicia Alonso, Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, and Mia Slavenska, as featured on the television programBell Telephone Hour.


Pas de Trois, 1947

Box 21 - P 1 - 25
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Photographs feature Anton Dolin, André Eglevsky, Rosella Hightower, and Alicia Markova. Photographed by Fred Fehl.


Petrouchka , 1942

Box 21 - P 1 - 10
Ballet Theatre
Photographs feature Lucia Chase and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Fred Fehl.


Pied Piper, 1951

Box 21 - P 1 - 3
New York City Ballet
Photographed by Fred Fehl.


Pulcinella, 1972

Box 22 - P 1 - 49
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Michael Arshansky, George Balanchine, Francisco Moncion, Shaun O'Brien, Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, and Edward Villella, all taken during rehearsals. Photographers include Martha Swope.

Box 23 - P 1 - 59
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature George Balanchine, Eugene Berman, Robert Irving, Shaun O'Brien, Jerome Robbins, Violette Verdy, and Edward Villella, all taken during performance. Photographers include Martha Swope.


Quartet, 1954

Box 24 - P 1 - 5
New York City Ballet
Photographed by Fred Fehl.


Requiem Canticles, 1972-1974

Box 24 - P 1 - 40
New York City Ballet, 1972
Photographs feature Merrill Ashley, Susan Hendl, Robert Maiorano, and Bruce Wells. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 24 - P 41 - 58
Bayerischen Staatsoper - Munich, 1974
Photographs feature Conrad Bukes, Genevieve Chaussat, Konstanze Vernon, and Frederic Werner. Photographers include Anne Kirchbach, Oda Sternberg, and Sabine Toepffer.

Box 24 - P 1
Romeo and Juliet, n.d.
Photograph features Antony Tudor rehearsing in Los Angeles.


Russian Soldier, 1942

Box 24 - P 1 - 5
Ballet Theatre
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins.

Box 24 - P 1 - 14
Scherzo Fantastique, 1972
Photographed by Martha Swope.


Summer Day, 1947

Box 25 - P 1 - 9
Ballet Theatre
Photographs feature Annabelle Lyon and Jerome Robbins. Photographed by Graphic House.


Three Virgins and a Devil, 1941

Box 25 - P 1 - 11
Ballet Theatre
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Louis Mélançon and Carl Van Vechten.


Three - Cornered Hat, 1943

Box 25 - P 1
Ballet Theatre
Photograph features Jerome Robbins.


Tricolore, 1978

Box 25 - P 1 - 2
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Jerome Robbins and his dog at rehearsals. Photographed by Delia Peters.


Two & Three Part Inventions, 1994

Box 25 - P 1 - 15
School of American Ballet
Photographs feature Kristina Fernandez, Alex Ketley, Amaur Lebrun, Riolama Lorenzo, Benjamin Millepied, Elaine Munier, and Jerome Robbins. Photographers include Paul Kolnik.


Tyl Ulenspiegel, 1951

Box 25 - P 1 - 16
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Frank Hobi, Brooke Jackson, Jerome Robbins, Ruth Sobotka, and Beatrice Tompkins. Photographers include Fred Fehl, Milton - Pippin, Walter E. Owen, and Partican Pictures.


Watermill, 1972

Box 26 - P 1 - 65
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Bart Cook, Penny Dudleston, Jean Pierre Frohlich, Robert Maiorano, and Edward Villella, all photographs arranged in performance order over two volumes. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 27 - P 1 - 74
New York City Ballet
Photographs feature Merrill Ashley, Hermes Condé, Penny Dudleston, Jean Pierre Frohlich, and Edward Villella, all photographs arranged in performance order over two volumes. Photographed by Martha Swope.

Box 27 - P 1
Unidentified ballet, n.d.


 Series I: Professional Photographs, 1937-1994 and n.d. Table of Contents Sub-series 2 - Theatrical Productions, 1937-1991 and n.d.