Jerome Robbins – Greatness In The Shadow Of Greatness

Robbins spent 30 years of his life working with Balanchine’s NY City Ballet. “This kept him in Balanchine’s shadow, but on the whole he loved and revered that shadow. It is hard to think of any world-famous artist in history working as Robbins chose to: as great a celebrity as Balanchine or more so, and much wealthier, he used the dancers Balanchine had trained, he used ballet technique as Balanchine had developed it, and his ballets were performed in a repertory that was dominated by Balanchine’s.”