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Tzigane / Andante, Divertimento No. 15 / The Four Temperaments / Selections from Jewels / Stravinsky Violin Concerto (DVD)

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    Tzigane, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Jewels, the Stravinsky Violin Concerto—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

    Tzigane
    Music by Maurice Ravel

    Costumes by Joe Eula

    Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins and Ensemble

    Andante from Divertimento No. 15
    Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Costumes by Karinska

    Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Maria Calegari, Susan Pillarre, Stephanie Saland, Marjorie Spohn
    With Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Robert Weiss

    The Four Temperaments
    Music by Paul Hindemith

    Principal dancers: (theme 1) Marjorie Spohn, Stephen Caras; (theme 2) Renee Estopinal, David Richardson; (theme 3) Heather Watts, Kipling Houston

    Principal dancers: First Variation (Melancholic), Bert Cook; Second Variation (Sanguinic), Merrill Ashley, Daniel Duell; Third Variation (Phlegmatic), Adam Lüders; Fourth Variation (Choleric), Colleen Neary

    PROGRAM TWO

    Selections from Jewels

    Emeralds
    Music by Gabriel Fauré
    from Pelléas et Melisande (1898) and Shylock (1889)

    Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Gerard Ebitz, Bonita Borne, Daniel Duell, Heather Watts, Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
    With Toni Bentley, Elyse Borne, Jilise Bushling, Lauren Hauser, Lisa Hess, Elise Ingalls, Sandra Jennings, Lourdes Lopez, Leslie Roy, Noelle Shader

    Diamonds
    Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
    from Symphony No. 3 in D Major, op. 29 (1875)

    Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins

    Stravinsky Violin Concerto
    Principal dancers: Kay Mazzo, Karin von Aroldingen, Peter Martins, Bart Cook
    With Victoria Bromberg, Renee Estopinal, Nina Federova, Linda Homek,
    Catherine Morris, Marjorie Spohn, Heather Watts, Garielle Whittle
    Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Hermes Conde, Gerard Ebitz, Jay Jolley, David Richardson, Francis Sackett, Paul Sackett

    PRODUCTION CREDITS

    DANCE IN AMERICA

    Choreography by George Balanchine

    New York City Ballet

    New York City Ballet Orchestra
    Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

    Directed by Merrill Brockway
    Produced by Emile Ardolino
    Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
    Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1977
    Associate Producer: Judy Kinberg
    Video Art Director: William Mickley
    Lighting by Ralph Holmes
    Edited by John J. Godfrey
    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 deWilde
    Photographs by and © Costas

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Release Date: 
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79838

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Tzigane, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Jewels, the Stravinsky Violin Concerto—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.”

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Tzigane, Divertimento No. 15, The Four Temperaments, Jewels, the Stravinsky Violin Concerto—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

Tzigane
Music by Maurice Ravel

Costumes by Joe Eula

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins and Ensemble

Andante from Divertimento No. 15
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Costumes by Karinska

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Maria Calegari, Susan Pillarre, Stephanie Saland, Marjorie Spohn
With Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Robert Weiss

The Four Temperaments
Music by Paul Hindemith

Principal dancers: (theme 1) Marjorie Spohn, Stephen Caras; (theme 2) Renee Estopinal, David Richardson; (theme 3) Heather Watts, Kipling Houston

Principal dancers: First Variation (Melancholic), Bert Cook; Second Variation (Sanguinic), Merrill Ashley, Daniel Duell; Third Variation (Phlegmatic), Adam Lüders; Fourth Variation (Choleric), Colleen Neary

PROGRAM TWO

Selections from Jewels

Emeralds
Music by Gabriel Fauré
from Pelléas et Melisande (1898) and Shylock (1889)

Principal dancers: Merrill Ashley, Gerard Ebitz, Bonita Borne, Daniel Duell, Heather Watts, Karin von Aroldingen, Sean Lavery
With Toni Bentley, Elyse Borne, Jilise Bushling, Lauren Hauser, Lisa Hess, Elise Ingalls, Sandra Jennings, Lourdes Lopez, Leslie Roy, Noelle Shader

Diamonds
Music by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
from Symphony No. 3 in D Major, op. 29 (1875)

Principal dancers: Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins

Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Principal dancers: Kay Mazzo, Karin von Aroldingen, Peter Martins, Bart Cook
With Victoria Bromberg, Renee Estopinal, Nina Federova, Linda Homek,
Catherine Morris, Marjorie Spohn, Heather Watts, Garielle Whittle
Tracy Bennett, Victor Castelli, Hermes Conde, Gerard Ebitz, Jay Jolley, David Richardson, Francis Sackett, Paul Sackett

PRODUCTION CREDITS

DANCE IN AMERICA

Choreography by George Balanchine

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet Orchestra
Direct and Conducted by Robert Irving

Directed by Merrill Brockway
Produced by Emile Ardolino
Choreographed and Reconceived for Television by George Balanchine
Recorded at Opryland Productions, Nashville, 1977
Associate Producer: Judy Kinberg
Video Art Director: William Mickley
Lighting by Ralph Holmes
Edited by John J. Godfrey
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 deWilde
Photographs by and © Costas