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Etudes

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Wonder if there is any video / DVD version of the above ballet,anywhere - I have heard so much about it, and have never seen it

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I don't know of a complete commercially available video of Etudes, but a portion is in the following film, which sometimes pops up on ebay or on used or old film sites: (A snip of the ballet also can be seen in the feature film, The Turning Point).

American Ballet Theatre: A close-up in time [videorecording] / WNET/13-TV ; 90 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic)

Note Telecast on October 8, 1973 by WNET/13-TV, New York.

Credits Associate producer, Ken Campbell.

Summary Members of American Ballet Theatre are seen in rehearsal, in class, backstage, and in performance. Includes commentary by Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Lucia Chase, and others.

Contents Cassette 1. Les sylphides (excerpts) / choreography, Mikhail Fokin ; music, Frédéric Chopin ; scenery, Alexandre Benois ; danced by Karena Brock, Ellen Everett, Christine Sarry, John Prinz and corps de ballet.

Rodeo: Scene one / choreography, Agnes de Mille ; music, Aaron Copland ; sets, Oliver Smith ; costumes, Kermit Love ; danced by Christine Sarry, Terry Orr, Marcos Paredes, and company.

Pillar of fire (complete ballet) / choreography, Antony Tudor ; music, Arnold Schönberg ; scenery and costumes, Jo Mielziner ; cast, Sallie Wilson (Hagar), Ellen Everett (Youngest sister), Bonnie Mathis (Oldest sister), Marcos Paredes (Young man from the house opposite), Gayle Young (Friend), and company.

Swan lake: Black swan pas de deux (beginning) / choreography, David Blair ; music, Peter Tchaikovsky ; sets, Oliver Smith ; costumes, Freddy Wittop ; Performed by Cynthia Gregory and Ted Kivitt.

Cassette 2. Swan lake: Black swan pas de deux (conclusion).

The river: Lake / choreography, Alvin Ailey ; music, Duke Ellington ; costumes, Frank Thompson ; danced by Cynthia Gregory, Marcos Paredes, and company.

Etudes: Tarantella / choreography, Harald Lander ; music, Knudage Riisager ; sets and costumes, Rolf Gerard ; danced by Eleanor D'Antuono, Ted Kivitt, Ivan Nagy, and company.

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I will have to check my video. It may be the one that Dale mentions but I thought that all, or perhaps most,of Etudes is on it. It features Eleanor D'Antuono in the turning variation if I recall correctly.

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