Great Performances

  • 1972
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

Dance in America: Le Corsaire with American Ballet Theatre

First Aired: December 21, 1999

American Ballet Theatre performs “Le Corsaire,” a bold 1856 saga of love, betrayal, abduction and murder (and, of course, piracy), based on a Byron poem. It's a showcase for male virtuosity, and this production (taken from Marius Petipa's 1899 choreography) features Ethan Stiefel and Joaquin De Luz as good and bad pirates vying for a slave named Medora (Julie Kent). Staged by the Boston Ballet's Anna-Marie Holmes, and taped at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, Cal.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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