Gelsey Kirkland: Dancing on my graveAdditional title: Pas de deux  (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)
NamesKirkland, 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)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1986-11-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9082Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3239 (former)
GenresInterviewsTelevision programsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (15 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionInterviewed 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY877000489-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12163897Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9991540-90c4-0135-b528-276aa39567a3
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