Synopsis by Mark Deming
This video collects classic performances by the New York City Ballet, under the direction of the legendary George Balanchine. Merrill Ashley reprises the role she created in "Ballo Della Regina," Mikhail Baryshnikov and Patricia McBride team up for "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," Karin Von Aroldingen performs "Elegie," and much more. Balanchine: Dance in America -- Ballo della Regina/Steadfast Tin Soldier/Elegie/Tschaikovsky was originally produced for PBS; the presentation won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Classical Music Program in the Performing Arts.
ballet-dance, dance [art], highlights