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Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique
Additional title: Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Robbins)
McBride, Patricia, 1942- (Dancer)
Tomasson, Helgi, 1942- (Dancer)
Aroldingen, Karin von, 1941- (Dancer)
Fugate, Judith (Dancer)
Saland, Stephanie (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Robbins, Jerome (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Love, Kermit (Costume designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
Tchaikovsky Festival (1981: New York City Ballet) (Associated name)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-06-14
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7032
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1843 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Performance onstage by the New York City Ballet on the final evening of its Tchaikovsky Festival, June 14, 1981. Second movement of the symphony, Allegro con grazia, choreographed by Jerome Robbins; costumes: Ben Benson. Danced by Patricia McBride, Helgi Tomasson, and corps de ballet. Third movement played by orchestra only (a few bars are recorded here). Fourth movement, Adagio lamentoso, choreographed by George Balanchine; costumes: Rouben Ter-Arutunian and Kermit Love. Danced by Karin von Aroldingen, Judith Fugate, Stephanie Saland, and corps de ballet.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (31 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896025458-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167411
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe481050-7bb1-0135-42fd-5575bdd5289e
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  • 1981: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Symphony no. 6 - Pathétique