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Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt

Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Petit, Roland, 1924-2011
  • Petit, Roland, 1924-2011.
  • Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924-2020
  • Beaumont, Tessa
  • Bonnefoux, Jean-Pierre
  • Béchade, Jean-Jacques
  • Jossi, Danièle
  • Fracci, Carla
  • Bortoluzzi, Paolo, 1938-
  • Damase, Jean-Michel, 1928-2013
  • Jarre, Maurice.
  • Françaix, Jean, 1912-1997.
  • Saint Laurent, Yves.
  • Anouilh, Jean, 1910-1987.
  • Lautréamont, comte de, 1846-1870.
  • 1 streaming video file (39 min., 59 sec.) : sd., b&w; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (40 min.) : sd., b&w ;
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).
Eglevsky Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Maldoror (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
  • Demoiselles de la nuit (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
  • 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.
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
Ballet for skeptics: Excerpt [videorecording]
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)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8158
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