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Opening night
Additional title: Rodeo (Choreographic work : De Mille)
De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)
De Mille, Agnes (Interviewee)
Kostritzky, Olga (Interviewee)
Spassoff, Bojan (Interviewee)
Sarry, Christine (Dancer)
Guilford, Bill (Producer)
Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (Composer)
Ballet Oklahoma (Company) (Performer)

Agnes de Mille Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1982
Place: U.S.
Publisher: Cox Cable
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8571
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2243 (former)
Documentary films
Television programs
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Cox Cable ; directed by Paul R. Bean ; produced by Bill Guilford and Joan H. Young.
Performers: Host: Bill Guilford.
Venue: Produced by Cox Cable, Oklahoma City, and telecast on the series Opening night.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (26 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on Ballet Oklahoma's "Diamond Jubilee" evening, February 19, 1982, which featured Olga Kostritzky's Prince Igor, Bojan Spassoff's Diamonds, and Agnes de Mille's Rodeo. Includes interviews with Betty Price, assistant director of Oklahoma's State Arts Council; Gail Beals, president of Ballet Oklahoma's board of directors; and choreographers Kostritzky, Spassoff (also artistic director of Ballet Oklahoma), and de Mille, interspersed with dress rehearsal footage of the three ballets. Guest artist Christine Sarry performs the role of the Cowgirl in Rodeo.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926053896-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172517
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f25ba4a0-8a89-0135-18a2-77397b19ecaa
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Item timeline of events

  • 1982: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening night" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Opening night" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). Opening night Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Opening night