Dance in America: Balanchine Celebrates Stravinsky
Balanchine and the New York City Ballet salute Igor Stravinsky with performances of "Agon," "Persephone" and "Variations for Orchestra." "Persephone," a retelling of the Greek myth, utilizes a tenor, mixed chorus and boys' choir in addition to orchestra and dancers. Principals: Mel Tomlinson, Heather Watts.
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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)