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#1 odette45

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Posted 12 June 2003 - 01:40 PM

Hi!
I was wondering if anyone knew of videos that Gelsey Kirkland is in. The only ones that I know of are "The Nutcracker" and "Baryshnikov at Wolf Trap." Thank you!

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Posted 12 June 2003 - 02:05 PM

That's it, right now. She did do Theme and Variations w/Baryshnikov on Dance in America, but it was never released commercially. Try finding somebody with an old copy of it. Or you can try viewing it in New York at the Performing Arts Library or at a University Library near you. There have been rumors for years that T&V with Kirkland and Baryshnikov was one of the Dance in American episodes that would find its way into a release (the way Barshnikov's ABT Don Q has or ABT at the Met), but so far it has not.

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Posted 12 June 2003 - 06:14 PM

dale is right to note how little there is available of kirkland commercially.

here is the linc. cent. lib. for the perf. arts entry for the telecast dale mentions. it was not 'dance in america' but 'live from lincoln center' also part of the PBS's 'great performances' series.

ABT: Live from Lincoln Center 1978.
Description: 165 min. : sd. color.
Notes:Telecast on WNET-TV's Live from Lincoln Center in May, 1978.
Executive producer: John Goberman. Producer: Emile Ardolino. Director: Kirk Browning. Intermission director: Robert Schwartz. Writer: Tobi Tobias. Host: Robert McNeill. Performed by American Ballet Theatre.
CONTENTS. - Les Sylphides. Choreography: Michel Fokine. Music: Chopin (Orchestrated by Benjamin Britten). Lighting: Nananne Porcher. Scenery: Alexandre Benois. Leading roles danced by Eleanor D'Antuono, Rebecca Wright, Marianna Tcherkassky, and Ivan Nagy. Don Quixote: Grand pas de deux. Choreography: After Marius Petipa. Music: Ludwig Minkus. Danced by Natalia Makarova, and Fernando Bujones. Interviews with Natalia Makarova, Fernando Bujones, and Erik Bruhn. - Interview with Erik Bruhn (continued from reel 1). Theme and variations. Choreography: George Balanchine. Music: Tchaikovsky. Costumes: Desmond Heeley. Lighting: Jennifer Tipton. Leading roles danced by Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Interview with Gelsey Kirkland. - The firebird. Choreography: Michel Fokine. Music: Stravinsky. Costumes: Nathalie Gontcharova. Lighting: Nananne Porcher. Leading roles danced by Cynthia Gregory, John Meehan, Marcos Paredes, and Leslie Browne.

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Posted 13 June 2003 - 04:40 AM

Thanks for your help. I emailed PBS to find out if they were ever going to rebroadcast the film or release it for sale. I'll keep you updated. :)


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