A midsummer night's dream [Close shot]Additional title: Midsummer night's dream (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Kistler, Darci, 1964- (Dancer)Horiuchi, Gen (Dancer)Byars, Michael (Dancer)Alexopoulos, Helene (Dancer)Tracey, Margaret (Dancer)Houston, Kipling (Dancer)Martins, Nilas (Dancer)Whelan, Wendy (Dancer)Stevens, Gordon, 1966- (Dancer)Lyon, Robert, 1968- (Dancer)Savoye, Sean (Dancer)Killian, Katrina (Dancer)Lopez, Lourdes (Dancer)Soto, Jock (Dancer)Balsiger, Elaine (Singer)Hart, Mary Ann (Singer)Kaplow, Maurice (Conductor)Balanchine, George (Choreographer)Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847 (Composer)Hays, David, 1930- (Set designer)Karinska, Barbara (Costume designer)Bates, Ronald (Lighting designer)Stanley, Mark (Lighting designer)Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Author)Millard, Jay (Videographer)New York City Ballet (Performer)George Balanchine Trust (Associated name)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
George Balanchine Celebration
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1993-05-30
Table of ContentsReel 1. Act I (ca. 56 min.), a forest near Athens, on Midsummer Eve / performed by Darci Kistler (Titania) ; Gen Horiuchi (Oberon) ; Michael Byars (Puck) ; Helene Alexopoulos (Helena) ; Margaret Tracey (Hermia) ; Kipling Houston (Lysander) ; Nilas Martins (Demetrius) ; Wendy Whelan (Hippolyta) ; Gordon Stevens (Theseus) ; Robert Lyon (Titania's cavalier) ; Sean Savoye (Bottom) ; Katrina Killian (butterfly) ; with Amanda Edge, Isabel Kimmel, Elizabeth Walker, Miranda Weese, and children's ensemble (butterflies) ; four children (Oberon's pages) ; Ann-Elizabeth Ostrager (Titania's page) ; Charles Anderson, James Fayette, William Otto, Todd Williams (Bottom's companions) ; Sant'gria Bello, Andrew Robertson, Jian Wang, John Winfield (courtiers to Theseus) ; Jade Adams, Aura Dixon, Wendy Drapala, Tatiana Garcia-Stefanovich, Lydia Harmsen, Dana Hanson, Heather Hawk, Dena Kinstlinger, Margo Krody, Rebecca Metzger, Jennifer Tinsley, Melissa Walter (Titania's retinue) ; children's ensemble (Oberon's kingdom: butterflies and fairies) ; Samantha Allen, Heather Hawk, Dena Kinstlinger, Anna Liceica, Zoe Mackler, Pascale van Kipnis (Hippolyta's hounds).Reel 2. Act I, continued (ca. 13 min.).Act II (ca. 32 min.), at the court of Theseus in Athens / performed by Kistler, Horiuchi, Byars, Alexopoulos, Tracey, Houston, Martins, Whelan, and Stevens (same roles as in cassette 1) ; Allen, Drapala, Edge, Garcia-Stefanovich, Michele Gifford, Hanson, Harmsen, Hawk, Kimmel, Kinstlinger, Liceica, Mackler, Janey McGeary, Metzger, Tinsley, van Kipnis, Walker, Weese, Anderson, Bello, Fayette, Alexander Ritter, Robertson, Wang, Robert Wersinger, and Winfield (courtiers) ; Lourdes Lopez and Jock Soto, with Yvonne Borree, Zippora Karz, Sherri LeBlanc, Andrea Long, Miriam Mahdaviani, Catherine Ryan, Sant'gria Bello, Arch Higgins, Russell Kaiser, Peter Naumann, Bruce Padgett, Runsheng Ying (divertissement) ; and others.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4320B
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeNew York City BalletBalanchine Celebration (1993 : New York City Ballet)BalletChild dancersLiterature and dance
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music, Felix Mendelssohn.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of New York City Ballet, The George Balanchine Trust, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Scenery, David Hays ; costumes, Karinska ; original lighting, Ronald Bates ; lighting, Mark Stanley.Performers: Performed by New York City Ballet.Performers: Conductor: Maurice Kaplow.Performers: Singers: Elaine Balsiger (soprano), Mary Ann Hart (mezzo-soprano), and Betty Baisch, Linda Eckard, Brenda Fairaday, Elisabeth Franklin, Joan Fuerstman, Fay Kittelson, Natasha Lutov, and Lois Winter.Venue: Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on May 30, 1993 (matinee), during New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration, by Jay Millard. Close shot version ; for wide shot, see *MGZIC 9-4320A.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic SP) (101 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionBallet in two acts and six scenes, based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176536Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3cec5fe0-f87b-0130-42f7-3c075448cc4b
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