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Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt

Title
Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt [videorecording]
Publication
1966.

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Description
  • 1 streaming video file (39 min., 59 sec.) : sd., b&w; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (40 min.) : sd., b&w ;
Donor/Sponsor
Eglevsky Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Maldoror (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
  • Demoiselles de la nuit (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Note
  • Telecast in the U.S. on March 11, 1966, by NBC-TV. English version of Chemins de la création, produced by Les Films Racines for French television in 1965. Conception: Denise Tual. Director/narrator: Roland Petit.
  • Choreography: Roland Petit. Music: Jean Michel Damase, Maurice Jarre, Jean Françaix, and others (?).
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Contents
DANCE CONTENTS: Demonstration of the choreographer's manipulation of movement phrases. Perf. by Tessa Beaumont and Petit. -- Shrimp cocktail. Perf. by unidentified couple and female ensemble. -- Unidentified duet. Perf. by Jean-Pierre Bonnefous and partner. -- Maldoror: Excerpt. Music: Jarre. Libretto: after the Comte de Lautréamont [pseud. of Isidore Ducasse]. Perf. by Jean-Jacques Béchade (the young man) and female ensemble. -- Maldoror: Excerpt. Rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes onstage with piano accompaniment. Perf. by Petit (Maldoror) and Danièle Jossi (the spider). -- Maldoror: Excerpt. Performance footage. Perf. by Petit and Jossi. -- Pink champagne. Costumes: Yves St. Laurent. Perf. by Renée Jeanmaire and ensemble. -- Les demoiselles de la nuit: Excerpt. Music: Françaix. Libretto: Jean Anouilh. Perf. by Carla Fracci and Paolo Bortoluzzi. This section flawed by severe audio and visual distortion.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8158
Title
Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt [videorecording]
Imprint
1966.
Summary
Excerpt from a documentary on Petit's approach to choreography, illustrated with excerpts from his current works, with special emphasis on Maldoror (first performed in 1963).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-3338.
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Local Subject
Ballet in television. Ballet for skeptics.
Added Author
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, choreographer.
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011. Director
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011. Narrator
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, dancer.
Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924-2020, dancer.
Beaumont, Tessa, dancer.
Bonnefoux, Jean-Pierre, dancer.
Béchade, Jean-Jacques, dancer.
Jossi, Danièle, dancer.
Fracci, Carla, dancer.
Bortoluzzi, Paolo, 1938- dancer.
Damase, Jean-Michel, 1928-2013, composer.
Jarre, Maurice. Composer
Françaix, Jean, 1912-1997. Composer
Saint Laurent, Yves. Costume designer
Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987. Librettist
Lautréamont, comte de, 1846-1870. Librettist
Added Title
Maldoror (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Demoiselles de la nuit (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Eglevsky Collection.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8158
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