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West Side Story: Ivo van Hove

musical • art & artists • classic • creative process
  • Artist Talk
  • YouTube
  • Guggenheim New York
  • Free
The second we started doing just the moves I was completely mesmerised and thought this was going to be a totally different West Side Story than anyone’s ever seen before. And that was exciting to me. Being a young kid from New York City, growing up in Brooklyn, doing West Side Story was a dream, so doing it and revolutionising it to speak to the society of today is something that’s very special to me.
- Dharon E. Jones, actor

When the original production by Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim premiered on Broadway in 1957, it changed the face of American musical theater. More than sixty years later, Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove directs a new production that, for the first time ever in the United States, features all-new choreography by the internationally acclaimed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Prior to its opening, audience members were invited behind the scenes as van Hove, De Keersmaeker, Isaac Powell, and Dharon Jones participated in a moderated discussion with Peter Marks.

  • Duration
    47 minutes

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