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ABT: Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts 1959-62

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Due for release on August 28 is a VAI DVD titled American Ballet Theatre - Historic Bell Telephone Hour Telecasts 1959-62. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

1. Billy the Kid 11:04
Choreography by Eugene Loring; Music by Aaron Copland
Dancers: John Kriza, Ruth Ann Koesun, Scott Douglas, Kent Hatcher, and ABT corps de ballet (1959)

2. Le Corsaire Pas de Deux 7:46
Choreography by Rudolf Nureyev, after Marius Petipa
Dancers: Lupe Serrano and Rudolf Nureyev (1962)

3. Graduation Ball 9:32
Choreography by David Lichine; Music by Johann Strauss, arr. Antal Doráti
Dancers: Ruth Ann Koesun, Mary Gelder, Royes Fernandez, Scott Douglas, Fernand Nault, Darrell Notara and ABT corps de ballet (1960)

4. Les Patineurs 6:39
Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer, arr. Constant Lambert
Dancers: Ruth Ann Koesun and John Kriza, Scott Douglas, Susan Borree, Elizabeth Carroll, and ABT corps de ballet (1960)

5. Christmas Tree Pas de Deux 6:03
Choreography by Robert Pagent
Dancers: Roberta Lubell and Igor Youskevitch (1960)

6. Swan Lake White Swan Pas de Deux 9:22
Staged by Frederic Franklin; Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dancers: Carla Fracci and Jacques d'Amboise (1961)

7. Giselle: Act II Pas de Deux and Finale 7:38
Choreography by André Eglevsky, after Coralli and Perrot; Music by Adolphe Adam
Dancers: Lupe Serrano and Royes Fernandez and ABT corps de ballet (1962)

8. Raymonda Grand Pas de Dix 8:57
Choreography by George Balanchine, re-staged by Frederic Franklin
Music by Alexander Glazunov
Dancers: Lupe Serrano and Royes Fernandez and Ensemble of American Ballet Theatre (1961)

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