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Additional title: Harlequinade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
McBride, Patricia, 1942- (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Drigo, Riccardo, 1846-1930 (Composer)
New York City Ballet (Performer)

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-11
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8967
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3520 (former)
Filmed dance
Content: Videotaped in stage rehearsal with scenery, in partial costume, with piano accompaniment, on November 21 (Act II) and 22 (Act I), 1978.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: George Balanchine. Music: Riccardo Drigo. Scenery/costumes: Rouben Ter-Arutunian.
Content: Cassette 1 (approx. 37 min.).: Act I. Cassette 2 (approx. 32 min.): Act II. Act II cast led by Patricia McBride, possibly with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Balanchine's directions are audible from off-camera, and he appears briefly onstage. The ballabile des enfants is not recorded.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 2 videotape reels (69 min.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936018298-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174717
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d8608f20-7aec-0135-3938-0fda067d18dd
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Harlequinade" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 17, 2024.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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