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Ballet

Title
Ballet [videorecording] / Ballet Films, Inc. ; directed, produced and edited by Frederick Wiseman.
Publication
Cambridge, Mass. : Zipporah Films, c1995.

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2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (172 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Uniform Title
  • Other (Choreographic work : De Mille)
  • Bayadère (Choreographic work : Makarova after Petipa, M)
  • Serious pleasures (Choreographic work : Dove)
  • Firebird (Choreographic work : Fokin)
  • Raymonda (Choreographic work : Bujones after Petipa, M). Act III.
  • Symphonic variations (Choreographic work : Ashton)
  • Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Tetley)
  • Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (Choreographic work : Tippet)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : MacMillan after Petipa, M)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Interviews.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Credits (note)
  • Photography, John Davey.
Performer (note)
  • Appearing in this documentary are dancers, creative personnel, and administrators of American Ballet Theatre, and guest artists, among them executive director Jane Herman and her assistant Ross Stretton ; principal dancers Julio Bocca, Wes Chapman, Christine Dunham, Alessandra Ferri, Guillaume Graffin, Cynthia Harvey, Susan Jaffe, Amanda McKerrow, Danilo Radojevic, Johan Renvall, Cheryl Yeager ; and ballet masters, choreographers, and teachers Nicholas Beriozoff, Agnes de Mille, Ulysses Dove, Ruben Echeverria, David Howard, Irina Kolpakova, Natalia Makarova, Terrence S. Orr, Georgina Parkinson, David Richardson, Michael Somes, Wendy Walker.
Contents
  • Dance excerpts on cassette 1: among the ballets seen in rehearsal in New York are: The other / choreography, Agnes de Mille ; music, Franz Schubert ; danced by Amanda McKerrow and others ; de Mille is assisted by Terrence S. Orr -- La bayadère / choreography, Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa ; music, L. Minkus ; footage includes Makarova coaching Cheryl Yeager, and Irina Kolpakova coaching Susan Jaffe -- Serious pleasures / choreography, Ulysses Dove ; music, Robert Ruggieri -- Firebird: berceuse / choreography, Michel Fokine, staged by Nicholas Beriozoff ; music, Igor Stravinsky -- Raymonda, Act III / choreography, Fernando Bujones after Petipa ; music, Aleksandr Glazunov ; footage includes variations danced by Christine Dunham and Susan Jaffe, the latter coached by Georgina Parkinson -- Symphonic variations / choreography, Frederick Ashton, staged by Michael Somes ; music, César Franck ; rehearsal segments danced by Cynthia Harvey, Sandra Brown, Ashley Tuttle, Ethan Brown ; Somes is assisted by choreologist Wendy Walker -- Rite of spring / choreography, Glen Tetley ; music, Igor Stravinsky.
  • Dance excerpts on cassette 2: performance excerpts filmed at the Herod Atticus Theater, Athens, Greece, are: Bruch violin concerto no. 1 / choreography, Clark Tippet ; music, Max Bruch -- The sleeping beauty, Act III / choreography, Kenneth MacMillan after Petipa ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ; includes Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Aurora's variation, coda of the grand pas de deux -- Symphonic variations [see credits above] -- Rite of spring [see credits above] -- Performance excerpts filmed at the Royal Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark: Romeo and Juliet: balcony pas de deux, bedroom pas de deux / choreography, Kenneth MacMillan ; music, Sergey Prokofiev ; danced by Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2935
OCLC
  • 33599805
  • 33599805
Title
Ballet [videorecording] / Ballet Films, Inc. ; directed, produced and edited by Frederick Wiseman.
Imprint
Cambridge, Mass. : Zipporah Films, c1995.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Appearing in this documentary are dancers, creative personnel, and administrators of American Ballet Theatre, and guest artists, among them executive director Jane Herman and her assistant Ross Stretton ; principal dancers Julio Bocca, Wes Chapman, Christine Dunham, Alessandra Ferri, Guillaume Graffin, Cynthia Harvey, Susan Jaffe, Amanda McKerrow, Danilo Radojevic, Johan Renvall, Cheryl Yeager ; and ballet masters, choreographers, and teachers Nicholas Beriozoff, Agnes de Mille, Ulysses Dove, Ruben Echeverria, David Howard, Irina Kolpakova, Natalia Makarova, Terrence S. Orr, Georgina Parkinson, David Richardson, Michael Somes, Wendy Walker.
Credits
Photography, John Davey.
Summary
Documentary without narration on American Ballet Theatre, filmed over a period of nine weeks in 1992. The first part of the film, recorded at the company's studios in New York City, contains rehearsal footage of selected ballets presented during the company's spring season. The second part of the film was recorded on tour in Greece and Denmark, and includes performance footage. Interspersed with the dance excerpts are scenes representative of a dancer's life: job interviews, company class, physical therapy, photography sessions, costume fittings, backstage preparations, and leisuretime activities such as sightseeing. Also included are interviews with David Richardson, Agnes de Mille (interviewed by David Patrick Stearns), and Irina Kolpakova (interviewed by Otis Stuart).
Local Subject
Dance company tours.
Added Author
Orr, Terry.
Hermann, Jane.
Stretton, Ross.
Richardson, David, 1943 March 2-
McKerrow, Amanda, dancer.
Dunham, Christina, dancer.
Jaffe, Susan, dancer.
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994.
Kolpakova, Irina Aleksandrovna, 1933- Interviewee
Parkinson, Georgina.
Harvey, Cynthia, dancer.
Ferri, Alessandra, dancer.
Bocca, Julio, 1967- dancer.
Wiseman, Frederick. Producer. Director
De Mille, Agnes, choreographer.
De Mille, Agnes, interviewee.
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- choreographer.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer.
Dove, Ulysses, choreographer.
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942, choreographer.
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer.
Bujones, Fernando, 1955-2005, choreographer.
Tetley, Glen, choreographer.
Tippet, Clark, choreographer.
MacMillan, Kenneth, choreographer.
American Ballet Theatre.
Ballet Films, Inc.
Zipporah Films.
DHCA.
Added Title
Other (Choreographic work : De Mille)
Bayadère (Choreographic work : Makarova after Petipa, M)
Serious pleasures (Choreographic work : Dove)
Firebird (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Raymonda (Choreographic work : Bujones after Petipa, M). Act III.
Symphonic variations (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Bruch violin concerto no. 1 (Choreographic work : Tippet)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : MacMillan after Petipa, M)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-2935
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