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West Side story suite [excerpts] [videorecording] : piano dress rehearsal with singers. Part 1

Title
West Side story suite [excerpts] [videorecording] : piano dress rehearsal with singers. Part 1 / choreography by Jerome Robbins; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Publication
1995.

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Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (62 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.
  • Title from original container.
Credits (note)
  • Pianist: Paul Gemignani.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in New York City Ballet dress rehearsal, with piano accompaniment, on stage in the New York State Theater, New York City, on May 12, 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.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-512
Title
West Side story suite [excerpts] [videorecording] : piano dress rehearsal with singers. Part 1 / choreography by Jerome Robbins; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Imprint
1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Credits
Pianist: Paul Gemignani.
Performer
Rehearsed by members of New York City Ballet, including Robert La Fosse (Tony), Elena Diner (Maria), Jock Soto (Bernardo), Nikolaj Hübbe (Riff), Natalie Toro (Rosalia), Sean Savoye (narrator) and Michele Gifford, Samantha Allen, Rachel Rutherford, Christopher Wheeldon, Sébastien Marcovici, Arch Higgins, Tom Gold, Edward Liang, Alexander Ritter, Sant'gria Bello, Benjamin Bowman, Robert Wersinger, and others.
Event
Videotaped in New York City Ballet dress rehearsal, with piano accompaniment, on stage in the New York State Theater, New York City, on May 12, 1995.
Summary
Jerome Robbins, speaking off-camera, directs a stage rehearsal of West Side story suite. This tape contains a run-through of the piece from the opening through America, with frequent interruptions and repetitions. Robbins gives corrections of the lighting, music, and staging. Nancy Ticotin, who performed the role of Anita, is absent from the rehearsal.
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.
Local Note
This rehearsal was filmed in three parts. The library lacks part two. For part three (the last 9 min. of the rehearsal), see *MGZIDVD 5-513.
Added Author
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer.
Robbins, Jerome, director.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. West Side story.
Sondheim, Stephen. Lyricist
La Fosse, Robert, dancer.
Diner, Elena, dancer.
Soto, Jock, dancer.
Hübbe, Nikolaj, performer.
Toro, Natalie, performer.
Savoye, Sean. Narrator
Wheeldon, Christopher, dancer.
Marcovici, Sébastien, 1975- dancer.
Higgins, Arch, dancer.
Gold, Tom, dancer.
Liang, Edward, dancer.
Ritter, Alexander, dancer.
Bello, Sant'gria, dancer.
Gifford, Michele, dancer.
Allen, Samantha, dancer.
Rutherford, Rachel, dancer.
Bowman, Benjamin, dancer.
Wersinger, Robert, dancer.
Gemignani, Paul. Conductor
New York City Ballet.
Added Title
West Side story suite (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Gift of New York City Ballet.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-512
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