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Additional Authors
  • Aldrich, Elizabeth, 1947-
  • Lancelot, Francine.
  • Ōno, Tadamoro, 1933-
  • Opoku, Albert A.
  • Arhin, Kwame.
  • Mardawa, Rama Sasminta.
  • Soedarsono, Suharti.
  • Suharto, Ben.
  • Paré, Jean Christophe
  • Richardson, Miranda.
  • Hamengku Buwono X, Sultan of Yogyakarta, 1946-
  • Grauer, Rhoda.
  • Dunlop, Geoff.
  • Venza, Jac.
  • Ris et Danceries (Company)
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (59 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Program 3 of an eight-part documentary series exploring the ramifications of dance around the world. Japan, France, Java, and Ghana show how court dances serve to reinforce the power of a sovereign, preserve social hierarchies, express cultural ideals, support the state religion, and serve other functions vital to government. Tadamoro Ōno, a member of the Imperial Household of Japan, discusses the court dance form Bugaku. Historian Elizabeth Aldrich and Francine Lancelot, artistic director of Ris et Danceries, examine dance at the court of Louis XIV. The palace of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X of Yogyakarta in central Java offers examples of the wayang wong (dance drama) and bedoyo (women's court dance), with commentaries by the Sultan, and by dance master Romo Sas (Rio Sasminta Mardawa), Suharti Soedarsono, and Benedictus Suharto. Dances at the palace of the Asantehene, the elected king of the Asante people of Ghana, are described by Albert Opoku and Kwame Arhin.
Gift of Bob Lockyer, BBC.
Series Statement
Dancing [British edition] ; 3
Uniform Title
  • Dancing (Television series)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Sergeev, K after Petipa, M)
Alternative Title
Dance at court.
  • Produced by Thirteen/WNET in association with RM Arts and BBC-TV. Series devised by Rhoda Grauer, executive producer. Producers: Geoff Dunlop and Jane Alexander, Screenlife Limited. Director: Geoff Dunlop. Director, performance programs: Jac Venza. Narrator: Miranda Richardson.
  • British edition, with some differences in content and editing from the American edition, which appears on *MGZIC 9-4111. This is episode 4 in the American series.
DANCE CONTENTS: Marches and drills celebrating the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II of England, filmed in London. -- Procession of the Asantehene and other chiefs, filmed in Ghana. -- Reception at the court of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X in Yogyakarta. -- Shinto ceremonies centering on Emperor Akihito of Japan. -- Bugaku performance, filmed in Japan. -- Excerpts from the opera-ballet Atys, and other baroque dances in performance and rehearsal. Reconstructed by Lancelot and perf. by members of Ris et Danceries. -- Wayang wong, including masked dancers and a combat dance, filmed in Yogyakarta. -- Bedoyo. -- Dance rehearsal, supervised by Romo Sas. -- Dances associated with an Adae [festival] at the court of the Asantehene, filmed in Ghana. -- Dance rehearsal, supervised by Romo Sas. -- Bugaku masked dance. -- Jean-Christophe Paré in a baroque dance rehearsal. -- Girls' ballet class at the Kirov Ballet School in Russia. -- The sleeping beauty: Act I, Aurora's variation.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1850
Dancing. Dance at court [videorecording]
Dancing [British edition] ; 3
Local Subject
Television. Dancing.
Local Subject
Baroque dancing.
Social dancing -- 17th century
Social dancing -- 18th century.
Opera ballet. Atys.
Dance -- Political aspects -- France.
Local Subject
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Japan.
Shinto rites and ceremonies.
Ashanti (African people) -- Dances.
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Ghana.
Local Subject
Court dances -- Indonesia -- Java.
Local Subject
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Indonesia -- Java.
Local Subject
Marching drills -- Great Britain.
Marching bands.
Added Author
Aldrich, Elizabeth, 1947- Commentator
Lancelot, Francine. Commentator
Ōno, Tadamoro, 1933- Commentator
Opoku, Albert A. Commentator
Arhin, Kwame. Commentator
Mardawa, Rama Sasminta. Commentator
Soedarsono, Suharti. Commentator
Suharto, Ben. Commentator
Paré, Jean Christophe, dancer.
Richardson, Miranda. Host
Hamengku Buwono X, Sultan of Yogyakarta, 1946- Commentator
Grauer, Rhoda. Producer
Dunlop, Geoff. Producer. Director
Venza, Jac. Director
Ris et Danceries (Company)
Added Title
Dancing (Television series)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Sergeev, K after Petipa, M)
Dance at court.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1850
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