Magazine article The New Yorker

THE NEW DON; Dance Notes

Magazine article The New Yorker

THE NEW DON; Dance Notes

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Next week's hottest dance ticket is free, but get there early, because there are fewer than two hundred seats. On Sept. 18 at 6, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, in its Bruno Walter Auditorium (111 Amsterdam Ave.), will show what is probably the world's most famous pirated ballet film, the movie that the photographer Bert Stern, shooting from a lighting booth, made of the first performance of Balanchine's 1965 "Don Quixote," with Balanchine playing the Don and the nineteen-year-old Suzanne Farrell as Dulcinea.

Stern had two cameras, one wide-angle and one for closeups. The library's film experts have edited some of the closeups into the wide shots and "restored" the whole thing, meaning that, where they could, they fixed the scratches on the print and the growls in the soundtrack. …

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