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Dance of the century

Title
Dance of the century [videorecording] / co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Television, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3 ; English version produced by Landseer Films ; series proposed, written, and directed by [Sonia Schoonejans] ; producer, Nicole Philibert.
Publication
France: Amaya Distribution, c1992.

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Description
  • 1 streaming video file (49 min., 15 sec.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
  • 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (49 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ;
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the 6ème/6th Grand Prix International Vidéo Danse.
Series Statement
Dance of the century ; 1.
Uniform Title
  • Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
  • Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
  • Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
  • Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
  • Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Parade (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Train bleu (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
  • Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
  • Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
  • Mirages (Choreographic work : Lifar)
  • Icare (Choreographic work : Lifar)
  • Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Foyer de danse (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Peter and the wolf (Choreographic work : Staff)
  • Dark elegies (Choreographic work : Tudor)
  • Symphonie pour un homme seul (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Jeune homme et la mort (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
  • Carmen (Choreographic work : Petit)
  • Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Mass for the present time (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Ninth symphony (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Bhakti (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Golestan (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Subjects
Note
  • English version of the series Danse du siècle.
  • Title of first program appears on frame as Dance in the century. Credits taken from container for program 5.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Sponsored by Banco di Napoli.
Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are: Giselle, Act II (chor: Petipa after Coralli and Perrot) -- The sleeping beauty (chor: Petipa) -- Isadora Duncan performing at a garden party -- Les sylphides (chor: Fokine) -- Anna Pavlova -- Tamara Karsavina -- Petrouchka (chor: Fokine) -- L'après-midi d'un faune (chor: Nijinsky) -- Le sacre du printemps (chor: Nijinsky) -- Dalcroze dancers -- The three-cornered hat (chor: Massine) -- Parade (chor: Massine) -- Josephine Baker -- Le train bleu (chor: Nijinska) -- Les noces (chor: Nijinska) -- Gaité parisienne (chor: Massine) -- Apollo (chor: Balanchine) -- Les sylphides (chor: Fokine; music for Giselle on soundtrack) -- Les mirages (chor: Lifar) -- Icare (chor: Lifar) -- The sleeping beauty, Act III (chor: Petipa) -- Façade (chor: Ashton) -- Foyer de danse (chor: Ashton) -- Ballet class, Britain -- La fille mal gardée, Act II (chor: Ashton) -- Peter and the wolf (chor: Frank Staff) -- Dark elegies (chor: Tudor) -- Symphonie pour un homme seul (chor: Béjart) -- Le jeune homme et la mort (chor: Petit) -- Carmen (chor: Petit) -- The rite of spring (chor: Béjart) -- Messe pour le temps présent (chor: Béjart) -- Ninth symphony (chor: Béjart) -- Bhakti (chor: Béjart) -- Golestan (chor: Béjart).
Call Number
*MGZIDF 9120
Title
Dance of the century [videorecording] / co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Television, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3 ; English version produced by Landseer Films ; series proposed, written, and directed by [Sonia Schoonejans] ; producer, Nicole Philibert.
Imprint
France: Amaya Distribution, c1992.
Country of Producing Entity
France.
Series
Dance of the century ; 1.
Credits
Sponsored by Banco di Napoli.
Summary
First of a five-part series. Historical overview of classical ballet in Europe in the 20th century, presenting major personalities, dance companies, and dance works in relation to social, political, and cultural events of the time. Archival footage and contemporary performances are used to illustrate dance works. The program begins by examining classical ballet in Russia, as exemplified by the works of Marius Petipa, then traces its importation to western Europe by Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, represented through the choreography of Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Léonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, and George Balanchine. The evolution of European ballet after Diaghilev's death is traced through Serge Lifar and the Paris Opéra Ballet; the work of Marie Rambert, Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois, and Antony Tudor in Britain; and finally the choreography of Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart. The program also looks at Isadora Duncan's influence on Fokine; the contribution of Dalcroze eurythmics; and the Ballets Suédois and its circle of collaborators, including filmmaker René Clair.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-4500 cassette 1.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Television. Dance of the century.
Added Author
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer.
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942, choreographer.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931, dancer.
Karsavina, Tamara, dancer.
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950, choreographer.
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, choreographer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972, choreographer.
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986, choreographer.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer.
Tudor, Antony, 1909-1987, choreographer.
Béjart, Maurice, choreographer.
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, choreographer.
Schoonejans, Sonja. Author. Director
Decouflé, Pierre-François. Director
DHCA.
Added Title
Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Parade (Choreographic work : Massine)
Train bleu (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
Mirages (Choreographic work : Lifar)
Icare (Choreographic work : Lifar)
Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Foyer de danse (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Peter and the wolf (Choreographic work : Staff)
Dark elegies (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Symphonie pour un homme seul (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Jeune homme et la mort (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Carmen (Choreographic work : Petit)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Mass for the present time (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Ninth symphony (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Bhakti (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Golestan (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Gift of the 6ème/6th Grand Prix International Vidéo Danse.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 9120
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