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Additional title: Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Martins, Peter, 1946- (Dancer)
Lüders, Adam (Dancer)
Aroldingen, Karin von, 1941- (Dancer)
Fleming, Christopher (Dancer)
Hall, Victoria (Dancer)
Sackett, Paul (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 (Designer)
Bates, Ronald (Lighting designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1982-06-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8988
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3542 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater on June 19, 1982 (matinee).
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Balanchine. Music: Igor Stravinsky. Scenery/costumes: Isamu Noguchi. Lighting: Ronald Bates.
Performers: Performed by members of the New York City Ballet: Peter Martins (Orpheus), Adam Lüders (Dark Angel), Karin von Aroldingen (Eurydice), Christopher Fleming (Apollo), Paul Sackett (Pluto), Bruce Padgett (satyr), Victoria Hall (leader of the bacchantes), and others. New York City Ballet Orchestra conducted by Robert Irving.
Content: First 4 min. of tape depict views of the auditorium.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (37 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936024203-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174772
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 23191950-8044-0135-0d5e-06be743ba535
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1982: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Orpheus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 2, 2023.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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