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American Ballet Theatre

Overview
Works: 1,061 works in 1,408 publications in 3 languages and 16,180 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Televised ballets  Television adaptations  Televised dance  Cultural television programs  Ballet films  Filmed dance 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Instrumentalist, Publisher, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1786.A43, 792.842
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The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chief attraction of this 1977 adaptation is the pairing of Baryshnikov and Kirkland. In consequence, the storyline has been altered to keep Clara and the Nutcracker prince as the focus of the tale. At a Christmas party, Clara is presented with the elegant Nutcracker prince by her doting godfather, Herr Drosselmeyer. A drunken male guest breaks it, and Clara is devastated. That night, Clara dreams about the Nutcracker prince: he comes to life, fights off the Rat King and his minions, and takes her to his kingdom. There she is royally entertained, and they dance together. Shy and diffident Clara longs to remain in the dream world--safe on the brink of adulthood--but her love for her godfather and her family draw her back into the waking world, where adulthood and real romance await her
Baryshnikov by Tharp by Mikhail Baryshnikov( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his 21st birthday celebration, Prince Siegfried is dismayed to learn that now he is of age, his marriage is to be arranged. He goes hunting, and sees beautiful swan wearing a crown. As dusk falls, she is transformed into a beautiful woman. She is Odette, the Swan Queen, and the other swans are other enchanted girls. The spell will be broken if a man, pure in heart, pledges his love to her. Prince Siegfried's mentor, Von Rothbart, is responsible, for he is an evil sorcerer. At a ball, Von Rothbart disguises his daughter Odile as Odette, and the Prince is captivated, and confesses his love. Odette, spying through a window, rushes away in despair, certain that she is doomed to be a swan forever. Will Prince Siegfried betray her, or find some way to free his beloved?
American Ballet Theatre at the Met( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This triple bill of ballets, with an additional glittering pas de deux, is a delightful introduction to the range and excitement of American Ballet Theatre's repertory. Recorded at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on June 11, 1984
Don Quixote (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in sunny Spain, Don Quixote has always been popular in icy Russia. Choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov after Petipa and Gorsky for American Ballet Theatre, it is again a pretext for marvelous dancing. The plot is simple: in Barcelona, young Kitri and her lover Basilio must outwit her father, who wants her to marry the rich Gamache. Kitri's incidental protector is Don Quixote, who sees the feminine ideal in all the women he meets. The path of the plotting lovers travels through a tavern, a gypsy camp, a windmill attack, a fake suicide, and finally a festive wedding. Baryshnikov both pays homage to and revitalizes one of the most popular and joyful ballets in the surviving Russian imperial ballet's repertory
Born to be wild the leading men of American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance documentary travels home with Jose Manuel Carreño (Cuba), Angel Corella (Spain), Vladimir Malakhov (Russia), and Ethan Stiefel (USA), exploring the dancers' personal backgrounds and formal training. The dancers then perform a work created for them by choreographer Mark Morris, Non troppo, also known as Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Baryshnikov's Nutcracker by Norma Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of a young girl, a nutcracker becomes a handsome prince. Illustrated with photos from a performance by the American Ballet Theatre
Variety & virtuosity American Ballet Theatre now( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of the American Theatre Ballet. Includes interviews with individual members and performances by the ballet, which include excerpts from Sleeping beauty, Swan Lake, The leaves are fading, Cruel world, Remanso, Romeo and Juliet, Don Quixote and Bruch's violin concerto no. 1
Ballet favourites( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
The turning point by Herbert Ross( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends who started in ballet are reunited after many years; one is now a star ballerina, the other a Midwestern housewife/dance teacher whose daughter is embarking on her own ballet career
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a programme of short ballets from the repertory of the American Ballet Theatre
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashton strips the literary original of extraneous characters and plots, focusing exclusively on the squabble between Oberon and Titania over possession of an Indian boy
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballet takes its inspiration from the Slavic legend of the "Wilis" as described in the poems of Heinrich Heine. Giselle, a simple peasant girl driven to madness and death through an unhappy love, becomes a ghost ordered to destroy the man who betrayed her, yet seeks to sustain him because of her undying love
Le corsaire by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ballet is the story of swashbuckling pirates, evil slave traders and beautiful harem girls in a tale of abduction, murder and true love
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
Alicia Alonso coaching excerpts from Theme and variations( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Alicia Alonso rehearsing dancers from the American Ballet Theatre in the Theme and variations from Tchaikovsky's Third suite for orchestra with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview with Alicia where she talks about her experiences of being in the premiere of the work and working with Balanchine in general
American Ballet Theatre : thirty-six years of scenic and costume design, 1940-1976( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the American Ballet Theatre in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. The viewer observes the numerous aspects of the creative, managerial and personal challenges faced by members of the company. Includes excerpts from performances of Romeo and Juliet (Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer), Sleeping beauty (Kenneth MacMillan, choreographer), The rite of spring (Glen Tetley, choreographer), Symphonic variations (Frederick Ashton, choreographer), and Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (Clark Tippet, choreographer)
The ballet book : learning and appreciating the secrets of dance : American Ballet Theatre by Nancy Ellison( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides photographs of members of the American Ballet Theatre demonstrating positions and includes discussion and photographs of classwork, rehearsal, choreography, and major ballets
Romeo & Juliet : the love story in dance by Nancy Ellison( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic ballet in five acts, starring Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella, principal dancers of the American Ballet Theatre
 
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