Thursday, January 11, 2007

Longing for Loring

Eugene Loring choreographed that weird and wonderful film, Dr. Seuss' The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T [top photo]. I wanted to find more of his work on video, particularly Aaron Copland's ballet Billy the Kid. Would you believe, I can find no video format of any production of that ballet? So I looked for another of my favorites (not associated with Loring), Stravinsky's Petrouchka [bottom photo is Nijinsky in the title role]. No luck there, either. Is no one interested in preserving and distributing these 20th-century masterworks?? Needless to say, Netflix has five different versions of Coppelia!

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