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American Ballet Theatre: A History (Episode #2803H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 27, 2017 -- 10:10 PM

Delve into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world's pre-eminent ballet companies. Ric Burns' documentary combines intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre's key figures: artists pivotal to the company's formation, including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; contemporary luminaries, including dancers Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and artistic director Kevin McKenzie; past and present stars Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomes and Hee Seo.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 28, 2017 -- 4:10 AM

Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (Episode #2704H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 12, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

More than six decades of 20th-century America are seen through the prism of Dorothea Lange's life and lens. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, Lange's haunting "Migrant Mother" remains emblematic of that period. As young America matured into a world power, Lange continued to bear witness, bringing subjects alive, transmitting raw emotions and capturing the human condition. This film is made by Dyanna Taylor, Lange's granddaughter, who began her artistic vision, literally, at Lange's feet.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 22, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 21, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 20, 2017 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, May 13, 2017 -- 3:30 AM

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey (Episode #2902H)

KQED 9: Fri, May 5, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. A co-presentation of Voces and American Masters.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 6, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
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