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Chaconne / Prodigal Son / Ballo della Regina / The Steadfast Tin Soldier / Elégie / Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (DVD)

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    Chaconne, Prodigal Son, Ballo della Regina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Elégie, and the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux—these Balanchine "masterpieces" (New York Times) became "instant classics," wrote the Los Angeles Times, when filmed for the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America, "treasurable—offering an enlightened approach to adapting theatrical dance for television.”

    Credits

    NEW YORK CITY BALLET
    DANCE IN AMERICA

    Choreography by Balanchine

    PROGRAM ONE

    Chaconne
    Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
    from the opera Orphée et Euridice

    Design by Peter Harvey
    Costumes by Karinska

    Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins
    and Ensemble

    Prodigal Son
    Music by Serge Prokofiev

    Scenario by Boris Kochno
    Décor by Georges Rouault
    Costumes by Esteban Francés and Karinska after George Rouault

    The Prodigal Son: Mikhail Baryshnikov
    The Siren: Karin von Aroldingen
    The Father: Shaun O’Brien
    The Servants: Tracy Bennett, Laurence Matthews
    The Sisters: Carole Divet, Susan Freedman
    and Ensemble

    PROGRAM TWO

    Ballo della Regina
    Music from Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi

    Costumes by Ben Benson

    Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Robert Weiss
    With Debra Austin, Bonita Borne, Stephanie Saland, Sheryl Ware
    and Ensemble

    The Steadfast Tin Soldier
    Music from Jeux d’Enfants by Georges Bizet
    Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

    Scenery and Costumes by David Mitchell

    Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

    Elégie
    Music from Suite No. 3 in G Minor by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

    Scenic Design by Peter Harvey
    Costumes by Nicholas Benois

    Principal dancers: Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
    With Maria Calegari, Carole Divet, Nina Fedorova, Susan Freedman   Lourdes Lopez, Carol-Marie Strizak

    Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
    Music from Swan Lake by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

    Costumes by Karinska

    Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

    PRODUCTION CREDITS

    DANCE IN AMERICA

    Choreography by George Balanchine

    New York City Ballet

    New York City Ballet Orchestra
    Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

    PROGRAM ONE
    Produced by Emile Ardolino and Judy Kinberg
    Directed by Merrill Brockway

    PROGRAM TWO
    Produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg
    Directed by Emile Ardolino

    Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
    Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1978
    Series Producer: Merrill Brockway
    Series Coordinating Producer: Emile Ardolino

    Executive Producer: Jac Venza

    For The George Balanchine Trust: Barbara Horgan
    For Nonesuch Records: Robert Hurwitz
    Mastered by MacDonald Moore and Judy Kinberg
    Remastered for DVD by Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

    Design by Barbara de Wilde
    Photographs by and © Costas

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2004 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79839

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Tuesday, June 8, 2004 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
George Balanchine
genre: 
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597983920
Price: 
25.00
Label: 
DVD
Description: 

Chaconne, Prodigal Son, Ballo della Regina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Elégie, and the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux—these Balanchine "masterpieces" (New York Times) became "instant classics," wrote the Los Angeles Times, when filmed for the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America, "treasurable—offering an enlightened approach to adapting theatrical dance for television.”

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Chaconne, Prodigal Son, Ballo della Regina, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Elégie, and the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux—these Balanchine "masterpieces" (New York Times) became "instant classics," wrote the Los Angeles Times, when filmed for the acclaimed PBS series Dance in America, "treasurable—offering an enlightened approach to adapting theatrical dance for television.”

ProductionCredits: 

NEW YORK CITY BALLET
DANCE IN AMERICA

Choreography by Balanchine

PROGRAM ONE

Chaconne
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
from the opera Orphée et Euridice

Design by Peter Harvey
Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins
and Ensemble

Prodigal Son
Music by Serge Prokofiev

Scenario by Boris Kochno
Décor by Georges Rouault
Costumes by Esteban Francés and Karinska after George Rouault

The Prodigal Son: Mikhail Baryshnikov
The Siren: Karin von Aroldingen
The Father: Shaun O’Brien
The Servants: Tracy Bennett, Laurence Matthews
The Sisters: Carole Divet, Susan Freedman
and Ensemble

PROGRAM TWO

Ballo della Regina
Music from Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi

Costumes by Ben Benson

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Robert Weiss
With Debra Austin, Bonita Borne, Stephanie Saland, Sheryl Ware
and Ensemble

The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Music from Jeux d’Enfants by Georges Bizet
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen

Scenery and Costumes by David Mitchell

Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

Elégie
Music from Suite No. 3 in G Minor by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

Scenic Design by Peter Harvey
Costumes by Nicholas Benois

Principal dancers: Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
With Maria Calegari, Carole Divet, Nina Fedorova, Susan Freedman   Lourdes Lopez, Carol-Marie Strizak

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Music from Swan Lake by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky

Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Patricia McBride, Mikhail Baryshnikov

PRODUCTION CREDITS

DANCE IN AMERICA

Choreography by George Balanchine

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Orchestra
Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

PROGRAM ONE
Produced by Emile Ardolino and Judy Kinberg
Directed by Merrill Brockway

PROGRAM TWO
Produced by Merrill Brockway and Judy Kinberg
Directed by Emile Ardolino

Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1978
Series Producer: Merrill Brockway
Series Coordinating Producer: Emile Ardolino

Executive Producer: Jac Venza

For The George Balanchine Trust: Barbara Horgan
For Nonesuch Records: Robert Hurwitz
Mastered by MacDonald Moore and Judy Kinberg
Remastered for DVD by Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

Design by Barbara de Wilde
Photographs by and © Costas