Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges

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Title
Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Ardolino, Emile (Director)
Dunleavy, Rosemary (Commentator)
Fitzgerald, Florence (Dancer)
Byars, Christopher (Performer)
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937 (Composer)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
Collection

New York City Ballet Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981-02-17
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1669
Topics
Child dancers
Dance rehearsals
Literature and dance
Ballet in television
Enfant et les sortilèges (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Love, Kermit
Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Enfant et les sortilèges
Genres
Video recordings
Unedited footage
Filmed dance
Notes
Content: Title from information provided by donor.
Additional physical form: 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.
Venue: Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, with piano and recorded accompaniment, at New York State Theater, New York, on February 17, 1981, by Emile Ardolino's technical crew.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (138 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in
Description
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 on segments from the second scene, set in a garden with a cast of dragonflies, moths, bats, frogs, and an owl. Balanchine works intensively on an encounter between a dragonfly (danced by Florence Fitzgerald) and the child of the title role (Christopher Byars). Some sections are recorded with a wide angle lens, and Balanchine occasionally discusses camera angles with director Emile Ardolino. Kermit Love, the costume designer, is also glimpsed on camera. In the second rehearsal (ca. 25 min.), a group of boys playing toads joins the ensemble. Lincoln Kirstein observes from the sidelines. Balanchine works intensively with Christopher Byars and a male dancer, then with the four women playing the dragonflies. A fish-eye lens is used in some sections.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13250870
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22eaefe0-f86d-0130-8da4-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/23d86670-f86d-0130-44c7-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/23d86670-f86d-0130-44c7-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/23d86670-f86d-0130-44c7-3c075448cc4b

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Balanchine rehearses L'enfant et les sortilèges