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The ballerinas [videorecording]

Title
The ballerinas [videorecording] / Polivideo and TVE ; directed by Beppe Menegatti and Tazio Tami ; produced by Joseph Wishy and Tazio Tami.
Publication
Polivideo, TVE, c1985 ; W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur.

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Description
1 videocassette (108 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
  • Cachucha (Choreographic work : Elssler)
  • Coppelia (Choreographic work)
  • Esmeralda (Choreographic work)
  • Giselle (Choreographic work)
  • Papillon (Choreographic work : Lacotte after Taglioni, M)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
  • Sylphide (Choreographic work)
  • Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
  • Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Plays.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Original idea, Beppe Menegatti ; script, Domenico De Martino ; scenery and costumes, Luisa Spinatelli ; director of photography, Giuliano Giustini.
Performer (note)
  • Peter Ustinov (Théophile Gautier, Sergei Diaghilev), Carla Fracci (Marie Taglioni, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi, Emma Livry, Giuseppina Bozzacchi, Carlotta Brianza, Mathilde Kshessinska, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Olga Spessivtzeva), and others (see below).
Contents
  • [Part One]. Paris, 1870, the Opera House (ca. 53 min.) / additional cast, Aurora Benelli, Rolf Bertschinger, Marialuisa Fracci, Loris Gai, Bianca Galvan, Pierre Lacotte, Viviana Mitru, Margherita Mora, Francesco Novelli, Relda Ridoni, Iride Sauri, Gabriel Popescu. Dance excerpts are: La sylphide (1832) [Act II, pas de deux of the Sylphide and James] / danced by Fracci (Marie Taglioni), Peter Schaufuss (Joseph Mazilier) -- La cachucha (1836) / choreography adapted by Ann Hutchinson Guest ; danced by Fracci (Fanny Elssler) -- Giselle (1841) [excerpts from Act II] / danced by Fracci (Carlotta Grisi), Vladimir Vasiliev (Lucien Petipa) ; preceded by brief excerpts from Act I, danced by Fracci, Vasiliev, and a dancer playing Jules Perrot -- Le papillon (1860) [pas de deux] / choreography, Pierre Lacotte ; danced by Fracci (Emma Livry), Michael Denard (Louis Mérante) -- Coppélia (1870) [solo excerpts for Swanhilda] / danced by Fracci (Giuseppina Bozzacchi).
  • [Part Two]. Paris, 1921, the Opera House (ca. 65 min.) / additional cast, Virginio Gazzolo (Stravinsky), Sergio Nicolai (Grand Duke), Ferruccio Soleri (Cecchetti), Gheorghe Iancu (Massine), Jean Rezzonico (Grigoriev), with Aurora Benelli, Matteo Buongiorno, Claudio Colombo, Christian Craciun, Luigi Rigolio, Guido Marni, Francesco Novelli, Krystina Rezzonico, Antonio Gnecchi-Ruscone. Dance excerpts are: The sleeping beauty (1890) [Act III, adagio of grand pas de deux] / danced by Fracci (Carlotta Brianza), Richard Cragun (Paul Gerdt) -- Esmeralda (1907) [two variations and coda] / danced by Fracci (Mathilde Kshessinska), Stephen Jeffries (Nicolas Legat) -- Les sylphides (1909) [pas de deux] / danced by Fracci (Anna Pavlova), Charles Jude (Vaslav Nijinsky) -- The three-cornered hat (1919) [the miller's farruca] / danced by José Antonio (Felix Fernandez Garcia) ; followed by a sequence with Fracci as Tamara Karsavina -- The sleeping beauty (1921) [Act I, Rose adagio] / danced by Fracci (Olga Spessivtseva), with Tiziano Mietto, Domenico di Bisceglie, Edoardo Colacrai, Nedo Zingoni ; preceded by brief excerpts from Aurora's Act III variation, danced by Fracci as Brianza and Spessivtseva.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-780
Title
The ballerinas [videorecording] / Polivideo and TVE ; directed by Beppe Menegatti and Tazio Tami ; produced by Joseph Wishy and Tazio Tami.
Imprint
Polivideo, TVE, c1985 ; W. Long Branch, N.J. : Kultur.
Credits
Original idea, Beppe Menegatti ; script, Domenico De Martino ; scenery and costumes, Luisa Spinatelli ; director of photography, Giuliano Giustini.
Cast
Peter Ustinov (Théophile Gautier, Sergei Diaghilev), Carla Fracci (Marie Taglioni, Fanny Elssler, Carlotta Grisi, Emma Livry, Giuseppina Bozzacchi, Carlotta Brianza, Mathilde Kshessinska, Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Olga Spessivtzeva), and others (see below).
Performer
Music recorded by the Polish Radio National Orchestra of Katowice, directed by Andrzej Straszynski.
Summary
Made-for-television drama in two parts, celebrating the great ballerinas of the 19th and early 20th centuries, as remembered by two pivotal historical figures: the poet and critic Théophile Gautier, and the impresario Serge Diaghilev, both played by Peter Ustinov. Carla Fracci plays all of the leading ballerinas, each of whom is featured in a significant ballet from her repertory. She is supported by an international cast of male ballet stars.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. The ballerinas.
Added Author
Fracci, Carla. act, dancer.
Ustinov, Peter, actor.
Schaufuss, Peter, dancer.
Denard, Michaël, dancer.
Cragun, Richard, dancer.
Jefferies, Stephen, dancer.
Jude, Charles, 1953- dancer.
Ruiz, José Antonio, dancer.
Vasilʹev, Vladimir Viktorovich, 1940- dancer.
Bertschinger, Rolf, dancer.
Gai, Loris, dancer.
Popescu, Gabriel, dancer.
Mietto, Tiziano, dancer.
Colacrai, Edoardo, dancer.
Soleri, Ferruccio, dancer.
Iancu, Gheorghe, dancer.
Straszyński, Andrzej. Conductor
Menegatti, Beppe. Conceptor. Director
Tami, Tazio. Producer. Director
Wishy, Joseph. Producer. Director
Guest, Ann Hutchinson, choreographer.
Lacotte, Pierre, 1932- choreographer, dancer.
Spinatelli, Luisa. Designer. Costume designer
Polskie Radio. Wielka Orkiestra Symfoniczna.
Polivideo (Firm)
Televisión Española.
Kultur International Films.
DHCA.
Added Title
Sylphide (Choreographic work)
Giselle (Choreographic work)
Papillon (Choreographic work : Lacotte after Taglioni, M)
Cachucha (Choreographic work : Elssler)
Coppelia (Choreographic work)
Esmeralda (Choreographic work)
Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-780
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