This 1957 recording of Balanchine’s Serenade, filmed in Montreal, has come my way. The cast is really extraordinary: Diana Adams, Patricia Wilde, Yvonne Mounsey, Jacques d’Amboise, and Herbert Bliss. It’s a little cramped, but so exciting, and SO FAST! Adams’ performance is pure emotion; Wilde’s airy jump emanates joy and energy; Jacques d’Amboise is full of drama. The whole performance is very rich.

Screen shot of 1957 Montreal performance of Serenade, with Diana Adams
Screen shot of 1957 Montreal performance of Serenade, with Diana Adams

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