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Balanchine's The Figure in the Carpet clip from Omnibus TV


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Found this little rarity. And on an official account. I recognize the Adams portion as a bit PBS included in the Balanchine documentary. (Balanchine repurposed it later for Union Jack, as he was a habit of doing). But it also includes a section of the dance for Arthur Mitchell and Mary Hinkson - a very historic pairing in a new Balanchine creation. What a lovely duet. People often mention this ballet as one of the lost works they most wished could be revived. There's an archived discussion here: 

And more photos here: https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/743205e0-b755-0130-7dcd-58d385a7bbd0/book?parent=16a696a0-b754-0130-0d38-58d385a7bbd0#page/1/mode/2up

 

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And the NYPL citation:

Venue: Telecast on WNBC-TV's Omnibus series on January 1, 1961. 
Content: Performance excerpts include: The New York City Ballet in a grand march; The Repertory Theatre Company of Stratford, Ontario in a scene from Shakespeare's King John; An opera class conducted by Emil Renan at the Juilliard School of Music; Arias from Mozart's Don Giovanni sung by George London and Laurel Hurley of the Metropolitan Opera Company; George Balanchine's Figure in the carpet (Music: George Frederick Handel) performed by Diana Adams, Mary Hinkson, Jillana, Michael Lland, Nicholas Magallanes, Patricia McBride, Arthur Mitchell, Francisco Moncion, Edward Villella, William Weslow, and members of the New York City Ballet; Leonard Bernstein directing the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in William Schuman's American festival overture.
Creation/production credits: Produced by Robert Saudek Associates. Host: Alistair Cooke. Director: William A. Graham.
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