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Skyline. Nureyev on Nijinsky

Title
Skyline. Nureyev on Nijinsky [electronic resource] / WNET, New York ; produced and directed by David Heeley.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET, c1979.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942
  • Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993.
  • Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
  • Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950
  • Ardolino, Emile.
  • Joffrey, Robert.
  • Gehm, Charlene
  • Jackson, Denise
  • Holder, Christian
  • Heeley, David.
  • Joffrey Ballet.
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • DHCA.
Description
1 streaming video file (NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Series Statement
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Uniform Title
  • Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokine)
  • Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
  • Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
  • Skyline (Television program)
Alternative Title
Nureyev on Nijinsky
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Note
  • Accompanied by data sheet.
  • Another copy of this recording is catalogued under the title Nureyev on Nijinsky (classmark: *MGZIC 9-104).
  • Skyline episode #214.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Patricia Sides.
Performer (note)
  • Host: Emile Ardolino.
  • Interviewee: Rudolf Nureyev.
Event (note)
  • Recorded on March 15, 1979. Telecast by WNET, New York, on the Skyline series on March 20, 1979.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 5363
Title
Skyline. Nureyev on Nijinsky [electronic resource] / WNET, New York ; produced and directed by David Heeley.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET, c1979.
Series
Rudolf Nureyev Collection.
Event
Recorded on March 15, 1979. Telecast by WNET, New York, on the Skyline series on March 20, 1979.
Credits
Executive producer, Patricia Sides.
Performer
Host: Emile Ardolino.
Interviewee: Rudolf Nureyev.
Danced by Rudolf Nureyev and members of the Joffrey Ballet: Charlene Gehm, Denise Jackson, Christian Holder.
Also appearing briefly on camera: Robert Joffrey, Rouben Ter-Arutunian.
Summary
In an interview interspersed with rehearsal footage taped in the studios of City Center, Rudolf Nureyev discusses the reconstruction and performance of three ballets originally danced by Vaslav Nijinsky, to be presented by Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet on a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of Serge Diaghilev's death. Nureyev had previously danced the title roles in Michel Fokine's Spectre de la rose and Petrouchka, but was performing Nijinsky's choreography for L'après-midi d'un faune for the first time. He describes sources he drew upon for each ballet, among them Nijinsky's photographs in the roles, and the expertise of individuals (Nicholas Beriosoff and André Eglevsky, via Mikhail Baryshnikov, for Spectre; Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva for Petrouchka). He also discusses Nijinsky as a performer and choreographer, and his relationship with Diaghilev, which he likens to that of Petrouchka and the Charlatan. Nureyev is seen in a brief performance excerpt from Le spectre de la rose, and in longer rehearsal sequences, in practice clothes, from L'après-midi d'un faune (with Charlene Gehm as the leader of the nymphs) and Petrouchka (with Denise Jackson as the ballerina and Christian Holder as the blackamoor).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZIA 4-4001 RNC.
Additional Copy: None.
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Local Subject
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Local Subject
Television. Nureyev on Nijinsky.
Television. Skyline.
Added Author
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942, choreographer.
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993. Interviewee
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, dancer.
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950, choreographer.
Ardolino, Emile. Interviewer
Joffrey, Robert.
Gehm, Charlene, dancer.
Jackson, Denise, dancer.
Holder, Christian, dancer.
Heeley, David. Producer
Heeley, David. Director
Joffrey Ballet.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Added Title
Nureyev on Nijinsky [electronic resource]
Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Skyline (Television program)
Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 5363
*MGZIA 4-4001 RNC (former)
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