Twenty-six former and current performers with the New York City Ballet who worked with the choreographer Jerome Robbins will share this year’s award for excellence in dance from his foundation.
The Jerome Robbins Awards are to be presented by Chita Rivera, who collaborated with Robbins on the original production of “West Side Story.”
Robbins, who died in 1998, established his foundation in 1970 to support all aspects of dance and theater. Past recipients have usually been individuals, including the lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, the director Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The ceremony will be hosted by New York City Ballet at the David H. Koch Theater on September 30. – NYTimes.com