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Additional title: Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Moncion, Francisco (Dancer)
Mazzo, Kay (Dancer)
Lamont, Deni (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 (Designer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-05-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7019
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1821 (former)
Robbins, Jerome
Balanchine, George
Dunleavy, Rosemary
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Content: Rehearsal onstage with sets, in costume, with piano accompaniment, May 17, 1979. Rehearsal conducted by George Balanchine, assisted by Jerome Robbins and Rosemary Dunleavy.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Balanchine. Music: Igor Stravinsky. Scenery/costumes: Isamu Noguchi.
Performers: Performed by the New York City Ballet. Cast: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Orpheus), Francisco Moncion (Dark Angel), Kay Mazzo (Eurydice), Deni Lamont (Leader of the Furies), and others.
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 (63 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Rehearsal of the ballet from its opening to Eurydice's solo in the second scene. Numerous interruptions and repetitions of sections. Balanchine is seen onstage demonstrating movements to dancers.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896026311-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167452
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e1e8730-7b88-0135-0b7b-69d6ef78b3aa
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Item timeline of events

  • 1979: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Orpheus: excerpts" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Orpheus: excerpts" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 4, 2023.

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Orpheus: excerpts