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Romeo and Juliet

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DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Swan Lake [electronic resource]: Themes and Styles

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Maria Tallchief and Nicolas Magallanes perform exerpts from Swan Lake and discuss how certain techniques indicate various human emotions and motivations.
Online
2000; 1956
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Black Marigolds [electronic resource]

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Pearl Lang and Francisco Moncion perform dances to a reading of first century Sanskrit poetry by the Brahman writer Chouras. Music by Alan Hovhaness. The poems were written when the poet was in prison awaiting execution -- in them he recalls his youth.
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1962
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Mayerling [electronic resource]

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Online
2008; 1994
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Manon: A Ballet

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A ballet of the love story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux, a tragedy of innocence corrupted in the pleasure-seeking world of 18th century Paris.
DVD
2003; 1982
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Stone Flower

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The Stone Flower is the last ballet for which Prokofiev wrote music, and is based on a fairy tale story from the Urals, a mixture of real-life scenes and fantastic dreams, of classical dance and folk choreography. Features the Kirov Ballet.
DVD
2005; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cinderella [electronic resource]

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Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton's take on Perrault's the timeless fairy tale is captured live at the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in this performance starring Dame Margot Fonteyn in the title role. Originally telecast on April 19, 1957 on NBC, this particular incarnation of the Cinderella fable soon became a staple of the Royal Ballet's repertoire, and features Ashton himself in the role of one of the cruel and ugly stepsisters.
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2004; 1957