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Title
  • A dance of memories [electronic resource] / KOTV, a Belo Broadcasting Company ; directed by Alan W. Douglas ; produced by Curt Maslanka and Glenda Silvey ; written by Glenda Silvey.
Publication
Tulsa, Okla. : KOTV, c1987.
Electronic Resource
Streaming video available at Library for the Performing Arts only

Details

Additional Authors
Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (59 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Glenda Silvey/KOTV.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Educational/cultural films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Includes four 2-min. breaks separating the four segments of the program and the end credits.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Associate producer, Stephanie Shearer ; photography and editing, Curt Maslanka ; executive producer, Cynthia Griffin.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: Glenda Silvey.
  • Interviewees: Roman Jasinski, Moscelyne Larkin, Jack Anderson, Frederic Franklin, Igor Youskevitch, Michael Maule, Vladimir Dokoudovsky, Alexandra Danilova, William Como, Matthew Bridwell, Roman L. Jasinski, Kimberly Smiley.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Contents
  • [First segment]. Brief biographies of Jasinski and Larkin, illustrated by archival footage, are followed by scenes from the 1987 New York International Ballet Competition, where they taught entrants the waltz of the Street Dancer and the Hussar from Léonide Massine's Le beau Danube. Jasinski and Larkin are seen demonstrating the dance and coaching the young contestants, with particular attention to style and dramatic expression.
  • [Second segment]. Jack Anderson, dance critic of the New York Times, gives a capsule history of the various Ballet Russe companies, followed by a brief interview with Frederic Franklin. Jasinski and Larkin are then seen at a reunion of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers in June 1987, where their colleagues Igor Youskevitch, Michael Maule, Vladimir Dokoudovsky, and Alexandra Danilova reminisce about the company and comment on today's dancers.
  • [Third segment]. Larkin and Franklin are seen dancing the Beau Danube waltz. Brief commentary by William Como, editor of Dance magazine. Archival footage of Jasinski performing the title role in George Balanchine's Prodigal son in 1946. After a brief history of Tulsa Ballet Theatre and its affiliated school, company members led by Kimberly Smiley, Matthew Bridwell, and the Jasinskis' son Roman L. Jasinski are seen in rehearsal and performance footage of Giselle, recorded in 1987.
  • [Fourth segment]. Report on Tulsa Ballet Theatre's revival of Balanchine's Mozart violin concerto, presented for the first time in its entirety in North America. Argentinian dancer Esmeralda Agoglia, who restaged the ballet, is seen rehearsing the company, which also appears in performance at Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 3361
Title
A dance of memories [electronic resource] / KOTV, a Belo Broadcasting Company ; directed by Alan W. Douglas ; produced by Curt Maslanka and Glenda Silvey ; written by Glenda Silvey.
Imprint
Tulsa, Okla. : KOTV, c1987.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Narrator: Glenda Silvey.
Interviewees: Roman Jasinski, Moscelyne Larkin, Jack Anderson, Frederic Franklin, Igor Youskevitch, Michael Maule, Vladimir Dokoudovsky, Alexandra Danilova, William Como, Matthew Bridwell, Roman L. Jasinski, Kimberly Smiley.
Credits
Associate producer, Stephanie Shearer ; photography and editing, Curt Maslanka ; executive producer, Cynthia Griffin.
Summary
Documentary focusing on the ballet dancers Roman Jasinski and Moscelyne Larkin, who met and married while dancing with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, then settled in Tulsa, Okla., and founded the school and company that became Tulsa Ballet Theatre. The program is divided into four segments, each highlighting different aspects of their past careers and current activities.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Funding
Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIC 9-5512.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Added Author
Anderson, Jack, 1935- Commentator. Interviewer
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013. Interviewee
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994. Interviewee
Maule, Michael. Interviewee
Dokoudovsky, Vladimir. Interviewee
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997. Interviewee
Como, William. Commentator
Jasinski, Roman L., 1954- dancer.
Smiley, Kimberly, dancer.
Bridwell, Matthew, dancer.
Agoglia, Esmeralda, dancer.
Larkin, Moscelyne. ive, dancer.
Jasinski, Roman, 1912-1991. ive, dancer.
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, choreographer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Silvey, Glenda. Producer. Author. Narrator
Maslanka, Curt. Producer. Photographer. Editor
Douglas, Alan W. Director
Tulsa Ballet Theatre.
New York International Ballet Competition.
DHCA.
Added Title
Gift of Glenda Silvey/KOTV.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 3361
*MGZIC 9-5512 (former)
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