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I'm old fashioned [Close shot]
Additional title: Variations on I'm old fashioned (Choreographic work : Robbins)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Lopez, Lourdes. (Dancer)
Calegari, Maria. (Dancer)
Alexopoulos, Helene. (Dancer)
La Fosse, Robert. (Dancer)
Soto, Jock. (Dancer)
Woetzel, Damian. (Dancer)
Astaire, Fred. (Dancer)
Hayworth, Rita (Dancer)
Kern, Jerome (Composer)
Raset, Val. (Choreographer)
Klotz, Florence. (Costume designer)
Bates, Ronald. (Lighting designer)
Millard, Jay. (Videographer)
Robbins, Jerome. (Choreographer)
Gould, Morton (Composer)
New York City Ballet

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

A Festival of Jerome Robbins' Ballets, June 5, 1990 - June 17, 1990

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990-06-05 - 1990-06-17
Place: New York State Theater, New York, NY
Date Issued: 1990
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2510B
Robbins, Jerome
New York City Ballet
Filmed dance
Subtitled The Astaire variations. Videotaped in performance for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts, at New York State Theater, New York, on June 7, 1990, during the New York City Ballet's Festival of Jerome Robbins' Ballets. Close shot version; for wide shot, see *MGZIC 9-2510A.
Choreography: Jerome Robbins. Music: Morton Gould, based on a theme by Jerome Kern. Costumes: Florence Klotz. Lighting: Ronald Bates.
Performed by members of the New York City Ballet: Lourdes Lopez, Maria Calegari, Heléne Alexopoulos, Robert La Fosse, Jock Soto, Damian Woetzel, with Allison Brown, Antonia Franceschi, Tatiana Garcia-Stefanovich, Margo Krody, Monique Meunier, Gretchen Patchell, Teresa Reyes, Jenifer Ringer, Melissa Walter, Charles Anderson, Paul Boos, Cornel Crabtree, Espen Giljane, Arch Higgins, Robert Lyon, Nilas Martins, William Otto, Peter Stark. New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by Hugo Fiorato.
SUMMARY: A dance from Columbia Pictures' You were never lovelier (1942) provides the ballet's theme. Choreographed by Fred Astaire and Val Raset to music by Jerome Kern, it is performed in a b&w film clip by Astaire and Rita Hayworth. The ballet's variations, choreographed by Robbins to music by Gould, are danced on stage by the New York City Ballet.
Physical Description
Video recordings
Extent: 1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170263~S1
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36fcdcb0-7788-0130-493d-3c075448cc4b
Copyright Notice
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Item timeline of events

  • 1990: Issued
  • 1990: Created (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "I'm old fashioned [Close shot]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990 - 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "I'm old fashioned [Close shot]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 20, 2018.

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I'm old fashioned [Close shot]