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.
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