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Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky, 1983

Identifier: D002.01.0003.0095.00015


3 photos on one sheet: (upper) Vera Zorina performs with unidentified dancers, all of the New York City Ballet, in George Balanchine's ''Persephone''; (lower left) Mel Tomlinson and Heather Watts of the New York City Ballet perform in George Balanchine's ''Agon''; (lower right) Suzanne Farrell of the New York City Ballet performs in George Balanchine's solo dance ''Variations''.


  • 1983

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Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series contains photographs collected by curator Glenn Giffin.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

8 x 10 inches black and white


Title from inscription on back of image.

Inscription and Marks

Stamped on back of photographic print: ''Library, Colorado Women's College.'' Typed on back of photographic print: ''Great Performances Presents Dance in America. Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky with the New York City Ballet. Monday, February 14, 1983 9:00p.m. over PBS, Made possibe by Exxon, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Public Television Stations. Masterful Collaboration -- The musical genius of the late Igor Stravinsky combines with the dance mastery of choreographer George Balanchine, in an evening of dance with the New York City Ballet. ''Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky'' airs on Great Performances' Dance in America Series Monday, Februray 14, at 9:00 p.m. (ET)* over PBS. ''Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky'' featurs three pieces: ''Agon'' with principal dancers Heather Watts and Mel Tomlinson; ''Variations,'' a solo piece performed by Suzanne Farrell; and ''Persephone,'' a complex work for tenor, mixed chorus, boys' choir, dancers and orchestra which is narated in French, by Vera Zorina (Stravinsky's personal fovorite for the part of Persephone). Videotaped for the Stravinsky Centennial Celebration, the program is a production of the New york City Ballet ad the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in association with WNET/THIRTEEN, New York. It is made possible by grants from EXXON, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television stations. *(Please consult local PBS station for exact date and time.).'' Written on front of folder: ''action stills: uppermost, Vera Zorina and unident. ''Persephone'' (Balanchine); l.left Mel Tomlinson w. Heather Watts, ''Agon'' (Balanchine); l. right, Suzanne Farrell, ''Variations'' (Balanchine) pub. for ''Balanchine Celebrates Stravisky'' Great Performances/ Dance in America.''


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