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Ruth Page slide lecture [videorecording]

Title
Ruth Page slide lecture [videorecording]
Publication
1985.

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cassette 39Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 39Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 40Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 40Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
cassette 41Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 41Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Description
3 cassettes. 58 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Series Statement
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 39-41
Subjects
Note
  • Videotaped at Chicago Academy for the Arts on March 22, 1985, by Thea Flaum Productions. For a detailed summary of this lecture, see *MGYB (Page) 90-9600 Ruth Page Video Archives, 1990, p. 254.
Contents
CONTENTS: Cassette 39 (approx. 19 min.): Page reminisces about Anna Pavlova's dancing, and her own experiences in Pavlova's company. She recalls her Asian tour of 1928, the "sack" costume designed for her by Isamu Noguchi, and her partnership with Harald Kreutzberg. Among the ballets she comments upon are The birthday of the Infanta, The flapper and the quarterback, Possessed, and Tropic. -- Cassette 40 (approx. 18 min.): Page discusses her partnership with Bentley Stone, her ballets to the poetry of e. e. cummings and Carl Sandburg, the importance of good collaborators, and Alicia Markova. She comments upon her ballets Frankie and Johnny, American pattern, Carmen, The bells, and others. -- Cassette 41 (approx. 21 min.): Page discusses various treatments of the Faust story, and her ballet Romeo and Juliet. The lecture ends approx. 6 min. into tape, and is followed by footage (partly without audio) of a surprise birthday party for Page.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 39-41
Title
Ruth Page slide lecture [videorecording]
Imprint
1985.
Series
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 39-41
Summary
Unedited footage, recorded for the documentary Ruth Page: Once upon a dancer (1988). For the completed documentary, see: *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 129. Ruth Page presents a slide lecture, principally about her own ballets, to students of the Chicago Academy for the Arts. She comments briefly upon each slide, most of which are off-camera or indiscernible on screen. The lecture is introduced by Orrin Kayan.
Local Subject
Accompaniment, Non-musical.
Television. Ruth Page slide lecture.
Added Author
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Speaker. Commentator
Kayan, Orrin. Commentator
Flaum, Thea. Producer. Director
Added Title
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassettes 39-41
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