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'Still life' at the Penguin Café ; [and] The Penguin Café Orchestra

'Still life' at the Penguin Café ; [and] The Penguin Café Orchestra [videorecording]
U.K. : Decca, c1987-c1989.

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1 videocassette (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences PAL; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Uniform Title
Still life at the Penguin Café (Choreographic work : Bintley)
Alternative Title
Penguin Café Orchestra
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
  • For accompanying booklet, see *MGZR Bintley, David [clippings].
  • 'Still life' at the Penguin Café (ca. 38 min.) / a Portobello Production in association with RM Arts and Thames Television Plc ; directed by Keith Beckett and David Bintley ; produced by Katya Krausova ; executive producer for Thames Television, Ian Martin ; executive producer, Eric Abraham ; choreography, David Bintley ; music, Simon Jeffes ; design, Hayden Griffin ; lighting, John B. Read ; danced by the Royal Ballet: Deborah Bull (Utah longhorn ram), Guy Niblett (ram partner), Bruce Sansom (Texan kangaroo rat), Fiona Brockway (Humboldt's hog-nosed skunk flea), Phillip Broomhead (Southern Cape zebra), Tracy Brown, Jonathan Cope, Michelle di Lorenzo (rainforest people), Stephen Jefferies (Brazilian woolly monkey), Nicola Roberts (the great auk), with Angela Demello, Genesia Rosato, Viviana Durante, Gail Taphouse, Sharon McGorian, Nicola Tranah, Krystyna Parker, Rosalyn Whitten, Rachael Whitbread, Anthony Bourne, Michael Nunn, Jonathan Burrows, Sergiu Pobereznic, Neil Skidmore ; music recorded by the Royal Opera House Orchestra, conducted by Isaiah Jackson ; singer, Margarette Williams ; introduction narrated by Jeremy Irons.
  • The Penguin Café Orchestra: a profile (ca. 51 min.) / an LWT [London Weekend Television] production in association with RM Arts ; directed by Andy Harries ; produced by Paul Tickell ; edited and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; executive producer, Alan Benson ; design, Andrew Gardner ; interviewees, Simon Jeffes, Richard Williams (The Times, London), Helen Liebmann ; music performed by the Penguin Café Orchestra: Simon Jeffes (guitars), Helen Liebmann (cello), Neil Rennie (ukulele), Paul Street (cuatro), Ian Maidman (percussion), Bob Loveday (violin), Geoffrey Richardson (viola), Steve Nye (piano). Musical compositions played include Air, Giles Farnaby's dream, Numbers 1-4, Bean fields, Telephone and rubber band, Music for a found harmonium, Southern juke box music, Oscar tango (accompanied by b&w footage of tango dancers), Prelude and yodel.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3700
'Still life' at the Penguin Café ; [and] The Penguin Café Orchestra [videorecording]
U.K. : Decca, c1987-c1989.
Country of Producing Entity
Compilation of two recordings featuring music by Simon Jeffes.
Local Subject
Mask dances.
Animal dances.
Added Author
Bull, Deborah (Deborah C.), dancer.
Niblett, Guy, dancer.
Sansom, Bruce, dancer.
Brockway, Fiona, dancer.
Broomhead, Phillip, dancer.
Cope, Jonathan, dancer.
Jefferies, Stephen, dancer.
Roberts, Nicola, dancer.
Rosato, Genesia, dancer.
Durante, Viviana, dancer.
Taphouse, Gail, dancer.
McGorian, Sharon, dancer.
Tranah, Nicola, dancer.
Whitten, Rosalyn, dancer.
Nunn, Michael, dancer.
Burrows, Jonathan, dancer.
Pobereznic, Sergiu, dancer.
Jackson, Isaiah. Conductor
Jeffes, Simon. Composer. Instrumentalist. Interviewee
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- Narrator
Bintley, David, choreographer. Director
Griffin, Hayden. Designer
Read, John B.
Beckett, Keith. Director
Harries, Andy. Director
Bragg, Melvyn, 1939-
Royal Ballet.
Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Thames Television, ltd.
London Weekend Television (Firm)
RM Arts (Firm)
Decca Record Company.
Added Title
Penguin Café Orchestra [videorecording]
Still life at the Penguin Café (Choreographic work : Bintley)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-3700
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