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American Ballet Theatre

Overview
Works: 1,130 works in 1,547 publications in 3 languages and 16,676 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Cultural television programs  Television programs  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Christmas television programs  Filmed ballets  Television musicals  Televised dance 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Publisher, Other
Classifications: GV1790.N88, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by American Ballet Theatre
The nutcracker by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,450 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2020 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikhail Baryshnikov discusses dance and performs in three works choreographed by Twyla Tharp
Don Quixote : (Kitri's wedding) : a ballet in three acts by L Minkus( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 393 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
American Ballet Theatre at the Met by Cynthia Harvey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 385 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
Swan lake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 314 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 by American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 288 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
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 258 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
Boys dance! by John Robert Allman( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate boys who dance, from their very first day of stretching at the barre while dreaming of the exciting roles they might one day play.--
Ballet favourites( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Baryshnikov's Nutcracker by Norma Klein( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 238 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
The turning point by Herbert Ross( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 236 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
Variety & virtuosity : American Ballet Theatre now( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 233 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
American Ballet Theatre in San Francisco by American Ballet Theatre( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 215 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
B is for ballet : a dance alphabet by John Robert Allman( Book )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A is for arabesque, B is for Baryshnikov, and C is for Coppélia in this beautifully illustrated, rhyming, alphabetic picture book, filled with ballet stars, dances, positions, and terminology. Written by the acclaimed author of A Is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z, the dazzling, creative wordplay forms a graceful pas de deux with the stylish, swooping lines and rich color of the sumptuous illustrations. In partnership with the American Ballet Theatre, here is the perfect gift for any ballet fan, from children just starting ballet to adults who avidly follow this graceful artform." -- Amazon.com
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 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
Great pas de deux( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
Le Corsaire by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 157 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
American Ballet Theatre : thirty-six years of scenic and costume design, 1940-1976( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Giselle : a romantic ballet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 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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Variety & virtuosity : American Ballet Theatre now
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Getting closer : a dancer's perspectiveBravura! : Lucia Chase & the American Ballet TheatreThe ballet book : learning and appreciating the secrets of dance : American Ballet TheatreThe American Ballet Theatre : a 25-year retrospectiveRound about the balletIn classic style : the splendor of American Ballet TheatreThe book of ballet
Alternative Names

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