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The dream [excerpts] [videorecording]

Title
The dream [excerpts] [videorecording] / [presented by] the Joffrey Ballet ; choreography by Frederick Ashton ; directed and staged by John Hart ; music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ; arranged by John Lanchbery.
Publication
1977.

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disc 2Moving imageUse in library *MGZIDVD 5-1822 disc 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
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Description
3 videodiscs (NTSC) (94 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joffrey Ballet.
Series Statement
Joffrey Ballet Collection
Uniform Title
Dream (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Genre/Form
  • Dance rehearsals.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Title and date from original containers. Original container of cassette 2 is labeled March 5, 1977, but recording appears to have been made on March 3.
  • Scenario adapted from William Shakespeare's play A midsummer night's dream.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, in New York, on March 3, 1977.
Funding (note)
  • This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1822
Title
The dream [excerpts] [videorecording] / [presented by] the Joffrey Ballet ; choreography by Frederick Ashton ; directed and staged by John Hart ; music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ; arranged by John Lanchbery.
Imprint
1977.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
Series
Joffrey Ballet Collection
Performer
Danced by members of the Joffrey Ballet, possibly Susan Frazer (Helena), Jan Hanniford (Hermia), Darrell Barnett (Demetrius), and Robert Estner (Lysander). Alternate cast members are occasionally visible in the background.
Event
Videotaped in studio rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, in New York, on March 3, 1977.
Summary
Rehearsal supervised by Michael Somes of the Royal Ballet, who works in detail on the choreography and mime for the four lovers in The dream, from their first entrances through the men's rivalry for Helena and their ultimate awakening scene. A brief excerpt for Puck and Oberon (danced by Tom van Cauwenbergh) begins cassette 1.
Funding
This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
System Details
DVD.
Local Note
Former classmark: *MGZIC 9-5295.
Local Subject
Drama and dance.
Added Author
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994. Teacher
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer.
Hart, John, 1921 July 4- Restager. Director
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847. Composer
Lanchbery, John. Arranger
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Midsummer night's dream.
Joffrey Ballet.
DHCA.
Added Title
Dream (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Gift of the Joffrey Ballet.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1822
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