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I am a dancer

Title
I am a dancer [videorecording] / E.M.I. Film Productions ; produced in association with the O.R.T.F. ; produced by Evdoros Demetriou ; directed by Pierre Jourdan.
Publication
Los Angeles, Calif. : Lumiere, Republic Pictures, 1972.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (90 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Series Statement
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Field figures (Choreographic work : Tetley)
  • Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Sylphide (Choreographic work : Rosen, E after Bournonville)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Hightower after Nijinska and Petipa, M)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Credits (note)
  • Editing, Catherine Henry, Timothy Gee ; musical director, Evdoros Demetriou ; executive in charge of production, John L. Hargreaves ; associate producer, Denise Tual ; narration written by John Percival ; set designer, Sydney Beytex.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: Bryan Forbes.
  • Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Sir Frederick Ashton.
Contents
Dance excerpts include: Nureyev in class, taught by Hector Zaraspe -- Nureyev with Elsa Marianne von Rosen, rehearsing corps for La sylphide -- Carla Fracci and Nureyev performing in excerpt from Act II of Bournonville's La sylphide (revival by Elsa Marianne von Rosen; music: Hermann L{wenskjold; costumes: Michel Fresnay) -- Deanne Bergsma and Nureyev in rehearsal, under Glen Tetley's direction, of excerpts from Tetley's Field figures (music: Karlheinz Stockhausen) -- Margot Fonteyn and Nureyev in rehearsal for Frederick Ashton's Marguerite and Armand -- Complete performance of Marguerite and Armand (music: Franz Liszt; costumes: Cecil Beaton) with Fonteyn, Nureyev, Michael Somes as the father, and Leslie Edwards as the Duke; pianist, Tamás Vásáry -- Lynn Seymour and Nureyev in excerpts from Act III of Petipa's Sleeping beauty (music: Tchaikovsky ; decor: Geoffrey Guy) -- Nureyev is seen under the closing credits performing a manège from Act III of Sleeping beauty (choreography by Rosella Hightower)
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2631
ISBN
078200394X
Title
I am a dancer [videorecording] / E.M.I. Film Productions ; produced in association with the O.R.T.F. ; produced by Evdoros Demetriou ; directed by Pierre Jourdan.
Imprint
Los Angeles, Calif. : Lumiere, Republic Pictures, 1972.
Series
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Credits
Editing, Catherine Henry, Timothy Gee ; musical director, Evdoros Demetriou ; executive in charge of production, John L. Hargreaves ; associate producer, Denise Tual ; narration written by John Percival ; set designer, Sydney Beytex.
Performer
Performed by Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Carla Fracci, Lynn Seymour, and Deanne Bergsma, with brief appearances by Frederick Ashton, Hector Zaraspe, Glen Tetley, and Elsa Marianne von Rosen.
Narrator: Bryan Forbes.
Summary
Profile of Rudolf Nureyev, who is seen in class, rehearsal, and performance. In brief interview footage, he talks about his nomadic existence and his first meeting with ballerina Margot Fonteyn.
Performer
Interviewees: Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn, Sir Frederick Ashton.
Local Subject
Ballet in motion pictures. I am a dancer.
Ballet in motion pictures. La sylphide.
Ballet in motion pictures. Sleeping beauty.
Ballet in motion pictures. Field figures.
Ballet in motion pictures. Marguerite and Armand.
Added Author
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, dancer. Interviewee
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991, dancer.
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991. Interviewee
Bergsma, Deanne, dancer.
Fracci, Carla, dancer.
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994, dancer.
Edwards, Leslie, dancer.
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- dancer.
Forbes, Bryan, 1926-2013. Narrator
Zaraspe, Hector.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer. Interviewee
Tetley, Glen, choreographer.
Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007. Composer
Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980. Costume designer
Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886. Composer
Guy, Geoffrey. Designer
Demetriou, Evdoros. Producer
Jourdan, Pierre. Director
Løvenskiold, Herman Severin, 1815-1870. Composer
Beytex, Sydney. Designer
Fresnay, Michel. Costume designer
Rosen, Elsa Marianne von, 1924- choreographer.
Bournonville, August, 1805-1879, choreographer.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Composer
Wright, Peter, 1926- choreographer.
Percival, John. Author
Vásáry, Tamás, 1933- Instrumentalist
E.M.I. Films.
Republic Pictures Corporation.
DHCA.
Added Title
Field figures (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Marguerite and Armand (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Sylphide (Choreographic work : Rosen, E after Bournonville)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Hightower after Nijinska and Petipa, M)
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2631
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