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Ballet Festival [and] On the spot [videorecording]

Ballet Festival [and] On the spot [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1183Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Spohr, Arnold
  • Stoneham, Jean
  • Gencsy, Eva von
  • McGrath, Bill
  • Wales, Gordon
  • Farrally, Betty, 1916-1989.
  • Mulholland, Donald.
  • Volkoff, Boris
  • Fleming, Robert, 1921-
  • Weinzweig, John, 1913-2006.
  • Lloyd, Gweneth
  • Blais, Roger.
  • Devlin, Bernard.
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
  • Volkoff Canadian Ballet (Company)
  • National Film Board of Canada.
  • Canadian Ballet Festival.
1 cassette. 25 min. : sd. b&w NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
Red ear of corn (Choreographic work : Volkoff)
  • Compilation of a motion picture and a television program, respectively released in 1949 and 1953 by the National Film Board of Canada. Rereleased as a Living Museum Videocassette by the Dance Collection Danse of the National Film Board of Canada.
  • CONTENTS. - Ballet Festival (approx. 11 min.). A Canada Carries On production. Producer: Donald Mulholland. Director: Roger Blais. Photography: Lorne Batchelor. Narrator: Tom Benson. Music arranged by Louis Applebaum. SUMMARY: Motion picture documentary about the 2nd Canadian Ballet Festival, held at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto on March 1-5, 1949. Scenes of the audience and the dancers backstage are interspersed with glimpses of the performances, which included the Ottawa Ballet in Fokine's Les sylphides; the Winnipeg Ballet in Gweneth Lloyd's Visages, to music by Walter Kaufman; and the Volkoff Canadian Ballet in Boris Volkoff's The red ear of corn, to music by John Weinzweig. Most of the performances are not identified. Other participating companies included the Neo-Dance Theatre, Hamilton Ballet, Academy of Ballet, Ruth Sorel Modern Dance Company, Mildred Wickson Ballet, and Toronto Ballet School. - On the spot (approx. 14 min.). A program from the television series. Producer: Bernard Devlin. SUMMARY: Host Fred Davis makes a behind-the-scenes visit to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, where he interviews general manager Henry Guettel and producer/ballet mistress Betty Farrally. The company is seen in a studio rehearsal of Gweneth Lloyd's Chapter 13, to music by Robert Fleming. Brief footage of a children's class is also shown. Among the dancers who appear are Arnold Spohr, Jean Stoneham, Eva von Gencsy, Bill
  • McGrath, and Gordon Wales.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1183
Ballet Festival [and] On the spot [videorecording]
Local Subject
Ballet -- Canada -- 1945-1949.
Ballet -- Canada -- 1950-1954.
Ballet in motion pictures. Ballet Festival.
Ballet in television. On the spot.
Added Author
Spohr, Arnold, dancer.
Stoneham, Jean, dancer.
Gencsy, Eva von, dancer.
McGrath, Bill, dancer.
Wales, Gordon, dancer.
Farrally, Betty, 1916-1989. Interviewee
Mulholland, Donald. Producer
Volkoff, Boris, choreographer.
Fleming, Robert, 1921- Composer
Weinzweig, John, 1913-2006. Composer
Lloyd, Gweneth, choreographer.
Blais, Roger. Director
Devlin, Bernard. Producer
Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Volkoff Canadian Ballet (Company)
National Film Board of Canada.
Canadian Ballet Festival.
Added Title
Red ear of corn (Choreographic work : Volkoff)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1183
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