1 videodisc (NTSC) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
This program features a panel discussion of The pied piper, a new work for American Ballet Theatre choreographed by David Parsons, and set to music by John Corigliano. Excerpts from the ballet open and close the program. Corigliano discusses his commission to create the music for flutist James Galway, and his mix of conventional and unconventional musical composition and notation in the work. A recorded selection is played to illustrate his comments. Parsons discusses the complexity of choreographing to Corigliano's music and the use of puppetry and digital projection in the ballet.
Choreography by David Parsons. Music by John Corigliano (Pied piper fantasy: concerto for flute and orchestra). Puppets by Michael Curry. Costumes by Ann Hould-Ward.
Excerpts danced by Herman Cornejo, Victor Barbee, and other dancers from American Ballet Theatre. Panelists: David Parsons and John Corigliano. Moderators: Kevin McKenzie and Louis Spisto.
Performed as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on April 22 and 23, 2001; recorded on April 22, 2001 only.
With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, digitization and DVD authoring of the Works & process at the Guggenheim video archive was done by StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.