Walter Reade Theater
Friday January 17th at 7pm
Saturday January 18th at 1pm

Dance Films Association's 31st annual Dance On Camera Festival 2003 presents Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky

"The music is always first."  --George Balanchine

Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky celebrates the seminal collaboration of the 20th century between a composer and a choreographer. Conceived and written by dance historian and musicologist Stephanie Jordan, the video shows the extraordinary range of ways in which Balanchine approached Stravinsky’s music over the years. The major focus is Agon, but sections from many other Stravinsky/Balanchine ballets are analyzed such as Apollo, Duo Concertant and the Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée. Included in the presentation are New York City Ballet Principal Dancers, Peter Boal, Albert Evans and Wendy Whelan, studio musicians, an interview with Suzanne Farrell, rare rehearsal archive footage of Movements for Piano and Orchestra, and a 1960 telecast of Violette Verdy in Agon. Brief performance clips are also included.

Walter Reade Theater
Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street, plaza level
(212) 875-5610

Image of the Music Dances VHS