Dance in America, American Ballet Theatre in Le corsaire

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Dance in America, American Ballet Theatre in Le corsaire
Additional title: American Ballet Theatre in Le corsaire
Additional title: Corsaire
Additional title: Corsair (Choreographic work : Sergeev, K after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Kent, Julie (Dancer)
Stiefel, Ethan (Dancer)
Corella, Ángel, 1975- (Dancer)
De Luz, Joaquin, 1976- (Dancer)
Herrera, Paloma (Dancer)
Malakhov, Vladimir, 1968- (Dancer)
Dunham, Christine (Dancer)
Owen, Michael (Dancer)
Konobeyeva, Oksana (Dancer)
Brown, Sandra (Dancer)
Murphy, Gillian (Dancer)
Molina, Carlos, dancer (Dancer)
McKenzie, Kevin (Host)
Florio, Ermanno (Conductor)
Radetsky, Sascha, 1977- (Commentator)
Richardson, David, 1943 Mar. 2- (Commentator)
Horowitz, Bruce A. H (Commentator)
Sergeev, K. M. (Konstantin Mikhailovich), 1910-1992 (Librettist)
Sergeev, K. M. (Konstantin Mikhailovich), 1910-1992 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Holmes, Anna-Marie (Restager)
Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856 (Composer)
Pugni, Cesare, 1802-1870 (Composer)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)
Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930 (Composer)
Von Oldenbourg, Peter (Composer)
Saint-Georges, Henri, 1801?-1875 (Librettist)
Mazilier, Joseph, 1797-1868 (Librettist)
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 (Associated name)
Tibilova, Irina Konstantinovna (Set designer)
Tibilova, Irina Konstantinovna (Costume designer)
Dondlinger, Mary Jo (Lighting designer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Diamond, Matthew, 1952- (Director)
Bhargava, Girish (Film editor)
Perdziola, Robert (Costume designer)
Wasserstein, Wendy (Writer of accompanying material)
Adelman, Alan (Lighting designer)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
American Ballet Theatre (Performer)
Pacific Symphony Orchestra (Performer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Television producer)
Reiner Moritz Associates (Production company)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1999
Place: Costa Mesa, California, USA
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6058
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-2507 (former)
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: Thirteen/WNET and Reiner Moritz Associates ; directed by Matthew Diamond ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev after Marius Petipa, staged by Anna-Marie Holmes ; music by Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Léo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Prince Oldenbourg.
Content: Letterbox format.
Content: Includes commercial for Chase Manhattan Bank.
Creation/production credits: Libretto, Jules-Henri de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier in a version by Konstantin Sergeyev, based on The corsair (1814) by Lord Byron; scenery and costumes, Irina Konstantinovna Tibilova, courtesy of the Boston Ballet; additional costumes, Robert Perdziola; stage lighting, Mary Jo Dondlinger; [video] lighting direction, Alan Adelman; editing, Girish Bhargava; special material written by Wendy Wasserstein; executive producer, Jac Venza.
Performers: Danced by American Ballet Theatre.
Performers: Julie Kent (Medora) ; Ethan Stiefel (Conrad) ; Angel Corella (Conrad's slave) ; Joaquin de Luz (Birbanto) ; Paloma Herrera (Gulnare) ; Vladimir Malakhov (Lankendem) ; Christine Dunham (lead pirate woman) ; Michael Owen (pasha) ; Oksana Konobeyeva, Sandra Brown, Gillian Murphy (odalisques) ; Carlos Molina (pasha's assistant) ; and others.
Performers: Music played by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ermanno Florio.
Performers: [Host]: Kevin McKenzie, artistic director, American Ballet Theatre.
Performers: [Plot synopsis]: Ethan Stiefel, Julie Kent, Joaquin de Luz, Vladimir Malakhov, Paloma Herrera, Angel Corella, with Sascha Radetsky, Bruce A.H. Horowitz, David Richardson. Shorter commentaries by: Jonathon Fagan, Rebecca Massey, Georgina Parkinson, David Lansky, Larry Holder, Ermanno Florio.
Venue: Recorded in performance at Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, Calif., on Oct. 27, 1999. Telecast by Thirteen/WNET on Great Performances' Dance in America series on Dec. 20, 1999.
Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (116 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Ballet in three acts, based on the poem by Lord Byron. Prior to each act, the principal dancers and others summarize the complicated plot.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14604299
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4ed0b340-a3a7-0134-b4e3-00505686a51c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance in America" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1999.

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Dance in America