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 ...
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."
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.
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.