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What's it called? Alicia Alonso [videorecording] : prima ballerina assoluta / [produced for DVD by Allan Altman].
Who published it? Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, [2005], 1958-1985.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  792.845 Ali  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (74 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + Booklet (11 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.) in container.
Special stuff to know! DVD, all regions, full screen (4:3) presentation; mono.
Performers! Alicia Alonso ; with, variously: Azari Plisetsky, Hugo Guffanti, José Parés, Mirta Plá, Loipa Araújo, Aurora Bosch, Jorge Esquivel ; other dancers ; National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba ; Manuel Duchesne Cuzán, conductor.
Helpful notes! Taped 1963-1985; special features taped in 1958 and 1960.
Biographical notes by Ernest Gilbert and Jon Tolansky (11 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
What's it about? Ballerina Alicia Alonso performs scenes from several classic ballets, including Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet, with members of the Ballet National de Cuba.
Helpful notes! Special features: Black swan. Pas de deux / music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; choreography, Marius Petipa (Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch, dancers ; Orchestre de Radio-Canada ; Jean Beaudet, conductor (L'heure du concert, Radio-Canada, December 4, 1958)) -- Pas de Quatre / music by Cesare Pugni ; choreography, Anton Dolin (after Jules Perrot) (Alicia Alonso, Melissa Hayden, Nora Kaye, Mia Slavenska, dancers ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour (New York), April 1, 1960))
What's in it? Swan lake. Black swan Pas de deux / music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after Marius Petipa) -- Romeo & Juliet. Bedroom scene / music by Hector Berlioz ; choreography, Alberto Alonso -- Giselle. Act II Pas de deux / music by Adolphe Adam ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after Jean Coralli & Jules Perrot) -- Coppélia. Dr. Coppélius and the doll (Swanilda) / music by Léo Delibes ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after the original by Arthur Saint-Léon and the version by Marius Petipa) -- Don Quixote. Act III Pas de deux / music by Ludwig Minkus ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after Marius Petipa and Anatole Obukhov) -- Pas de Quatre / music by Cesare Pugni ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after Jules Perrot) -- La fille mal gardée. Lisette keeps her love a secret / music by Peter Ludwig Hertel ; choreography, Alicia Alonso (after Jean Dauberval) -- Oedipus rex. Bedroom scene / music by Leo Brouwer ; choreography, Alicia Alonso & Jorge Lefebre -- La Péri / music by Friedrich Burgmüller ; choreography, Alberto Méndez -- Carmen Suite. Variation & Habanera / music by Rodion Shchedrin (after Bizet) ; choreography, Alberto Alonso.
Helpful subjects! Ballets -- Excerpts.
Ballerinas.
Ballerinas (OCoLC)fst00826015
Ballets -- Excerpts. (OCoLC)fst00826069
It's a special thing! Dance -- Performance.
Filmed dance.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Alonso, Alicia, 1921- Dancer. Choreographer.
Plisetski, Azari. Dancer.
Guffanti, Hugo. Dancer.
Parés, José. Dancer.
Plá, Mirta. Dancer.
Araújo, Luipo. Dancer.
Bosch, Aurora. Dancer.
Esquivel, Jorge. Dancer.
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994. Dancer.
Hayden, Melissa. Dancer.
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987. Dancer.
Slavenska, Mia. Dancer.
Alonso, Alberto. Choreographer.
Lefebre, Jorge. Choreographer.
Méndez, Alberto. Choreographer.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910. Choreographer.
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983. Choreographer.
Altman, Allan. Producer.
Beaudet, Jean. Conductor.
Voorhees, Donald. Conductor.
Duchesne Cuzán, Manuel, 1932- Conductor.
Video Artists International.
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Cuba) Performer.
Ballet Nacional de Cuba.
CBC Symphony Orchestra. Performer.
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra. Performer.
More title info! At head of title screen: Video Artists International presents a production of National Ballet of Cuba, Alicia Alonso, founder and general director
Other titles to try! Heure du concert (Television program)
Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Special numbers! 089948434399
Special numbers! 4343 Video Artists International
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