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American Ballet Theatre

Overview
Works: 1,138 works in 1,474 publications in 4 languages and 16,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed ballets  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Television adaptations  Televised dance  Christmas films  Ballet films 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Instrumentalist, Publisher, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1790.N88, 792.842
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The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,582 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
American Ballet Theatre at the Met( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 458 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
Don Quixote : (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 427 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
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 338 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?
Born to be wild : the leading men of American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The depth of male dancing at the American Ballet Theatre today is unprecedented. Travel home with Jose Manuel Carreño, Angel Corella, Vladimir Malakhov, and Ethan Stiefel, exploring the dancer's personal backgrounds and formal training. The program culminates with a work created especially for the four dancers by acclaimed choreographer Mark Morris, and includes revealing glimpses of the rehearsal process along the way
Baryshnikov by Tharp( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three ballets choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Variety & virtuosity : American Ballet Theatre now( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 267 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
Baryshnikov's Nutcracker by Norma Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 260 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
Ballet favourites( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 250 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 )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 242 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
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ashton strips the literary original of extraeous characters and plots, focusing exclusively on the squabble between Oberon and Titana over possession of an Indian boy
Le Corsaire by American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 175 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 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performing live at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, the American Ballet Theatre presents a sampling of dances from several well-known ballets, including: Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Gottschalk's Great Galloping Gottschalk, Tchaikovsky's The Black Swan, Handel's Airs, and Chausson's Jardin Aux Lilas. Dancing in both traditional and modern ballet styles, the dancers bring the choreography to life with the help of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 146 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
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Giselle, a peasant girl, who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another. Her spirit becomes one of the Wilis, the lost souls of young women who died betrayed in love
American Ballet Theatre : thirty-six years of scenic and costume design, 1940-1976( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swan Lake( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Ballet Theatre performs Swan Lake
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 85 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
 
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Swan LakeGetting closer : a dancer's perspectiveThe ballet book : learning and appreciating the secrets of dance : American Ballet TheatreBravura! : Lucia Chase & the American Ballet TheatreThe American Ballet Theatre : a 25-year retrospectiveRound about the balletIn classic style : the splendor of American Ballet Theatre