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Center stage: F. Prévost and B. Nijinska [videorecording]

Center stage: F. Prévost and B. Nijinska [videorecording]

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1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Eye on dance, 187
Uniform Title
  • Caractères de la danse (Choreographic work : Balon)
  • Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on March 24, 1986 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on April 25, 1986. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
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*MGZIC 9-2980
Center stage: F. Prévost and B. Nijinska [videorecording]
Eye on dance, 187
The achievements of the Russian dancer/choreographer Bronislava Nijinska are discussed by her daughter Irina Nijinska, while those of Françoise Prévost, an 18th-century ballerina at the Paris Opéra, are discussed by Ann Jacoby, associate director of the New York Baroque Dance Company. Irina Nijinska describes her mother's special qualities as a dancer, especially in her own ballet Les biches. She points out some highlights of Bronislava's career, among them the establishment of the École du Mouvement, intended to train dancers to perform in the ballets of her brother Vaslav Nijinsky, and her choreographic experiments, such as Les noces. An excerpt from Les noces, danced by the Oakland Ballet, is screened. Jacoby describes Prévost's gift for expressivity in a period when dancers still wore masks, and her performance of the solo Les caractères de la danse, which required her to impersonate a dozen different types of lovers. Jacoby is seen performing this solo in a reconstruction by Catherine Turocy. In Esoterica balletica, Turocy talks about masks, the language of the fan, and other accessories associated with baroque dancing.
Local Subject
Television. Center stage.
Television. Eye on dance.
Baroque dancing.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Local Subject
Ballet -- France -- 18th century.
Added Author
Nijinska, Irina. Interviewee
Jacoby, Ann. ive, dancer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Turocy, Catherine. Restager
Turocy, Catherine. Speaker
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Oakland Ballet Company.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Caractères de la danse (Choreographic work : Balon)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2980
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