Balanchine

Balanchine

DVD - 2004
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Through rare archival audio and video footage, interviews, film, and photographs, this program traces Balanchine's life from his youth, through his work for Hollywood and Broadway, to his creation of the New York City Ballet. Features selections from many of his ballets, including Chaconne, Agon, Symphony in C, Apollo, A midsummer night's dream, and Western symphony.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2004], c1984
ISBN: 9780769724485
0769724485
Branch Call Number: GV1785.B32 B335 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (156 [i.e. 115] min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in

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Jul 07, 2018

If you are at all in-the-know about the history of American ballet - Then - You are sure to be familiar with the name of "Balanchine".

But - If ballet has never much interested you - Then - This entertaining bio-documentary about Balanchine may be just the thing to spark your curiosity about his significant role in ballet as the ultimate performance art.

Born (1904) in Saint Petersburg, Russia - (choreographer) George Balanchine (who emigrated to the USA in 1934) is widely considered to be the "Father of American Ballet".

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews (including those with Balanchine) - This 2-hour "Kultur" presentation also includes numerous excerpts from some of Balachine's most famous, choreographed, ballet productions.

*Note* - In 1983 - George Balanchine (79 at the time) died of a fatal brain disorder.

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