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Magallanes, Nicholas

Magallanes, Nicholas (27 November 1922)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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347 words

..., Nicholas (born 27 November 1922 in Camargo, Mexico, died 1 May 1977 in New York), Mexican-American dancer. Magallanes was brought to the United States from Mexico at age five and grew up in and around New York City. Fascinated after seeing his first ballet performance, the teenage Magallanes auditioned for George Balanchine , who accepted him for the fledgling School of American Ballet. Thus began Magallanes's lifelong association with the dance enterprises of Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein . He first appeared professionally in Ballet...

Ballet Imperial

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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... Mstislav Dobujinsky . First performance: 25 June 1941 , Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, American Ballet Caravan. (Preview: 29 May 1941 , Little Theater of Hunter College, New York.) Principals: Marie-Jeanne , William Dollar , Gisella Caccialanza , Fred Danieli , Nicholas Magallanes . Revival, staged by Frederic Franklin : 15 October 1964 , New York State Theater, New York City Ballet. Scenery: Rouben Ter-Artunian. Costumes: Barbara Karinska . Principals: Suzanne Farrell , Jacques d'Amboise, Patricia Neary , Frank Ohman , Earle Sieveling ....

Sonnambula, La

Sonnambula, La   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...Norma , and I Capuletti ed i Montecchi . Libretto: Vittorio Rieti. Scenery and costumes: Dorothea Tanning . First performance: 27 February 1946 , City Center of Music and Drama, New York, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Principals: Alexandra Danilova (The Sleepwalker), Nicholas Magallanes (The Poet), Maria Tallchief (The Coquette), Michel Katcharoff (The Host). Concise yet powerfully theatrical, charged with an atmosphere that is often called melodramatic, La Sonnambula is a departure from the neoclassical ballets that have become Balanchine's...

Illuminations

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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.... Ballet in one act. Choreography: Frederick Ashton . Music: Benjamin Britten . Scenery and costumes: Cecil Beaton . First performance: 2 March 1950 , City Center of Music and Drama, New York, New York City Ballet. Principals: Nicholas Magallanes (The Poet), Tanaquil Le Clercq (Sacred Love), Melissa Hayden (Profane Love). In Illuminations Frederick Ashton made a work markedly unlike his other ballets and unlike others in the repertory of the New York City Ballet. Prepared in collaboration with Lincoln Kirstein and Cecil Beaton, it was...

Divertimento No. 15

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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.... First performance: 31 May 1956 , Mozart Festival, American Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, Connecticut; danced by members of the New York City Ballet. Principals: Diana Adams , Melissa Hayden , Allegra Kent , Tanaquil Le Clercq, Patricia Wilde , Herbert Bliss , Nicholas Magallanes , Roy Tobias . First performed as Divertimento No. 15: 19 December 1956 , City Center of Music and Drama, New York, New York City Ballet. Divertimento No. 15 epitomizes the harmonious liaison between perfection and humanity in the classical style as forged by George...

Liebeslieder Walzer

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...York City Ballet. Pianists: Louise Sherman, Robert Irving . Singers: Angeline Rasmussen , Mitzi Wilson , Frank Poretta , Herbert Beattie . Dancers: Diana Adams , William (Bill) Carter; Melissa Hayden , Jonathan Watts ; Jillana , Conrad Ludlow ; Violette Verdy , Nicholas Magallanes . Balanchine's Liebeslieder Walzer , an hour-long marathon of pas de deux, is the choreographer's most extended, intricate, and intimate confessional about love. The ballet, entirely in 3/4 time, paradoxically combines austerity with sensuality in an intoxicating...

Sylvia

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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..., who was very fond of the music, created his Sylvia: Pas de Deux for the New York City Ballet in 1950 , using the valse lente from act 1 and the pas de deux from act 3. In costumes designed by Barbara Karinska , the original performers were Maria Tallchief and Nicholas Magallanes . This showpiece was frequently televised and was later staged, sometimes with the choreography credited to André Eglevsky , for numerous companies in the United States and Canada. In England, Frederick Ashton staged a complete version of Sylvia for the Sadler's Wells...

Symphony in C

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...; Tamara Toumanova , Roger Ritz ; Micheline Bardin , Michel Renault ; Madeleine Lafon , Max Bozzoni . Restaged as Symphony in C: 22 March 1948 , City Center of Music and Drama, New York, Ballet Society. Lighting: Jean Rosenthal . Principals: Maria Tallchief , Nicholas Magallanes ; Tanaquil Le Clercq, Francisco Moncion ; Beatrice Tompkins , Herbert Bliss ; Elise Reiman , John Taras . The original title of Balanchine's opulent ballet to Bizet's first symphony, Le Palais de Cristal , was singularly apt, for this work is indeed a palatial...

Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...Bellini, with decor by the surrealist painter Dorothea Tanning ; it was a Gothic fantasy dealing with the phenomenon of sleepwalking portrayed by Danilova, with Nicholas Magallanes , Maria Tallchief , and Michel Katcharoff . Assisted by Danilova, Balanchine produced a three-act version of Aleksandr Glazunov 's Raymonda (City Center, 12 March 1946 ) that also starred Danilova and Magallanes. Audiences of the time, unused to multiact classical ballets, found Raymonda too leisurely in its pace, so it was soon trimmed to a one-act divertissement . In ...

Don Quixote

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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...Lincoln Center. Balanchine himself appeared as the Don, with Suzanne Farrell (then only nineteen) in one of her first starring roles as Dulcinea. The official premiere took place the following evening, with Richard Rapp as the Don, Deni Lamont as Sancho Panza, and Nicholas Magallanes , Jillana , and Francisco Moncion in supporting roles. The divertissements in act 2 featured many of the principal dancers and soloists in the company, as did the pas d'action in act 3. There is a great deal of choreographic inaction in Balanchine's Don Quixote ,...

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