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Fancy free
Additional title: New York City Ballet in a rehearsal of Fancy free
Additional title: Robbins Ballet: Fancy free
Additional title: Fancy free (Choreographic work : Robbins)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Set designer)
Moredock, Richard (Instrumentalist)
Ohman, Frank (Dancer)
D'Amboise, Christopher (Dancer)
Fox, Timothy (Dancer)
Frohlich, Jean Pierre (Dancer)
Lopez, Lourdes (Dancer)
Saland, Stephanie (Dancer)
Fitzgerald, Florence (Dancer)
Amram Nowak Associates (Producer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-02-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7192
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-2164 Additional copy
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography by Jerome Robbins ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; [performed by] New York City Ballet.
Content: Additional title credits on DVD and edit master video.
Creation/production credits: A production of Amram Nowak Associates.
Creation/production credits: Set without backdrop by Oliver Smith.
Performers: Pianist, Richard Moredock.
Performers: Dancers, New York City Ballet (in order of appearance): Frank Ohman, Christopher d'Amboise, Timothy Fox, Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Lourdes Lopez, Stephanie Saland, Florence Fitzgerald.
Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal with piano at the New York State Theater, New York, N.Y. on Feb. 11, 1981.
Funding: The film of this work was made possible by the cooperation of the New York City Ballet and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Dance Collection, The New York Public Library.
Funding: We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the National Endownment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.
Biographical/historical: Premiere of Fancy free was on April 18, 1944.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19659525
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1faae060-f740-0130-6661-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fancy free" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Fancy free" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). Fancy free Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Fancy free