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Don Quixote
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Baryshnikov after Gorski and Petipa, M)
Kirkland, Gelsey (Dancer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Carter, William, 1936-1988 (Dancer)
Barbee, Victor (Dancer)
Serrano, Raymond (Dancer)
Glushak, Nanette (Dancer)
Elliott, Kristine (Dancer)
Mayer, Ruth (Dancer)
Minkus, L., 1826-1917 (Composer)
Loquasto, Santo (Set designer)
Loquasto, Santo (Costume designer)
Tipton, Jennifer (Lighting designer)
American Ballet Theatre (Performer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Choreographer)

The American Ballet Theatre Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Acts are out of sequence on tape. Cassette 1 (53 min.): Prologue, Acts I and III. Cassette 2 (63 min.): Act II, followed by a second, incomplete recording of Act II, probably taped at a different performance, possibly with a different cast.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8943
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1493 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in performance at the Opera House, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., on March 29, 1978 and on another date (?).
Creation/production credits: Conception/direction: Mikhail Baryshnikov. Choreography: Baryshnikov after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky. Music: Ludwig Minkus, transcribed and orchestrated by Patrick Flynn. Scenery/costumes: Santo Loquasto. Lighting: Jennifer Tipton.
Performers: Performed by members of American Ballet Theatre: Gelsey Kirkland (Kitri), Mikhail Baryshnikov (Basil), William Carter (Don Quixote), Victor Barbee (Gamache), Raymond Serrano (Espada), Nanette Glushak (Mercedes), Kristine Elliott (Amour), Ruth Mayer (Dulcinea), 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 reels (116 min.) :sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906021251-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168776
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7ecc430-7a03-0135-27c1-57409bf6362a
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Don Quixote" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Don Quixote" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Don Quixote Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Don Quixote