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Balanchine DVD Volume 3

Balanchine DVD Volume 3

Volume three includes scenes from Swan Lake and Coppélia danced by the NYCB featuring Maria Tallchief and André Eglevsky.

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The third volume in VAI's series of New York City Ballet performances from the archives of Radio-Canada opens with Maria Tallchief and André Eglevsky in scenes from Act II of Swan Lake, which marked the company's Canadian television debut in 1954. This is followed by a rarely seen Coppélia pas de deux from the same year which Balanchine choreographed specifically for the telecast. Next is the premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's 'madrigal fable' The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore, choreography by John Butler. This delightful and innovative work - a cross between oratorio and ballet, with an unseen choir describing the action - is issued here for the first time on video.


Swan Lake - Scenes from Act II

Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dancers: Maria Tallchief, André Eglevsky 1954


Coppélia - Pas de deux

Choreography: George Balanchine

Music: Leo Delibes

Dancers: Tanaquil Le Clercq, André Eglevsky 1954


The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore

Choreography: John Butler

Music: Gian Carlo Menotti

Dancers: Allegra Kent, Nicholas Magallanes, Roy Tobias, Arthur Mitchell, Eugene Tanner, Richard Thomas

Corp de ballet of New York City Ballet 1957


George Balanchine in conversation with René Levesque

Balanchine discusses the early years of New York City Ballet 1957


Picture: 4:3 B&W

Running Time: 74 mins

Sound: Mono

Subtitles: EN

Region code: 0

Year: 1954/57


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