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: 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)

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