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Bold steps: the National Ballet of Canada [videorecording]

Title
Bold steps: the National Ballet of Canada [videorecording]
Publication
1984, c1986.

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1 videocassette. 81 min. : sd. color with b&w sequences NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
  • Etudes (Choreographic work : Lander, H)
  • Here we come (Choreographic work : Bruhn)
  • Bayadère (Choreographic work : Makarova after Petipa, M)
  • Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Beriosoff after Gorski and Petipa, M)
  • Sphinx (Choreographic work : Tetley)
  • Oiseaux exotiques (Choreographic work : Patsalas)
  • Swan lake (Choreographic work : Bruhn)
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  • A Primedia/BBC co-production in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Telefilm Canada. Copyright 1986 by CBC Enterprises, Toronto. Director: Cyril Frankel. Producer, Primedia: Pat Ferns. Producer, BBC: Christopher Martin. Narrator: Robert Cushman.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-789
Title
Bold steps: the National Ballet of Canada [videorecording]
Imprint
1984, c1986.
Summary
Documentary on the National Ballet of Canada, recorded during the artistic directorship of Erik Bruhn. The company's early days are recalled by founder/former artistic director Celia Franca, former dancer Lorna Geddes, and musical director George Crum, and illustrated with film footage and still photographs. The activities of its affiliated school, headed by Betty Oliphant, are also depicted. Bruhn and guest artists Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov talk about the company, which is seen in class, rehearsal and performance. Excerpts from the following ballets are shown: Études (chor: Harald Lander, staged by Toni Lander and Lise Lander; mus: Karl Czerny), perf. by Martine Lamy and ensemble. - Here we come (chor: Bruhn; mus: Morton Gould; cos: Judy Peyton-Ward), perf. by male ensemble. - La bayadère: kingdom of the shades (chor: Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa; mus: Ludwig Minkus, arranged by John Lanchbery; lighting: Sholem Dolgoy), perf. by Yoko Ichino, Kevin Pugh, and female ensemble. - Don Quixote pas de deux (chor: Nicolas Beriosoff after Gorski and Petipa; mus: Minkus, arranged by Lanchbery), perf. by Ichino and Pugh. - Oiseaux exotiques (chor: Constantin Patsalas; mus: Harry Freedman; design: Desmond Heeley), perf. by Karen Kain, Owen Montague, and ensemble. - Sphinx (chor: Glen Tetley; mus: Bohuslav Martinů; scen: Rouben Ter-Arutunian; cos: Willa Kim; lighting: Jennifer Tipton), perf. by David Nixon, Gizella Witkowsky, Montague. - Swan lake: Act II pas de deux (chor: Bruhn after Petipa and Ivanov; mus: Peter Tchaikovsky; cos: Heeley), sections perf. by Kain and Nixon, Witkowsky and Gregory Osborne, and Sabina Allemann and Raymond Smith.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. Bold steps: the National Ballet of Canada.
Added Author
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986, choreographer. Commentator
Franca, Celia, 1921- Commentator
Geddes, Lorna. Commentator
Crum, George, 1926- Commentator
Patsalas, Constantin, choreographer.
Kain, Karen, dancer.
Montague, Owen, dancer.
Lamy, Martine, dancer.
Pugh, Kevin, dancer.
Ichino, Yoko, dancer.
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. Commentator
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- commentator.
Nixon, David, dancer.
Witkowsky, Gizella, dancer.
Osborne, Gregory, dancer.
Allemann, Sabina, dancer.
Smith, Raymond, dancer.
Lander, Harald, 1905-1971, choreographer.
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- choreographer.
Tetley, Glen, choreographer.
Frankel, Cyril. Director
National Ballet of Canada.
National Ballet School (Canada)
Added Title
Etudes (Choreographic work : Lander, H)
Here we come (Choreographic work : Bruhn)
Bayadère (Choreographic work : Makarova after Petipa, M)
Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Beriosoff after Gorski and Petipa, M)
Sphinx (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Oiseaux exotiques (Choreographic work : Patsalas)
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Bruhn)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-789
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