Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave

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Title
Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave
Additional title: Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Baryshnikov after Gorski and Petipa, M)
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Blair after Coralli and Perrot)
Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Sergeev, N after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Names
Kirkland, Gelsey (Interviewee)
Sawyer, Diane, 1945- (Interviewer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Choreographer)
Bissell, Patrick (Dancer)
Browne, Leslie (Dancer)
Lawrence, Greg (Interviewee)
Kirkland, Gelsey (Dancer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1986-11-16
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9082
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3239 (former)
Topics
Drug abuse
Genres
Interviews
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Excerpt from the series, 60 minutes, telecast by CBS-TV on November 16, 1986. Producer: Jan Legnitto.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (15 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Interviewed by Diane Sawyer, dancer Gelsey Kirkland discusses her recently published autobiography, Dancing on my grave, and the physical and psychological problems which led to her addiction to cocaine. She talks about the influences of George Balanchine and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and notes how the film The turning point reflected her own experience. Her husband Greg Lawrence offers a brief commentary. Brief excerpts depict Kirkland in rehearsals and performances of Balanchine's Tchaikovsky pas de deux (partnered by Patrick Bissell) and Theme and variations, Don Quixote (partnered by Baryshnikov), Giselle (with Bissell), and The sleeping beauty (with an unidentified partner from the Royal Ballet). Baryshnikov and Leslie Browne are also seen in the pas de deux from MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, filmed for The turning point.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY877000489-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12163897
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9991540-90c4-0135-b528-276aa39567a3
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1986: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986-11-16. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10b2e035-1ed7-4e3c-b2e2-caf117f3ef96

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 20, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10b2e035-1ed7-4e3c-b2e2-caf117f3ef96

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1986-11-16). Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/10b2e035-1ed7-4e3c-b2e2-caf117f3ef96

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Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my grave