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Additional title: Corsair (Choreographic work)
Cecilia-Mendez, Zeida (Commentator)
Bujones, Fernando, 1955-2005 (Dancer)
Evdokimova, Eva, 1948-2009 (Dancer)
Kapustina, Tat'︠i︡ana (Dancer)
Morishita, Yōko, 1948- (Dancer)
Shimizu, Tetsutaro (Dancer)
T︠S︡ivin, Mikhail (Dancer)
Keveházi, Gábor (Dancer)
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997 (Commentator)
Fortune, Sandra (Dancer)
Campbell, Sylvester (Dancer)
Meister, Hans (Dancer)
Cecilia-Mendez, Zeida (Director)
Calleiro, Maria E. (Producer)
Jones, Doris (Choreographer)
International Ballet Festival (Varna, Bulgaria) (Production company)

The American Ballet Theatre Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6485
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-163 (former)
Dance -- Competitions -- Bulgaria
Dance festivals -- Bulgaria
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Venue: Filmed at the seventh International Ballet Competition, Varna, July 8-25, 1974.
Creation/production credits: Motion picture telecast on WNET-TV on August 7, 1975. Producer: Maria E. Calleiro. Written, directed, and photographed by Zeida Cecilia-Méndez. Commentary by Leon Danielian and Zeida-Cecilia Méndez.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the Varna competition, focusing on gold medal winner Fernando Bujones, who is seen performing the male variations from La fille mal gardée, the Black swan pas de deux, La sylphide, The corsair pas de deux, and the Don Quixote pas de deux. Performances by other competitors include: Tat'︠i︡ana Kapustina in a variation from Laurencia; Yoko Morishita and Tetsutaro Shimizu in The corsair pas de deux; Mikhail ︠T︡Sivin in the warrior's solo from Spartacus and the male variation from The corsair pas de deux; Gabor Kevehazi in Philip's variation from the Flames of Paris; and Tatyana Ershova in an unidentified variation (probably "Double"). Rehearsal footage includes Sandra Fortune and Sylvester Campbell in Ebony concerto (choreography: Doris Jones), and former winner Eva Evdokimova with Hans Meister in the second act of Giselle. The program concludes with footage of the awards ceremony.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY787011065-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12157340
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a1fc8d30-0828-0135-5a0b-000eb0b64f10
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  • 1974: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Winning" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Winning" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2023.

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