Read it and weep!
Posted 20 November 2002 - 01:35 PM
1/31/78 'Coppelia' (McBride/Helgi Tomasson)
5/17/78 ABT at the Met ('Sylphides' ; 'Don Q PDD, Makarova/
Bujones; 'Theme & Variations, Baryshnikov/Kirkland;
'Firebird', Cyn. Gregory)
5/2/79 ABT 'Sleeping Beauty" (Mary Skeaping), (Gregory/
5/28/80 'La Bayadere' (Makarova/Dowell/Harvey)
Note: Tcherkassky replaced Makarova after Act I.
5/20/80 An Evening with ABT: Raymonda Divertissements
(van Hamel, Alex. Godunov) ; 'Scene from
LeCorsaire' (Jaffe); PDD La Fille Mal Gardee
(Tcherkassky/Bujones); 'Sleeping Beauty Act III'
10/4/82 Stravinsky & Balanchine: A Genius Has A Birthday
Apollo (Martins, Farrell, Nichols); Orpheus (Martins,
Luders, von Aroldingen)
10/10/83 NYCB Tribute to Balanchine
Vienna Waltzes (Farrell, Martins)
Mozartiana (Farrell, Ib Anderson)
Posted 20 November 2002 - 01:39 PM
Posted 20 November 2002 - 01:50 PM
I remember all of those. Every last one.
I'm not clear whether the audience really has fallen off that much, or if PBS's expectations of audience numbers have changed. I think it's a bit of both.
Posted 20 November 2002 - 01:58 PM
it seems everytime one asks about things like this,one is told the permissions/rights needed to put the perfs. out on the commercial market amount to a nearly insurrmountable task. hearing tales of what all it took to get the balanchine library of television shows out on commercial cassette, one wonders that even these few finally got out. (as comparisons between the original telecasts of these shows and commercial releases show, it becomes clear that even after all this concerted effort, some permissions were still denied.)
perhaps the popularity of DVD will do something toward inspiring enterprising individuals to work at these complicated tasks and some of the programs you list will see the light of day as commercial releases.
Posted 20 November 2002 - 04:48 PM
Posted 20 November 2002 - 05:45 PM
to protect the "copyright" of the choregrapher.
While I understand the need for protection, it certainly makes it hard for the general public to see any of this stuff.
Posted 20 November 2002 - 07:59 PM
Posted 20 November 2002 - 08:32 PM
Posted 21 November 2002 - 12:26 AM
Other times I've heard that the problem stems from the dancers, who don't like the way the performances have turned out and won't give their release.
Posted 21 November 2002 - 05:33 AM
Posted 21 November 2002 - 06:11 AM
Whether the FBI will come after you or not...well, we try to keep political comments off this board, don't we?
Posted 21 November 2002 - 06:29 AM
also some years back the merce cunningham tapes that were offered for sale came w/ a permission for the owner to make ONE copy for his own purposes, i took it to mean this suggestion went toward extending the tape's overall life - i.e. to copy a few years along and thus have the tape for a longer shelf life.
admittedly none of this answers the specific question posted here, but i think it's safe to say that so far there has been no dragnet by the authorities to go after individuals who make copies of their off-the-air tapes for personal, non-commercial use.
maybe someone w/ legal expertise will spell out the actual laws themselves.
Posted 23 November 2002 - 08:49 AM
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