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American Ballet Theatre : a history / a Steeplechase Films production ; directed by Ric Burns ; produced by Bonnie Lafave, Katie O'Rourke, Ric Burns ; for Steeplechase Films, executive producers, Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang ; series producer, Julie Sacks ; executive producers, Susan Lacy, Michael Kantor ; a production of Steeplechase Films, Inc. and Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET.

Burns, Ric, television director, television producer. (Added Author). Lafave, Bonnie, television producer. (Added Author). O'Rourke, Katie (Producer), television producer. (Added Author). Hsu-Tang, Agnes, television producer. (Added Author). Tang, Oscar, television producer. (Added Author). Sacks, Julie (Producer), television producer. (Added Author). Lacy, Susan, television producer. (Added Author). Kantor, Michael, 1961- television producer. (Added Author). Homans, Jennifer (Dancer), commentator. (Added Author). McKenzie, Kevin, commentator. (Added Author). Alonso, Alicia, 1921- commentator, participant. (Added Author). Kisselgoff, Anna, commentator. (Added Author). Copeland, Misty, performer. (Added Author). Murphy, Gillian, performer. (Added Author). Seo, Hee, performer. (Added Author). Gomes, Marcelo, performer. (Added Author). Boylston, Isabella, performer. (Added Author). Cornejo, Herman, performer. (Added Author). Simkin, Daniil, performer. (Added Author). Gorak, Joseph, performer. (Added Author). Stearns, Cory, performer. (Added Author). Robbins, Jerome, participant. (Added Author). Balanchine, George, participant. (Added Author). De Mille, Agnes, participant. (Added Author). Tudor, Antony, 1908-1987 participant. (Added Author). Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- participant. (Added Author). Saddler, Donald, participant. (Added Author). Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013 participant. (Added Author). Jaffe, Susan, 1962- participant. (Added Author). Kent, Julie, participant. (Added Author). RatmanskiÄ­, AlekseÄ­, 1968- participant. (Added Author). Shwer, Mikaela, editor of moving image work. (Added Author). Squires, Buddy, director of photography. (Added Author). Andracke, Gregory, director of photography. (Added Author). O'Halloran, Dustin, 1971- composer (expression) (Added Author). Keane, Brian, composer (expression) (Added Author). Steeplechase Films Inc., production company. (Added Author). Thirteen Productions, production company. (Added Author). WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), production company. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher. (Added Author). PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor. (Added Author).
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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria DVD 792.84 BUR (Text) 37521530657982 AMPL Adult DVD Nonfiction Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD 792.84 AMERICAN (Text) 33946003124620 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627893275
  • ISBN: 162789327X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 104 minutes) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS, [2015]
  • Distributor: [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note: Documentary.
Originally broadcast on television by PBS as an episode of the television program American Masters in 2015.
Formatted Contents Note: The chemistry of dance -- The DNA of the company -- Channeling spirits -- Origins : the measure of man -- Russia : Petipa and Tchaikovsky -- Dance comes to America : Ballet Theatre begins -- Anthony Tudor -- Agnes de Mille -- Jerome Robbins -- George Balanchine -- Nomads -- The dance room -- Style and spirit -- Why we dance.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Edited by Mikaela Shwer, Emily Williams ; cinematography by Buddy Squires with Anthony Savini, Greg Andracke, Steve McCarthy, Phillip Millard ; original music by Dustin O'Halloran, Brian Keane.
Participant or Performer Note: Commentators, Jennifer Homans, Kevin McKenzie, Alicia Alonso, Anna Kisselgoff ; includes footage of interviews and/or dances by: Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Hee Seo, Marcelo Gomes, Isabella Boylston, Herman Cornejo, Daniil Simkin, Joseph Gorak, Cory Stearns, Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alicia Alonso, Donald Saddler, Frederic Franklin, Susan Jaffe, Julie Kent, and Alexei Ratmansky.
Summary, etc.: Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more.
Target Audience Note: TV parental guidelines rating: TV-PG (parental guidance suggested; this program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children).
System Details Note: DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: American Ballet Theatre > History.
Ballet companies > United States > History.
Ballet > United States > History.
American Ballet Theatre > History.
Ballet > United States > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Ballet television programs.
Dance television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Closed caption video recordings.

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