Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilègesAdditional title: Enfant et les sortilèges (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Ardolino, Emile (Director)Dunleavy, Rosemary (Commentator)Boelzner, Gordon (Instrumentalist)Aroldingen, Karin von, 1941-2018 (Dancer)Hunt, Karen (Dancer)Byars, Christopher (Performer)Freedman, Susan (Dancer)Tomlinson, Mel (Dancer)Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)New York City Ballet (Dancer)
New York City Ballet Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-02-10 - 1981-02-12
Table of ContentsRehearsal for Fire / recorded on February 10, 1981. Balanchine, assisted by Rosemary Dunleavy, rehearses Karin von Aroldingen in the role of Fire (ca. 62 min.). -- Continuation of rehearsal for Fire (ca. 26 min.) / Christopher Byars, who plays the title role of the child, briefly joins the rehearsal -- Rehearsal for the princess and the child (ca. 7 min.) / recorded on February 10, 1981. Balanchine blocks out movements for Karen Hunt as the princess and Byars -- Rehearsal for the Teapot and the Chinese Cup (ca. 25 min.) / recorded on February 11, 1981. Balanchine and Dunleavy work with Susan Freedman (Chinese Cup) and Mel Tomlinson (?) (Teapot). -- Continuation of rehearsal for the Teapot and the Chinese Cup (ca. 31 min.) -- Rehearsal for Fire and the child (ca. 14 min.) / recorded on February 12, 1981. Balanchine and Dunleavy work with von Aroldingen and Byars -- Rehearsal for the Teapot and the Chinese Cup (ca. 17 min.) / recorded on February 12, 1981. Balanchine works with Freedman, with Dunleavy standing in for the Teapot. -- Continuation of rehearsal for the Teapot and the Chinese Cup (ca. 31 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1670
TopicsChild dancersDance rehearsalsLiterature and danceBallet in televisionRavel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Enfant et les sortilègesRehearsalsUnedited footage
GenresVideo recordingsFilmed dance
NotesContent: Title from information provided by donor.Additional physical form: For the finished version of L'enfant et les sortilèges, reconceived for television by George Balanchine and directed by Emile Ardolino, see *MGZIC 9-513 The spellbound child.Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, with piano and recorded accompaniment, at New York State Theater, New York, on February 10, 11, and 12, 1981, by Emile Ardolino or his staff.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 4 videocassettes (U-matic) (212 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionCompilation of five rehearsals for the Dance in America program The spellbound child, first telecast on May 25, 1981. In addition to working with the dancers, choreographer George Balanchine occasionally confers with the television director Emile Ardolino (heard from off-camera) on camera angles and special effects.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13250869Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36437db0-f86d-0130-0388-3c075448cc4b
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