Friday, 10 August 2012

American Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake directed by Judy Kinberg

Gillian Murphy and Angel Corella star in this American Ballet Theatre production of the Tchaikovsky ballet. Performed at the Kennedy Center, it originally aired on Great Performances.

Hosted by Caroline Kennedy, the intermission includes interview segments with Kevin McKenzie and Gillian Murphy.

"Swan Lake is considered one of the classical ballet's greatest challenges for a ballerina. In one performance, she really dances two roles: the tender, lyrical Odette, the white swan of the second act, and the steely, scintillating Odile, the black swan of Act III." - Caroline Kennedy

Other titles: Great performances (WNET (Television station: New York, N.Y.)

Credits: Choreography, Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov; music, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; sets and costumes, Zack Brown; stage lighting, Duane Schuler; edited by Girish Bhargava; camera, Bill Akerlund ... [et al.]

Performers: Gillian Murphy (Odette/Odile), Angel Corella (Sigfried), Isaac Stappas and Marcelo Gomes (Rothbart), Georgina Parkinson (Queen), Frederic Franklin (Wolfgang), Herman Cornejo (Benno), American Ballet Theatre; Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, Ormsby Wilkins, conductor; Caroline Kennedy, host/commentator.

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