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DVD/Videos: Les Patineurs??

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Looking for the original choreography to Les Patineurs (Ashton?) - does anyone know of a video or DVD of the ballet?

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None has ever been commercially released, although the ballet has been telecast twice, once with ABT, and once with Joffrey.

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as mel has pointed out, LES PATINEURS was televised in the US 2x, once w/ ABT and once w/ the Joffrey.

i believe it was also telecast in the UK with the Sadle's Wells Royal Ballet, but none of these telecasts has yet been released commercially either on cassette or dvd.

here are some of the credits for the tv broadcasts:

The Joffrey Ballet live from Artpark 1978.. 120 min. : sd. color

Notes:Telecast on WNET-TV on August 30, 1978 from Artpark in Lewiston, New York. Producer: Wiley F. Hance. Director: Emile Ardolino.

Performed by the Joffrey Ballet and guest artist Rebecca Wright.

CONTENTS: Les patineurs; chor: Frederick Ashton; mus: Meyerbeer arr. by Constant Lambert; scen and cos: William Chappell; lighting: Jennifer Tipton; danced by Lisa Slagle, Ann Marie De Angelo, Ursula Burke, Laurence Blake, Carol Messmer, John Grensback, Susan Stewart, Jeffrey Hughes, Carole Valleskey, Gregory King, Mark Goldweber, Denise Jackson, Gregory Huffman, Cynthia Anderson, and Patricia Miller.

American Ballet Theatre / WNET/13 ; directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Emile Ardolino. New York, N.Y. : WNET/13, 1976.

(60 min.) : sd., col.

Notes:Telecast on the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York on December 15, 1976.

Art director, William Mickley ; lighting, Ralph Holmes ; written by Tobi Tobias.

Performed by members of American Ballet Theatre.

Narrator: Paul Newman.

Les patineurs (The skaters) / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; [staging] supervised by Brian Shaw ; music, Giacomo Meyerbeer, arranged and orchestrated by Constant Lambert ; costumes, Cecil Beaton ; cast: Fernando Bujones (Boy in green), Karena Brock (Girl in pink), Kristine Elliott (Girl in yellow), Nanette Glushak and Charles Ward (The lovers), Jolinda Menendez and Janet Shibata (The friends), and members of the company.

these can seen on the premises at the NYPLibrary for ther Perf. Arts.

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