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Additional title: Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Cotillon (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Zorina, Vera (Dancer)
Le Clercq, Tanaquil (Dancer)
Adams, Diana (Dancer)
Eglevsky, André (Dancer)
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- (Dancer)
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Dancer)
Martins, Peter (Dancer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Dancer)
Brockway, Merrill (Director)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Brubach, Holly (Author)
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Researcher)
Langella, Frank (Narrator)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
American Ballet Company (Dancer)
Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.) (Associated name)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1984
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: WNET
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Part I (60 min.). Excerpts from: Apollo / danced by Peter Martins, Jacques d'Amboise, Igor Youskevitch, and Lew Christensen in different productions -- Apollo: pas de deux / danced by Suzanne Farrell and Martins -- Prodigal son / danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov in performance and with Balanchine in rehearsal -- Dark red roses / danced by Balanchine in the first British talking film -- Cotillon -- Serenade -- Carmen, The bat, and Card game at the Met -- Vera Zorina in film clips from I married an angel, I was an adventuress (fantasy version of Swan lake with Balanchine in cameo), and On your toes (Slaughter on Tenth Avenue with Eddie Albert) -- Four temperaments: Melancholic / danced by Bart Cook -- Concerto barocco / danced by Diana Adams and Tanaquil Leclercq -- Orpheus / danced by Nicholas Magallanes, Francisco Moncion, and Violette Verdy -- Symphony in C / debut performance, danced by New York City Ballet corps de ballet -- André Eglevsky and Adams on Ed Sullivan show -- Balanchine as Drosselmeyer in the Nutcracker -- Western symphony / danced by Leclercq and d'Amboise -- Ivesiana: The unanswered question / danced by Suki Schorer and Deni Lamont -- Square dance / danced by Patricia Wilde -- Leclercq in La valse and in Concertino with Adams and Eglevsky -- Stars and stripes / danced by Patricia McBride and d'Amboise. |||| Part II (60 min.). Excerpts from: Chaconne: pas de deux / danced by Farrell and Martins -- Apollo / danced by d'Amboise, Farrell, Gloria Govrin and Patricia Neary -- Agon / danced by Adams and Arthur Mitchell -- Ballet imperial and La source -- Scotch symphony / danced by Maria Tallchief and Eglevsky -- La valse, Concerto barocco, Elégie, Ivesiana, Divertimento no. 15, Who cares?, Four temperaments, Ballo della regina, Episodes -- Symphony in C / danced by Allegra Kent and Conrad Ludlow -- Movements for piano and orchestra / danced by Farrell and d'Amboise -- Liebeslieder Walzer / danced by Jillana and Ludlow -- Midsummer night's dream / danced by Farrell and Richard Rapp -- Figure in the carpet / danced by Adams -- Balanchine in studio choreographing to Yankee doodle dandy for television -- Who cares? / danced by Karin von Aroldingen -- Tzigane / danced by Farrell -- Pas de deux [1960] / danced by various casts in the same or sequential choreography -- Ballo della regina / danced by Merrill Ashley -- Jewels: Diamonds / danced by Farrell and Martins -- Balanchine and Robbins dancing together onstage in Pulcinella -- Balustrade -- Violin concerto / danced by Kay Mazzo, Martins, and ensemble -- Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze / danced by Farrell and d'Amboise -- Apollo / danced by Martins.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 4596
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-735 (former)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Balanchine, George
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Choreographers -- United States -- 20th century
Television programs
Televised dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: WNET/Thirteen ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Judy Kinberg.
Creation/production credits: Writer, Holly Brubach; editor, Girish Bhargava; research director, Nancy Reynolds.
Venue: Telecast by WNET/Channel 13, New York, on the Dance in America series on May 28 (Part I) and June 4, 1984 (Part II).
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Two-part retrospective on the life and work of George Balanchine. Biographical material, interviews, rare tapes, and excerpts from many of his ballets throughout both programs give a comprehensive view of Balanchine's career. Part I covers the years from his birth in 1904 to the premiere of the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, New York in 1964. In Part II Balanchine's philosophy, his thoughts on music, Stravinsky, teaching, choreography, and dancing in general are explored.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161259
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): da03a6a0-66ae-0132-269c-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1984.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2024.

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