The Little Match Girl Ballet

1975, 26:30 min, color, sound

The artist's Ballerina Self, now in the city, has "made it!" Dressed in a tutu, Antin regales an utterly silent gallery audience with her strategy for conquering New York, meeting George Ballanchine in Sardi's and becoming prima ballerina of the company. The climax of the routine is a dramatization (with Antin taking all of the parts) of the ballet she imagines, with sets by Picasso, music by Stravinsky and a scratchy violin as accompaniment.

Violin: Ronald Al Robboy