Centennial Celebration of centennial of the birth of choreographer and educator Alwin Nikolais
2010 is the centennial of the birth of choreographer and educator Alwin Nikolais. Special events and performances are scheduled around the country, including a Fall exhibition at New York Public Library for The Performing Arts. Claudia Gitelman will help the library staff to curate. "Performance" will be the unifying concept of the exhibition. Costumes, lights, sound and objects perform with dancers in Nikolais's multi-sensory choreography. Artifacts will be drawn from the Music Division, Billy Rose Theatre Division, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, and Rogers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound as well as from other institutions in the U.S. and abroad.