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Blue snake [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3383Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Desrosiers, Robert
  • Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986.
  • Hassan, Ahmed.
  • Lang, John.
  • Alleyne, John
  • Blouin, Lorraine
  • Harrington, Rex
  • Lamy, Martine
  • Lavoie, Serge
  • Montague, Owen
  • Ottmann, Peter
  • Newburger, Gretchen
  • Osborne, Gregory
  • Ransom, Jeremy
  • Quinn, Pierre
  • Schramek, Tomas
  • Stewart, Manard
  • Smith, Jerrard.
  • Fichman, Niv
  • National Ballet of Canada.
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the making of Blue snake, first performed by the National Ballet of Canada in 1985. Choreographer Robert Desrosiers is seen working with dancers and collaborators at various stages of the ballet's creation. Erik Bruhn, artistic director of the company, offers his observations of the work, as do several dancers. A complete performance of the ballet, recorded at its world premiere, concludes the program.
Uniform Title
Blue snake (Choreographic work : Desrosiers)
  • Presented by Bullfrog Films. Produced by Rhombus Media Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada. Producers: Niv Fichman, Louise Clark. Director: Niv Fichman. Director of photography: John Walker.
  • Choreography: Robert Desrosiers. Music: Ahmed Hassan, John Lang. Design: Jerrard Smith. Lighting: Robert Thomson.
  • Performed by members of the National Ballet of Canada: John Alleyne, Yolande Auger, Lorraine Blouin, Susan Burk, Todd Carter, Donald Dawson, Nina Goldman, Rex Harrington, Sally-Ann Hickin, Julie Houle, Martine Lamy, Serge Lavoie, Kim Lightheart, Cynthia Macedo, Owen Montague, Peter Ottmann, Gretchen Newburger, Yuri Ng, Gregory Osborne, Jeremy Ransom, Pierre Quinn, Andrew Needhammer, Tomas Schramek, Barbara Smith, Raymond Smith, Manard Stewart, Danielle Tardiff.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3383
Blue snake [videorecording]
Local Subject
Ballet in motion pictures. Blue snake.
Added Author
Desrosiers, Robert, choreographer. Speaker
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986. Speaker
Hassan, Ahmed. Composer
Lang, John. Composer
Alleyne, John, dancer.
Blouin, Lorraine, dancer.
Harrington, Rex, dancer.
Lamy, Martine, dancer.
Lavoie, Serge, dancer.
Montague, Owen, dancer.
Ottmann, Peter, dancer.
Newburger, Gretchen, dancer.
Osborne, Gregory, dancer.
Ransom, Jeremy, dancer.
Quinn, Pierre, dancer.
Schramek, Tomas, dancer.
Stewart, Manard, dancer.
Smith, Jerrard. Designer
Fichman, Niv, producer.
Fichman, Niv, director.
National Ballet of Canada.
Added Title
Blue snake (Choreographic work : Desrosiers)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3383
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