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The nutcracker. Dec. 6, 1983 [videorecording]

Title
The nutcracker. Dec. 6, 1983 [videorecording] / [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Publication
1983.

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Description
2 videodiscs (NTSC) (113 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Filmed in close shot. Sound level is low; increase volume to improve audibility.
Credits (note)
  • Scenario based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The nutcracker and the mouse king ; scenery, Rouben Ter-Arutunian ; costumes, Karinska ; original lighting, Ronald Bates. Conductor, Robert Irving.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on Dec. 6, 1983, for archival purposes.
Contents
  • Disc 1. Act I (50 min.) / performed by Richard Dryden (Dr. Stahlbaum), Catherine Morris (Frau Stahlbaum), Lily Nell Warren (Marie), Anthony Pollner (Fritz), Stacey Calvert and Kelly Cass (maids), Karin von Aroldingen and Bart Cook (the grandparents), Jerome Robbins (Herr Drosselmeier), Max Blechman (the nutcracker prince), Gen Horiuchi (soldier), Marisa Cerveris and Miriam Mahdaviani (Harlequin and Columbine), Paul Frame (mouse king), with Lisa Chalmers, Lisa Jackson, Margo Krody, Simone Schumacher, Shelley Scott, Deborah Wingert, Paul Boos, Espen Giljane, Peter Naumann, David Otto, William Otto, Sean Savoye, Peter Boal, Michael Byars, Patrick Hinson, Stacy Caddell, Antonia Franceschi, Victoria Hall, Zippora Karz, Julie Kirstein, Margo Krody, Jerri Kumery, Catherine Oppenheimer, Catherine Ryan, Leslie Roy, Catherine Ryan, Roma Sosenko and children's ensemble (guests, mice, snowflakes).
  • Disc 2. Commemoration of 1000th performance (8 min.) -- Act II (55 min.) / performed by Suzanne Farrell (the sugarplum fairy), Peter Martins (her cavalier), children's ensemble (angels), Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Joseph Duell with Stacey Calvert, Kelly Cass, Zippora Karz, Catherine Ryan, Peter Boal, Michael Byars, Espen Giljane, Patrick Hinson (hot chocolate), Lourdes Lopez (coffee), Jean-Pierre Frohlich with Marisa Cerveris, Rita Norona (tea), Daniel Duell with children's ensemble (candy canes), Susan Gluck with Julie Kirstein, Miriam Mahdaviani, Leslie Roy, Roma Sosenko (marzipan shepherdesses), Paul Frame with children's ensemble (Mother Ginger and her Pollchinelles), Heather Watts (dewdrop fairy), Helene Alexopoulos, Lauren Hauser, with Lisa Chalmers, Victoria Hall, Elizabeth Irwin, Lisa Jackson, Margo Krody, Jerri Kumery, Catherine Oppenheimer, Teresa Reyes, Simone Schumacher, Shelley Scott, Shawn Stevens, Deborah Wingert (flowers).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4144
Title
The nutcracker. Dec. 6, 1983 [videorecording] / [presented by] New York City Ballet ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.
Imprint
1983.
Credits
Scenario based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's tale The nutcracker and the mouse king ; scenery, Rouben Ter-Arutunian ; costumes, Karinska ; original lighting, Ronald Bates. Conductor, Robert Irving.
Event
Videotaped in performance at New York State Theater, New York, on Dec. 6, 1983, for archival purposes.
Summary
Special events mark the 1000th performance of George Balanchine's The nutcracker. At the beginning of disc 2, preceding Act II, Mayor Edward I. Koch speaks in the honor of the occasion, noting Balanchine's connections to New York City, and reads a proclamation; Lincoln Kirstein also speaks briefly. This performance was also Peter Martins's farewell performance with the company; during curtain calls Martins is honored by Jerome Robbins and others.
Added Author
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893, composer.
Robbins, Jerome, performer.
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Warren, Lily Nell, dancer.
Pollner, Anthony, dancer.
Blechman, Max, dancer.
Watts, Heather, dancer.
Cerveris, Marisa, dancer.
Mahdaviani, Miriam, dancer.
Horiuchi, Gen, dancer.
Frankfurt, Wilhelmina, dancer.
Duell, Joseph, dancer.
Frohlich, Jean Pierre, dancer.
Noroña, Rita, dancer.
Gluck, Susan, dancer.
Alexopoulos, Helene, dancer.
Hauser, Lauren, dancer.
Frame, Paul Edward, dancer.
Irving, Robert, 1913-1991, conductor.
Ter-Arutunian, Rouben, 1920-1992, set designer.
Karinska, Barbara, costume designer.
Hoffmann, E. T. A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus), 1776-1822. Author
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013, speaker.
New York City Ballet.
Added Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-4144
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