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Dance of the century: abstract ballet from academical to classical abstraction
Additional title: Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Cotillon (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Four temperaments (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Ivesiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Tarantella (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Who cares? (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Agon (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Fountain of Bakhchisaray (Choreographic work : Zakharov)
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Lavrovskiĭ)
Additional title: Monotones nos. 1 and 2 (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Watteau duets (Choreographic work : Armitage)
Additional title: Drastic classicism (Choreographic work : Armitage)
Additional title: In the middle, somewhat elevated (Choreographic work : Forsythe)
Additional title: Artifact (Choreographic work : Forsythe)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Goleĭzovskiĭ, K. (Kasʹi︠a︡n), 1892-1970 (Choreographer)
Lopukhov, Fedor, 1886-1973 (Choreographer)
Zakharov, Rostislav (Choreographer)
Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna, 1910-1998 (Dancer)
Pliset︠s︡kai︠a︡, Maĭi︠a︡, 1925-2015 (Dancer)
Lavrovskiĭ, Leonid Mikhaĭlovich, 1905-1967 (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Armitage, Karole (Choreographer)
Forsythe, William, 1949- (Choreographer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Author)
Decouflé, Pierre-François (Director)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
Charleroi/Danses (Dancer)
Frankfurter Ballett (Dancer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Director)

The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1992
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are Chopiniana [Les sylphides] / choreography, Michel Fokine -- The nutcracker / choreography, Lev Ivanov -- Danse sportive / choreography, Goleizovsky -- Apollo / choreography, Balanchine ; danced by Jacques d'Amboise and the New York City Ballet -- Dark red roses / motion picture ; choreography, Balanchine ; danced by Anton Dolin, Lydia Lopokova, and Balanchine -- Cotillon / choreography, Balanchine -- Serenade / choreography, Balanchine -- The four temperaments / choreography, Balanchine -- Concerto barocco / choreography, Balanchine -- Ivesiana / choreography, Balanchine -- Tarantella / choreography, Balanchine ; danced by Patricia McBride -- Who cares? / choreography, Balanchine -- Agon / choreography, Balanchine ; danced by Diana Adams, Arthur Mitchell, Karin von Aroldingen, and others -- Fountain of Bakhchisarai / choreography, Rostislav Zakharov ; danced by Maya Plisetskaya and Galina Ulanova -- Taras Bulba / choreography, Lopukhov -- Romeo and Juliet / choreography, Lavrovsky -- Monotones no. 2 / choreography, Ashton -- Watteau duets / choreography, Armitage -- Vertige / choreography and performance, Armitage -- Drastic classicism / choreography, Armitage -- Overboard / choreography, Armitage ; danced by Compagnie Charleroi Danse -- In the middle, somewhat elevated / choreography, Forsythe ; danced by the Frankfurt Ballet -- Chance favors the prepared mind / choreography, Forsythe -- Artifact / choreography, Forsythe ; danced by the Frankfurt Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9121
Balanchine, George
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Robbins, Jerome
Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- ). Balet
Ballets russes
Ballet -- History -- 20th century
Ballet -- Russia
Ballet -- Soviet Union
Ballet -- United States -- 20th century
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Télévision, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3 ; English version produced by Landseer Films ; series proposed, written, and directed by [Sonia Schoonejans] ; producer, Nicole Philibert.
Content: English version of the series Danse du siècle.
Content: Credits taken from container for program 5.
Creation/production credits: Sponsored by Banco di Napoli ; distributed by Amaya Distribution ; series written and directed by Sonia Schoonejans ; producer, Nicole Philibert ; executive director, Pierre-François Decouflé.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matiic) (53 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
Second of a five-part series. Evolution of classical ballet in the west, beginning with the Imperial Russian Ballet. The program focuses on the choreography of George Balanchine, from his first ballets in Russia, where he was influenced by the pioneering efforts of Kasyan Goleizovsky and Feodor Lopukhov, through his work for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and his subsequent emigration to the United States, where he established the company now named the New York City Ballet. The discussion includes his collaboration with composer Igor Stravinsky and his association with the choreographer Jerome Robbins. His widespread influence, particularly in the creation of plotless or abstract ballets, is illustrated by Frederick Ashton's Monotones. Later developments in Soviet ballet are represented by works by Goleizovsky, Lopukhov, and Leonid Lavrovsky. Karole Armitage and William Forsythe are discussed as choreographers who inherited and further developed Balanchine's neoclassical style.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175487
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2f65ec0-88a0-0138-8350-63639b4b19f7
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  • 1992: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Dance of the century