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Orpheus [Close shot]
Additional title: Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Martins, Nilas (Dancer)
Lüders, Adam (Dancer)
Whelan, Wendy (Dancer)
Lyon, Robert, 1968- (Dancer)
Otto, William, 1958- (Dancer)
Gold, Tom (Dancer)
Reyes, Teresa (Dancer)
Fiorato, Hugo (Conductor)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Noguchi, Isamu, 1930- (Designer)
Bates, Ronald (Lighting designer)
Stanley, Mark (Lighting designer)
Millard, Jay (Videographer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)
George Balanchine Trust (Associated name)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Noguchi, Isamu, 1930- (Costume designer)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

George Balanchine Celebration

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-05-22
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4303B
Balanchine, George
New York City Ballet
Balanchine Celebration (1993 : New York City Ballet)
Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Mythology, Greek
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music, Igor Stravinsky.
Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of New York City Ballet, The George Balanchine Trust, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Creation/production credits: Scenery and costumes, Isamu Noguchi ; original lighting, Ronald Bates ; lighting, Mark Stanley.
Performers: Performed by New York City Ballet: Nilas Martins (Orpheus) ; Adam Lüders (Dark angel) ; Wendy Whelan (Eurydice) ; Robert Lyon (Apollo) ; William Otto (Pluto) ; Tom Gold (satyr) ; Romy Karz, Jenifer Ringer, Catherine Ryan, Jennifer Tinsley (nature spirits) ; Samantha Allen, Wendy Drapala, Jennifer Fuchs, Isabel Kimmel, Andrea Long, Pascale van Kipnis, Inmaculada Velez, Elizabeth Walker, Charles Anderson, James Fayette, Arch Higgins, Jian Wang, Robert Wersinger (furies) ; Sant'gria Bello, Christopher Boehmer, Richard Marsden, Andrew Robertson, Alexander Ritter, Runsheng Ying (lost souls) ; Teresa Reyes with Jade Adams, Aura Dixon, Michele Gifford, Dana Hanson, Lydia Harmsen, Heather Hawk, Janey McGeary, Santhe Tsetsilas, Melissa Walter (bacchantes) ; Dixon, Walter, Robertson (friends of Orpheus).
Performers: Conductor: Hugo Fiorato.
Venue: Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on May 22, 1993 (evening), during New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration, by Jay Millard. Close shot version ; for wide shot, see *MGZIC 9-4303A.
Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic SP) (34 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12176081
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9fd91490-e374-0130-aa48-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1993: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Orpheus [Close shot]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Orpheus [Close shot]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2023.

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Orpheus [Close shot]