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Unearthing Balanchine's Cotillon

Unearthing Balanchine's Cotillon [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3098Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Hodson, Millicent.
  • Archer, Kenneth.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Dance historian Millicent Hodson and art historian Kenneth Archer discuss their recent reconstruction of George Balanchine's Cotillon (first performed in 1932) for the Joffrey Ballet. They note Robert Joffrey's belief in the significance due to its transitional position in the development of Balanchine's style. They describe the close collaborative effort of Balanchine, the designer Christian Bérard, and Boris Kochno, who wrote the scenario, and talk about the ballet's sense of mystery, symbolism, and fashion. They recount how they reconstructed the ballet, primarily with the help of Tamara Toumanova, as well as Alexandra Danilova, Tamara Stepanova, Irina Baronova, and others. In conclusion, they discuss some aspects of Balanchine's choreography that were revealed during their research.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 268
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on location in New York on October 26, 1988 in New York. Telecast on November 10, 1988. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3098
Unearthing Balanchine's Cotillon [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 268
Local Subject
Television. Unearthing Balanchine's Cotillon.
Television. Eye on dance.
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Added Author
Hodson, Millicent. Interviewee
Archer, Kenneth. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer. Director
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3098
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