Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Dunleavy, Rosemary (Dancer)Tomlinson, Mel (Dancer)Ardolino, Emile (Director)Byars, Christopher (Performer)Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)New York City Ballet (Dancer)
New York City Ballet Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1981-02-18
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1668
TopicsChild dancersBallet in televisionDance rehearsalsLiterature and danceEnfant et les sortilèges (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Mitchell, Arthur, 1934-Love, KermitArdolino, EmileRavel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Enfant et les sortilèges
GenresVideo recordingsUnedited footageFilmed dance
NotesStatement of responsibility: [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Maurice Ravel.Content: Title from information provided by donor.Content: For the finished version of L'enfant et les sortilèges, reconceived for television by George Balanchine and directed by Emile Ardolino, see *MGZIC 9-513 The spellbound child.Performers: Danced by members of New York City Ballet.Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, at New York State Theater, New York, on February 18, 1981, by Emile Ardolino's technical crew.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (84 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
DescriptionCompilation of three rehearsals for the Dance in America program The spellbound child, first telecast on May 25, 1981. In the first rehearsal, choreographer George Balanchine, assisted by Rosemary Dunleavy, works with Christopher Byars, the little boy who sings the title role, and the adult and child dancers who form the ensemble of dragonflies, moths, bats, frogs, and toads. Emile Ardolino, the television director, and designer Kermit Love also appear on camera. The second rehearsal (ca. 2 min.) is a partial run-through of the dance of the shepherds and shepherdesses, accompanied by piano and counts from a woman off-camera. In the third rehearsal (ca. 8 min.), Balanchine works with Rosemary Dunleavy, standing in for Susan Freedman as the Chinese cup, and Mel Tomlinson as the Teapot. Christopher Byars appears briefly at the beginning of the rehearsal, and Arthur Mitchell appears towards the end, suggesting and demonstrating steps.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13250871Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 18f9f6d0-f86d-0130-a2dd-3c075448cc4b
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