A 1920's work, Chaconne incorporates a showpiece duet for Farrell and Martins-as Orpheus and Eurydice- in this 1978 realization that is among the dancers' signature performances. Balanchine's last ballet for Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, Prodigal Son, with decor by Rouault, was premiered in 1929. In 1978, for Dance In America, Mikhail Baryshnikov was chosen for the role, and it was the first time they worked together-the mentor and pupil produced a stunning classic. The brilliant technician Merrill Ashley is featured in Ballo della Regina, a suite of dances created for her in 1977. The Steadfast Tin Soldier and Tschaikovsky Pas De Deux both feature superior performances by Baryshnikov and Patricia McBride. The former, from 1960, has a charm that mirrors that of The Nutcracker; the latter-which features unpublished music from Swan Lake-is an exciting display of ballet bravura. Elegie, from the late 70s is Balanchine in a romantic mood; a story of unrequited love in which the two dancers-von Aroldingen and Lavery-performed barefoot throughout.