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1985
Baryshnikov by Tharp
Mikhail Baryshnikov and members of the American Ballet Theatre perform three original dances choreographed by Twyla Tharp: "The Little Ballet", "Sinatra Suite" and "Push Comes To Shove". "The Little Ballet" is a sweet and charming modern take on the traditional 19th century ballet. In "Sinatra Suite", Mikhail Baryshnikov and Elaine Kudo fall in and out of love to the music of Frank Sinatra. And finally, the comical and frenetic "Push Comes to Shove" features Mikhail Baryshnikov, Elaine Kudo, Susan Jaffe and the rest of the ensemble in a modernist homage to classical ...
 
1987
David Gordon's 'Made in U.S.A.'
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Valda Setterfield, the American Ballet Theatre and the David Gordon Pick-Up Company perform three ballets by David Gordon: "Valda and Misha," "TV Nine Lives," and "Murder."
 
1990
Bob Fosse: Steam Heat
A documentary profile of director/choreographer Bob Fosse. Includes clips from his films and television specials as well as interviews with Fosse, remembrances from his friends, and commentary by Gwen Verdon. A "Dance in America" presentation, broadcast as part of "Great Performances."
 
11 Feb. 2001
Free to Dance
A documentary on the pivotal role played by African American dancers and choreographers in the development of modern dance as an American art form.
 
May 2001
Holo Mai Pele
Lushly covers the Hawaiian myth of the goddess Pele and her sister, its roots in land and culture and its performance in the classic group hula form.
 
5 Feb. 2002
From Broadway: Fosse
A filmed Broadway production of a 1999 tribute that strings together acclaimed choreographer Bob Fosse's "greatest hits."
 
3 Feb. 2003
Born to Be Wild: The Leading Men of American Ballet Theatre
A documentary crew follows four leading men of American Ballet Theatre to their respective hometowns as they rehearse a newly commissioned work by choreographer Mark Morris.
 
18 Jun. 2003
Lar Lubovitch's 'Othello'
San Francisco Ballet production of "Othello" filmed at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House on March 2 and 3, 2002.
 
21 Apr. 2004
'The Dream' with American Ballet Theatre
American Ballet Theatre production of "The Dream', Frederick Ashton's one-act ballet based on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" featuring music by Mendelssohn. Taped July 2003 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.
 
28 Aug. 2006
'Jewels' from the Paris Opera Ballet
The Paris Opera Ballet production of George Balanchine's 'Jewels", filmed at the Palais Garnier in 2000. Balanchine's 1967 work is divided into three parts, "Emeralds," "Rubies" and "Diamonds," and set to music by (respectively) Faure, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.
 

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