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Glances at the past producing dance documentaries.

Glances at the past [videorecording] : producing dance documentaries.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2844Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Belle, Anne
  • Wishy, Joseph
  • Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997
  • Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013
  • Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004
  • Alonso, Alicia, 1920-2019
  • Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna, 1910-1998
  • Fracci, Carla
  • McBride, Patricia, 1942-
  • Makarova, Natalia, 1940-
  • Low, Betty
  • Ipiotis, Celia
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • School of American Ballet.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Anne Belle, producer of the film Reflections of a dancer. Alexandra Danilova, prima ballerina assoluta, and Joseph Wishy, producer of A portrait of Giselle, talk about their experiences in making these documentaries. Two excerpts from Reflections of a dancer depict Frederic Franklin's reminiscences of his partnership with Danilova, and footage of Danilova rehearsing students of the School of American Ballet in preparation for a workshop performance. An excerpt from A portrait of Giselle (b&w and color) depicts the Act I mad scene as performed by Alicia Markova, Alicia Alonso, Galina Ulanova, and Carla Fracci, concluding with footage of Anton Dolin coaching Patricia McBride; Fracci and Natalia Makarova are also glimpsed in interviews. In Esoterica balletica, Betty Low discusses the premiere of Vaslav Nijinsky's L'après-midi d'un faune.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 56
Uniform Title
Giselle (Choreographic work)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on June 1, 1982 at Arc Video Studio, New York. Telecast on June 7, 1982. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. [Video] director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2844
Glances at the past [videorecording] : producing dance documentaries.
Eye on dance ; 56
Local Subject
Television. Glances at the past.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Video recordings -- Production and direction.
Ballet in motion pictures. Reflections of a dancer - Alexandra Danilova, prima ballerina assoluta.
Ballet in television. Portrait of Giselle.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Television. Eye on dance.
Added Author
Belle, Anne, interviewee
Wishy, Joseph, interviewee.
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997, teacher.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013, interviewee.
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004, dancer.
Alonso, Alicia, 1920-2019, dancer.
Ulanova, Galina Sergeevna, 1910-1998, dancer.
Fracci, Carla, dancer, interviewee.
McBride, Patricia, 1942- dancer.
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- interviewee.
Low, Betty, commentator.
Ipiotis, Celia, host, producer, director.
Bush, Jeffrey C., producer.
School of American Ballet.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Giselle (Choreographic work)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2844
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