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Lew Christensen: Triumph of American dance

Title
Lew Christensen: Triumph of American dance [electronic resource]
Publication
1985.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-923Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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1 streaming video file (U-matic, NTSC) (30 min.) : sd., col.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Biographies.
Note
  • Produced by KQED-TV, San Francisco. Producer/director: Linda Schaller. Writer/researcher: Cobbett Steinberg.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 7846
Title
Lew Christensen: Triumph of American dance [electronic resource]
Imprint
1985.
Summary
SUMMARY: Documentary on the life of American ballet dancer and choreographer Lew Christensen. Covers his early years in Utah and on the vaudeville circuit with his brothers Willam and Harold, his career as premier danseur with George Balanchine's American Ballet, as choreographer of Americana ballets for American Ballet Caravan, as ballet master for Ballet Society and the New York City Ballet, and as director of the San Francisco Ballet and school. Includes interviews with Christensen himself, his brothers Willam and Harold Christensen, his early partner Ruby Asquith, his wife Gisella Caccialanza, composer Virgil Thomson, and Michael Smuin, present director of the San Francisco Ballet. Includes numerous film clips of Christensen performing and of his ballets.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-923.
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Local Subject
Ballet in television. Lew Christensen: Triumph of American dance.
Ballet -- United States -- 20th century.
Added Author
Christensen, Lew, 1909-1984, choreographer, dancer. Interviewee
Christensen, Willam F. (Willam Farr), interviewee.
Christensen, Harold, 1904-1989, interviewee.
Asquith, Ruby, interviewee.
Caccialanza, Gisella, 1914-1998, interviewee.
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989, interviewee.
Smuin, Michael, interviewee.
Schaller, Linda, producer, director.
Steinberg, Cobbett, author, researcher.
American Ballet Company.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 7846
*MGZIC 9-923 (former)
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