Allegra Kent and Mindy Aloff: a conversationAdditional title: Midsummer night's dream (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Kent, Allegra (Speaker)Aloff, Mindy, 1947- (Speaker)Balanchine, George (Choreographer)Nichols, Madeleine M (Speaker)D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Dancer)Eriksen, Dan (Director)Blumenthal, Sallie (Contributor)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Davis, Richard (Producer)Fehl, Fred (Photographer)Swope, Martha (Photographer)Stern, Bert (Photographer)Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006 (Photographer)Bascome, Radford (Photographer)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Event place)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)Kent, Allegra (Dancer)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1993-03-11
Table of ContentsWelcoming remarks by Madeleine Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection. -- Biographical summary by Aloff. -- Slide show with commentary by Kent. Photographers represented are Fred Fehl, Martha Swope, Bert Stern, Gordon Parks, and Radford Bascome. -- Conversation between Kent and Aloff. Kent looks back at her training at the School of American Ballet and her early years in the New York City Ballet, in the 1950s. She recalls the composition of the company, prevailing technical standards, and some memorable dancers, among them Maria Tallchief and Tanaquil Le Clercq. She then discusses roles she created for Balanchine in La sonnambula, The seven deadly sins, and Bugaku. -- Question-and-answer period. -- A midsummer night's dream: Act II, pas de deux, adagio. Excerpt from the motion picture originally released in 1967. Producer: Richard Davis. Director: Dan Eriksen. Chor: Balanchine. Mus: Mendelssohn. Perf. by Kent, Jacques d'Amboise, and members of the New York City Ballet. For a complete recording of this ballet, see: *MGZIC 9-1405.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2284
TopicsNight shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Seven deadly sins (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Bugaku (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Balanchine Symposia (1992-1993 : New York Public Library)School of American BalletNew York City Ballet
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviewsPanel discussionsFilm excerpts
NotesVideotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by Penny Ward at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on March 11, 1993, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Part of the Balanchine Symposia, a series of public programs presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in connection with the exhibition Balanchine. Coordinator for Public Programs for the Dance Collection: Sallie Blumenthal.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (66 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936039571-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175010Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e77b7cc0-914d-0138-001d-35534d816025
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