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A distraction for an insomniac Nicolas Bernier's Apollon, La Nuit et Comus

Title
A distraction for an insomniac [electronic resource] : Nicolas Bernier's Apollon, La Nuit et Comus / a lecture-demonstration by Catherine Turocy with members of the New York Baroque Dance Company.
Publication
c1996.

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Description
1 streaming video file (61 min.) : sd., col.
Uniform Title
Apollon, La Nuit et Comus (Choreographic work : Turocy)
Alternative Title
Lecture-demonstration on Apollon, La Nuit et Comus by Catherine Turocy
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Recording made possible by the cooperation of the New York Baroque Dance Company and Concert Royal, the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library, and the Public Programs Division of The New York Public Library.
  • First program in the series European court entertainments: distractions for the royal taste, 1500-1789 ; series producer, Alan J. Pally.
  • Accompanied by house program.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Original choreography, Catherine Turocy ; music, Nicolas Bernier ; costumes, Marie Anne Chiment and Mary Myers.
Performer (note)
  • Lecturer: Catherine Turocy.
  • Introduction by Madeleine M. Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on October 2, 1996, by Penny Ward.
Funding (note)
  • Recording made possible by the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
Dance excerpts: noble and comedic dances from Apollon, La Nuit et Comus: Air / danced by Catherine Turocy -- Entrée grave / danced by Carlos Fittante -- Minuet / danced by Ani Udovicki and Carlos Fittante -- Gavotte / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Minuet / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Sarabande / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Rigaudon / danced by Alan Tjaarda Jones.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 8754
Title
A distraction for an insomniac [electronic resource] : Nicolas Bernier's Apollon, La Nuit et Comus / a lecture-demonstration by Catherine Turocy with members of the New York Baroque Dance Company.
Imprint
c1996.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Lecturer: Catherine Turocy.
Introduction by Madeleine M. Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection.
Danced by members of the New York Baroque Dance Company: Catherine Turocy (the duchesse du Maine), Carlos Fittante (Apollon), Alan Tjaarda Jones (Mirth), and Ani Udovicki (La Nuit).
Music played on tape by Concert Royal.
Credits
Original choreography, Catherine Turocy ; music, Nicolas Bernier ; costumes, Marie Anne Chiment and Mary Myers.
Event
Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on October 2, 1996, by Penny Ward.
Summary
Lecture-demonstration on the one-act divertissement Apollon, La Nuit et Comus, originally created in 1715 in honor of the Duchesse du Maine, and presented at her chateau in Sceaux, France. Although the work was never notated, Catherine Turocy drew upon comparable notated dances of the period to devise new choreography for her reconstruction. Her discussion includes the work's plot, research sources, and the use of space, gesture, and comedic elements in 18th-century choreography. The lecture-demonstration closes with a question-and-answer session.
Funding
Recording made possible by the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Original Version
Archival Original: 1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5228.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Baroque dancing.
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Added Author
Turocy, Catherine, choreographer.
Turocy, Catherine, dancer.
Turocy, Catherine. Speaker
Fittante, Carlos, dancer.
Jones, Alan Tjaarda, dancer.
Udovicki, Ani, dancer.
Nichols, Madeleine M. Speaker
Maine, Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, duchesse du, 1676-1753.
Bernier, Nicolas, 1665-1734. Composer
Chiment, Marie Anne, costume designer.
Myers, Mary, costume designer.
Pally, Alan J., producer.
Ward, Penny, videographer.
New York Baroque Dance Company.
Concert Royal (Musical group : U.S.)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
New York Public Library. Public Programs Division.
DHCA.
Added Title
Lecture-demonstration on Apollon, La Nuit et Comus by Catherine Turocy [videorecording]
Apollon, La Nuit et Comus (Choreographic work : Turocy)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 8754
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