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Monumentum pro Gesualdo
Additional title: Monumentum pro Gesualdo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- (Dancer)
Lavery, Sean (Dancer)
Gesualdo, Carlo, principe di Venosa, approximately 1560-1613 (Composer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980-02-12
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7001
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1790 (former)
Filmed dance
Content: Recorded at New York State Theater, New York, on February 12, 1980. Onstage rehearsal in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Balanchine. Music: Igor Stravinsky (three madrigals by Gesualdo di Venosa recomposed for instruments).
Performers: Danced by members of the New York City Ballet: Suzanne Farrell, Sean Lavery, and ensemble.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (18 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
The ballet is danced twice. During much of the first section of the first run-through, the camera focuses on the offstage pianist rather than on the dancers.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906021174-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168771
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d1964e20-7b87-0135-7f2b-55b873f090ed
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  • 1980: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Monumentum pro Gesualdo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980). Monumentum pro Gesualdo Retrieved from

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Monumentum pro Gesualdo