Farrell in Balanchine "Midsummer"
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:54 AM
Thanks a lot
Posted 06 July 2004 - 12:00 PM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 12:12 PM
here are the credits:
A midsummer night's dream [videorecording] / directed by Dan Eriksen ; produced by Richard Davis ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Felix Mendelssohn. c1967.(93 min.) : sd., col.
Notes: Full-length motion picture.
Performed by members of the New York City Ballet and students of The School of American Ballet.
Suzanne Farrell (Titania), Edward Villella (Oberon), Arthur Mitchell (Puck), Mimi Paul (Helena), Nicholas Magallanes (Lysander), Patricia McBride (Hermia), Roland Vazquez (Demetrius), Francisco Moncion (Theseus), Gloria Govrin (Hippolyta), Richard Rapp (Bottom), Jacques d'Amboise (Court danseur), and Allegra Kent (Court danseuse).
Released by Michael Taines ; director of photography, Arthur J. Ornitz ; production design, Howard Bay ; art direction, Albert Brenner ; costumes, Karinska.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 05:30 AM
We have tons of Kirov DVDs at home, but I have literally two (2) NYCB DVD's (on Nonesuch - with wretched sound).
There's loads of very important material in the archives, and surely the NYCB is not poorer than the Kirov.
So why is this?
Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:29 PM
Posted 07 July 2004 - 08:10 PM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 02:08 AM
Look at the texts we have from Ancient Greece and Rome. Those that survived were circulating in large numbers; they were the popular texts (in sofar there was a reading public of any size).
Ergo: dissemination is the best way of preserving cultural heritage.
I repeat I find it shocking and sad there is so little original Balanchine material (I mean the original casts) available. Surely large sums of money would solve the union thing? Maybe it's just more hip to stash millions into the Mariinsky after another costume warehouse goes up in flames?
Posted 08 July 2004 - 07:49 AM
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