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Celebration, cassette 1
Additional title: Diversion of angels (Choreographic work : Graham)
Additional title: Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Petit)
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- (Dancer)
Dupond, Patrick, 1959- (Dancer)
Gish, Lillian, 1893-1993 (Dancer)
Gil, Jean Charles (Dancer)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Performer)
Franklin, Frederic, 1914- (Performer)
Robbins, Jerome (Performer)
Jeppesen, Lis (Dancer)
Villumsen, Arne (Dancer)
Schermerhorn, Kenneth (Conductor)
Graham, Martha (Choreographer)
Graham, Martha (Costume designer)
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)
Saddler, Donald (Restager)
Large, Brian (Director)
Hermann, Jane (Producer)
Wechsler, Gil (Lighting designer)
Martha Graham Dance Company (Production company)
Kongelige Danske ballet (Production company)
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) (Producer)

Celebration: 100 years of performing arts at the Metropolitan Opera

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984-05-13
Place: New York, NY
Table of Contents
Diversion of angels / choreography and costumes: Martha Graham ; music: Norman Dello Joio ; danced by the Martha Graham Dance Company: Peggy Lyman, George White, Jr., Takako Asakawa, Peter Sparling, Thea Barnes, Steve Rooks, Larry White, and corps -- Five Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan / choreography: Frederick Ashton ; music: Johannes Brahms ; pianist: Philip Gammon ; dancer: Lynn Seymour -- Le spectre de la rose / choreography: Michel Fokine ; music: Carl Maria von Weber ; dancers: Patrick Dupond, Lillian Gish -- The nutcracker (Hoffmann's solo) / choreography: Roland Petit ; music: Tchaikovsky ; dancer: Jean-Charles Gil -- Romeo and Juliet (Balcony scene) / choreography: Frederick Ashton ; music: Sergei Prokofiev ; dancers: Lis Jeppesen, Arne Villumsen -- Cameo appearances: Alexandra Danilova; Frederic Franklin; Jerome Robbins.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5002
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-700
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.) -- Anniversaries, etc
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Producer: Jane Hermann. Conductor: Kenneth Schermerhorn. Lighting: Gil Wechsler. Staging: Donald Saddler. Director: Brian Large. Script: Gerald Fitzgerald.
Venue: Taped in performance at the Metropolitan Opera House May 13, 1984. A WNET-TV and Metropolitan Opera presentation of a gala performance celebrating 100 years of performing arts at the Metropolitan Opera.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847040653-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160702
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 40d1cb50-af67-0134-8026-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1984: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Celebration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Celebration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 30, 2022.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1984). Celebration Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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