American Ballet Theatre performs Les Sylphides
Photo by Louis Peres

Dance Week
Live from Lincoln Center

American Ballet Theatre at The Metropolitan Opera House (1978)

American Ballet Theatre


This Live From Lincoln Center broadcast from 1978 features an evening of repertory including, the Act III Grand Pas de Deux of Don Quixote with Natalia Makarova and Fernando Bujones; Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, set to music by Chopin, with Rebecca Wright, Marianna Tcherkassky and Ivan Nagy leading the cast; and George Balanchine’s plotless ballet, Theme and Variations, performed by Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov to the glorious Tchaikovsky score. Rounding out the broadcast is Fokine’s Firebird, a magical tale of the legendary creature who helps two noble lovers overcome an evil sorcerer, set to an iridescent score by Stravinsky.

Performance Date

Available from Sunday, May 31 at 8:00 pm ET until Wednesday, July 15 at 8:00 pm ET

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