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Lynn Seymour, in a class of her own [videorecording]

Title
Lynn Seymour, in a class of her own [videorecording] / produced by Nielsen-Ferns International Ltd. ; directed by Karin Altmann ; produced by Pat Ferns.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : MasterVision, c1979.

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Description
1 videocassette (55 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
  • Deux pigeons (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Intimate letters (Choreographic work : Seymour)
  • Mac and Polly (Choreographic work : Seymour)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Alternative Title
Ballerina: Lynn Seymour
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance rehearsals.
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title on original container: Ballerina: Lynn Seymour.
Credits (note)
  • Camera, Roger Deakins ; editing, Roger Crittenden, assisted by Sara Jolly.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: John Sterland.
Event (note)
  • Filmed in England, Canada, and Germany.
Contents
Dance excerpts (in order of appearance): Romeo and Juliet: bedroom pas de deux / choreography, Kenneth MacMillan ; music, Sergey Prokofiev ; danced by Lynn Seymour and David Wall -- Mac and Polly / choreography, Lynn Seymour ; music, Kurt Weill ; danced in rehearsal and at the world premiere performance at the Commonwealth Games dance gala in Alberta, Canada, by Seymour and Stephen Jefferies -- The two pigeons: pas de deux / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, André Messager ; danced in rehearsals by Seymour and Christopher Gable -- Solo / choreography, Lar Lubovitch ; music, Aleksandr Scriabin ; danced in performance by Seymour -- Intimate letters / choreography, Seymour ; music, Lěos Janáček ; danced in rehearsal by Seymour with Galina Samsova, Werner Dittrich, and members of Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet ; danced in performance by Seymour and Dittrich -- Romeo and Juliet: bedroom pas de deux / credits as above ; danced by Seymour and Wall.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2682
ISBN
1559193123
Title
Lynn Seymour, in a class of her own [videorecording] / produced by Nielsen-Ferns International Ltd. ; directed by Karin Altmann ; produced by Pat Ferns.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : MasterVision, c1979.
Event
Filmed in England, Canada, and Germany.
Credits
Camera, Roger Deakins ; editing, Roger Crittenden, assisted by Sara Jolly.
Performer
Narrator: John Sterland.
Summary
Documentary, presented with a minimum of narration, covering a four-month period in the life of ballerina Lynn Seymour, who is seen in transition between her long tenure as a member of Britain's Royal Ballet and a new position as director, resident choreographer, and first ballerina of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Germany. She is seen discussing her new appointment with Rudolf Nureyev in a dance studio; rehearsing and performing choreography by herself and others; signing a contract with August Everding, intendant of the Bayerische Staatsoper; and leaving the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden after her final performance with the Royal Ballet. In one segment, dance critic Clement Crisp and photographer Anthony Crickmay comment upon Seymour's special qualities as a dancer, as evinced by her photographs in various roles.
Added Author
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- choreographer, dancer. Commentator
Wall, David, dancer.
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. Commentator
Jefferies, Stephen, dancer.
Crisp, Clement. Commentator
Crickmay, Anthony. Commentator
Gable, Christopher, dancer.
Samsova, Galina, dancer.
Dittrich, Werner, dancer.
Everding, August, 1928- Depicted
Altmann, Karin. Director
Ferns, Pat. Producer
MacMillan, Kenneth, choreographer.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer.
Lubovitch, Lar, 1943- choreographer.
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953. Composer
Weill, Kurt, 1900-1950. Composer
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich, 1872-1915. Composer
Messager, André, 1854-1929. Composer
Janáček, Lěos, 1854-1928. Composer
Royal Ballet.
Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet.
Bayerische Staatsoper München. Ballet.
Nielsen-Ferns International Ltd.
Mastervision arts series.
DHCA.
Added Title
Ballerina: Lynn Seymour [videorecording]
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Mac and Polly (Choreographic work : Seymour)
Deux pigeons (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Intimate letters (Choreographic work : Seymour)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2682
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