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Balanchine Celebration, part one
Additional title: Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Scherzo à la russe (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Union Jack (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Square dance (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Walpurgis Nacht ballet (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Vienna waltzes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Martins, Peter, 1946- (Dancer)
Kistler, Darci, 1964- (Dancer)
Zelensky, Igor (Dancer)
Ayupova, Zhanna (Dancer)
Barker, Patricia, fl. 1988 (Dancer)
Guérin, Isabelle, 1961- (Dancer)
Martins, Nilas (Dancer)
Alexopoulos, Helene (Dancer)
White, Diana (Dancer)
Byars, Michael (Dancer)
Borree, Yvonne (Dancer)
Edwards, Jeffrey (Dancer)
Woetzel, Damian (Dancer)
Killian, Katrina (Dancer)
Gold, Tom (Dancer)
Sosenko, Roma (Dancer)
Kozlov, Leonid, 1947- (Dancer)
Calegari, Maria (Dancer)
Legris, Manuel (Dancer)
Nichols, Kyra (Dancer)
Huys, Ben (Dancer)
Hlinka, Nichol (Dancer)
Lopez, Lourdes (Dancer)
Saland, Stephanie (Dancer)
Lüders, Adam (Dancer)
Fischer, Lindsay (Dancer)
Watts, Heather (Dancer)
Soto, Jock (Dancer)
Schumacher, Simone (Dancer)
Proia, Alexandre (Dancer)
Zieminch, Erlends (Dancer)
MacNeil, Robert, 1931- (Host)
Fiorato, Hugo (Conductor)
Boelzner, Gordon (Conductor)
York, Donald (Conductor)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Diamond, Matthew, 1952- (Director)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Brubach, Holly (Author)
Stanley, Mark (Lighting designer)
Balanchine Celebration (1993 : New York City Ballet) (Host)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
Kistler, Darci, 1964- (Interviewee)
Alexopoulos, Helene (Interviewee)
Edwards, Jeffrey (Interviewee)
Lopez, Lourdes (Interviewee)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1993
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: Thirteen/WNET
Table of Contents
(ca. 60 min.). Theme and variations: selections / music, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; scenery and costumes, Nicolas Benois; danced by Darci Kistler, Igor Zelensky, and ensemble. |||| Apollo: selections / music, Igor Stravinsky; danced by Zhanna Ayupova (Kirov Ballet) (Calliope), Patricia Barker (Pacific Northwest Ballet) (Polyhymnia), Isabelle Guérin (Paris Opéra Ballet) (Terpsichore), and Nilas Martins. |||| Scherzo à la russe / music, Igor Stravinsky; costumes, Karinska; danced by Heléne Alexopoulos, Diana White, and ensemble. |||| Union Jack: Royal Navy / music, Hershy Kay, adapted from traditional British music; scenery and costumes, Rouben Ter-Arutunian; danced by Michael Byars, Yvonne Borree, Jeffrey Edwards, Damian Woetzel, Katrina Killian, Tom Gold, Roma Sosenko, Leonid Kozlov, Maria Calegari, and ensemble. |||| Square dance: selection / music, Arcangelo Corelli; danced by Manuel Legris (Paris Opéra Ballet). |||| (ca. 27 min.). Walpurgisnacht ballet: selections / music, Charles Gounod (Faust); danced by Kyra Nichols, Ben Huys, Nichol Hlinka, and ensemble. |||| Vienna Waltzes: Der Rosenkavalier / music, Richard Strauss; scenery, Rouben Ter-Arutunian; costumes, Karinska; danced by Stephanie Saland, Adam Lüders, Kyra Nichols, Lindsay Fischer, Heather Watts, Jock Soto, Simone Schumacher, Alexandre Proia, Maria Calegari, Erlends Zieminch, and ensemble.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9443
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4138 (former)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Balanchine, George
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: produced by Thirteen/WNET in association with New York City Ballet, NVC Arts, and NOS Television ; directed by Matthew Diamond ; produced by Judy Kinberg ; choreography by George Balanchine.
Creation/production credits: Executive producer, Jac Venza; writer, Holly Brubach; lighting, Mark Stanley.
Performers: Host: Robert MacNeil.
Performers: Performed by New York City Ballet with guest artists.
Performers: Conductors: Hugo Fiorato, Gordon Boelzner, and Donald York.
Venue: Performance recorded at New York State Theater, New York, on June 27, 1993. Telecast by Thirteen/WNET on the Great Performances: Dance in America series.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (89 min.) : sound, color, black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
First part of the closing night program of the New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration. For the second part of this telecast, see: *MGZIC 9-4132. In addition to performance footage, this telecast includes comments by ballet master in chief Peter Martins, archival footage of George Balanchine, and reminiscences by dancers Darci Kistler, Heléne Alexopoulos, Jeffrey Edwards, and Lourdes Lopez.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY946050553-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175936
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8b465e80-8b44-0135-4e9d-03db7dccd5cc
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Balanchine Celebration