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Moving imageUse in library *MGZHB 12-662Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-5952Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


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1 videodisc (NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
  • Time to dance ; no. 6
Uniform Title
  • Beau Danube (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Coppelia (Choreographic work)
  • Produced by WGBH-TV, Boston, for National Educational Television. Conceived and written by Martha Myers. Producer: Jac Venza. Director: Greg Harney. Pianist: William McDermitt. Guest host: Walter Terry.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, transferred from Digital Betacam cassette.
CONTENTS.--Film clips of Irene and Vernon Castle, Argentinita, and Anna Pavlova in The dying swan.--Discussion by Walter Terry and Martha Myers.--Four dancers demonstrate classic enchainements.--Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin discuss performance and interpretation with Miss Myers, and perform excerpts from Swan lake, Streetcar named Desire, Coppélia, and other ballets.--Le beau Danube: excerpt. Choreography: Léonide Massine. Music: Johann Strauss. Performed by Alexandra Danilova and Frederic Franklin and then by Edith Jerell and Thomas Andrew in a modern dress version.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5952
Great performance in dance [videorecording]
Time to dance ; no. 6
System Details
DVD, transferred from Digital Betacam cassette.
The importance of the dancer as creative artist is illustrated with film clips and live performances. Two sets of distinguished dancers perform the same roles from Le beau Danube to show how individual interpretation can vary the effect of the same choreography.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-942.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. Great performance in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Social dancing -- 20th century.
Added Author
Terry, Walter. Host
Castle, Vernon, 1887-1918, dancer.
Argentinita, 1898-1945, dancer.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931, dancer.
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997, dancer.
Castle, Irene, 1893-1969, dancer.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013, dancer.
Jerell, Edith, dancer.
Andrew, Thomas, dancer.
Venza, Jac. Producer
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, choreographer.
Myers, Martha. Conceptor
Added Title
Coppelia (Choreographic work)
Beau Danube (Choreographic work : Massine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5952
*MGZHB 12-662 Another copy; 16 mm. 1 reel.
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