Dance Index

The journal Dance Index was founded by Lincoln Kirstein in 1942. Over the following seven years, 56 issues were published, presenting original scholarship on a wide range of dance subjects. In the spirit of its predecessor, the new Dance Index examines the multi-dimensional richness and diversity of the world of dance. Its intention is to surprise and excite a general audience with a new level of understanding and appreciation of the real and critical importance of dance in contemporary culture. 

New Issue

Jerome Robbins, Dancer

by Gregory Victor


No. 1, Spring 2018

ISBN: 978-0-87130-076-8

32 pages, 23 illustrations


With this second issue of the new Dance Index, presenting Gregory Victor’s “Jerome Robbins, Dancer,” readers will understand the essential role that Robbins played as a dancer, and how his complete immersion in several disciplines of dance informed his creative work for the stage as a director and a choreographer. With Robbins the dancer, anything was possible. His tenderness, musicality, expressiveness, humor, and physicality leap off the pages here, as they did in the hundreds of live performances that comprised his dancing career. Dancing was an essential part of his being, his first calling, and his longest commitment.

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