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West Side story suite [videorecording] : orchestra dress rehearsal. May 16, 1995

Title
West Side story suite [videorecording] : orchestra dress rehearsal. May 16, 1995 / choreography by Jerome Robbins; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Publication
1995.

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Moving imageUse in libraryAvailable*MGZIDVD 5-514 disc 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
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Description
3 videodiscs (NTSC) (162 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of New York City Ballet.
Uniform Title
West Side story suite (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Genre/Form
  • Dance rehearsals.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • The picture is very dark on some parts of the tape.
Credits (note)
  • Conductor: Paul Gemignani. Singers: Rob Lorey and others.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in New York City Ballet dress rehearsal, with full orchestra accompaniment, on stage at the New York State Theater, New York City, on May 16, 1995.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Biography (note)
  • West Side story suite had its New York City Ballet premiere on May 18, 1995, with guest artists Nancy Ticotin and Natalie Toro.
Contents
*MGZIDVD 5-514 reel 1: Prologue through Cool (63 min.) -- *MGZIDVD 5-514 reel 2: America through Somewhere ballet (63 min.) -- *MGZIDVD 5-514 reel 3: curtain calls, vocals (36 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-514
Title
West Side story suite [videorecording] : orchestra dress rehearsal. May 16, 1995 / choreography by Jerome Robbins; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Imprint
1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
Conductor: Paul Gemignani. Singers: Rob Lorey and others.
Performer
Rehearsed by members of New York City Ballet, including Robert La Fosse (Tony), Elena Diner (Maria), Jock Soto (Bernardo), Nancy Ticotin (Anita), Nikolaj Hübbe (Riff), Natalie Toro (Rosalia), Sean Savoye (narrator), and Sébastien Marcovici, Russell Kaiser, Christopher Macdougall, Sant'gria Bello, Tom Gold, Arch Higgins, Alexander Ritter, Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Wersinger, William Otto, Edward Liang, Michele Gifford, Riolama Lorenzo, Andrea Long, Kristina Fernandez, Samantha Allen, Jennifer Chipman, Rachel Rutherford, and others.
Event
Videotaped in New York City Ballet dress rehearsal, with full orchestra accompaniment, on stage at the New York State Theater, New York City, on May 16, 1995.
Summary
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean Pierre Frohlich, directs a dress rehearsal of West Side story suite. The rehearsal consists of a complete run-through, with many interruptions and repetitions. Robbins gives corrections relating to the music and staging. At 16 min. into the second disc, there is a fifteen-minute break, during which Robbins works on stage with dancers. At other times Robbins speaks from off-camera. On the third disc, after the run-through, there is a brief rehearsal of a section from Robbins's ballet The four seasons: Christopher Wheeldon, James Fayette, Russell Kaiser and Alexander Ritter rehearse the male quartet from the Spring section. Nikolaj Hübbe rehearses the vocal for Cool, and guest singers rehearse the vocals for Somewhere.
System Details
DVD.
Biography
West Side story suite had its New York City Ballet premiere on May 18, 1995, with guest artists Nancy Ticotin and Natalie Toro.
Added Author
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer.
Robbins, Jerome, director.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story.
Sondheim, Stephen. Lyricist
Frohlich, Jean Pierre, director.
La Fosse, Robert, dancer.
Diner, Elena, dancer.
Soto, Jock, dancer.
Ticotin, Nancy, performer.
Hübbe, Nikolaj, performer.
Toro, Natalie, performer.
Savoye, Sean. Narrator
Wheeldon, Christopher, dancer.
Otto, William, 1958- dancer.
Marcovici, Sébastien, 1975- dancer.
Higgins, Arch, dancer.
Gold, Tom, dancer.
Liang, Edward, dancer.
Ritter, Alexander, dancer.
Bello, Sant'gria, dancer.
Wersinger, Robert, dancer.
Kaiser, Russell, dancer.
Mcdougall, Christopher, dancer.
Long, Andrea, 1966- dancer.
Allen, Samantha, dancer.
Gifford, Michele, dancer.
Lorenzo, Riolama, dancer.
Chipman, Jennifer, dancer.
Fernández, Kristina, dancer.
Rutherford, Rachel, dancer.
Gemignani, Paul. Conductor
Lorey, Rob. Singer
New York City Ballet.
Added Title
West Side story suite (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Gift of New York City Ballet.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-514 reels 1-3
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