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Ruth Page, an American original [videorecording]

Ruth Page, an American original [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 128Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Page, Ruth, 1899-1991.
  • Page, Irvine H. (Irvine Heinly), 1901-
  • Delfau, André.
  • Stone, Bentley
  • Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951
  • Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012
  • Koner, Pauline.
  • Clavé, Antoni, 1913-2005.
  • Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006
  • Peterson, Kirk
  • Roses-Thema, Cynthia
  • Vostrikov, Gennadiĭ
  • Collins, Richard, 1945-1991
  • Danias, Starr
  • Meehan, John, 1950-
  • Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982.
  • Terry, Walter.
  • Martin, John , 1893-1985.
  • Flaum, Thea.
  • Han, Daṿid.
  • Wentink, Andrew Mark.
  • Prince, Nicholas.
  • Lundell, Kurt.
  • Van Grove, Isaac.
1 cassette. 60 min. : sd. color with b&w sequences NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Documentary on the life and work of Ruth Page, much of it told by herself. She looks back upon her childhood in Indianapolis; her experiences as a dancer with Pavlova, Bolm, and the Music Box Revue; her marriage to Tom Fisher; her Americana ballets created in Chicago; her abstract works created with Remisov, Noguchi, and Tchelitchew; her partnerships with Harald Kreutzberg and Bentley Stone; and her opera ballets. Contemporary footage shows her demonstrating a barre and rehearsing Carmina burana with the Chicago Ballet. The biographical material is interspersed with scenes of a party given in her honor. Among the guests are her brother Irvine, Patricia McBride, Melissa Hayden, Lehman Engel, Jerome Moross, and the critics Walter Terry and John Martin, who pay tribute to her achievements. Additional commentaries are offered by Pauline Koner, Antoni Clavé, and André Delfau.
Gift of Ruth Page Foundation.
Series Statement
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 128
Uniform Title
  • Frankie and Johnny (Choreographic work : Page and Stone, B)
  • American pattern (Choreographic work : Page and Stone)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Page)
  • Carmina burana (Choreographic work : Page)
  • Alice (Choreographic work : Page)
  • Originally produced as a motion picture by Otter Productions. Producer: Nicholas Prince. Director/executive producer: David W. Hahn. Archivist/writer: Andrew M. Wentink. Narrators: Ruth Page and Celeste Holm. Same as *MGZIC 9-133.
  • Reproduced by Thea Flaum Productions as part of the Ruth Page Video Archives. Listed in accompanying volume, Ruth Page Video Archives, 1990, on p. 537 (in *MGYB (Page) 90-9600).
DANCE CONTENTS: Danse macabre. Chor: Bolm. Perf. by Page and Bolm. -- An American pattern. Chor: Page and Stone. -- Frankie and Johnny. Chor/perf: Page and Stone. -- Romeo and Juliet: Balcony scene pas de deux. Chor: Page. Mus: Tchaikovsky. Cos: Delfau. Perf. by Rebecca Wright, Kirk Peterson, and ensemble. -- Carmina burana. Chor: Page. Mus: Carl Orff. Cos: Delfau. Perf. by Cynthia Ann Roses (prostitute), Gennadi Vostrikov (king), Richard Collins (death), David Hough (bishop), James Sutton (beggar), and Lisa Andrus (nun). -- Alice in wonderland: Pas de deux of Passion flower and Tiger lily. Chor: Page. Mus: Arr. by Isaac Van Grove. Scen: Kurt Lundell. Perf. by John Meehan (Passion flower) and Starr Danias (Tiger lily).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 128
Ruth Page, an American original [videorecording]
Ruth Page Video Archives ; 128
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Ruth Page: An American original.
Ballet in motion pictures.
Opera ballet.
Added Author
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. nrt, choreographer, dancer.
Page, Irvine H. (Irvine Heinly), 1901- Commentator
Delfau, André. Commentator. Costume designer
Stone, Bentley, choreographer, dancer.
Bolm, Adolf, 1894-1951, choreographer, dancer.
Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012, narrator.
Koner, Pauline. Commentator
Clavé, Antoni, 1913-2005. Commentator
Wright, Rebecca, 1947-2006, dancer.
Peterson, Kirk, dancer.
Roses-Thema, Cynthia, dancer.
Vostrikov, Gennadiĭ, dancer.
Collins, Richard, 1945-1991, dancer.
Danias, Starr, dancer.
Meehan, John, 1950- dancer.
Engel, Lehman, 1910-1982. Commentator
Terry, Walter. Commentator
Martin, John , 1893-1985. Commentator
Flaum, Thea.
Han, Daṿid. Producer. Director
Wentink, Andrew Mark. Author
Prince, Nicholas. Producer
Lundell, Kurt. Designer
Van Grove, Isaac. Arranger
Added Title
Frankie and Johnny (Choreographic work : Page and Stone, B)
American pattern (Choreographic work : Page and Stone)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Page)
Carmina burana (Choreographic work : Page)
Alice (Choreographic work : Page)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1249 cassette 128
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