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Vaslav Nijinski, une âme en exil [videorecording]

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Vaslav Nijinski, une âme en exil [videorecording] / co-produced by La Sept ARTE and Kuiv Productions ; directed by Elisabeth Kapnist ; produced by Michel Rotman ; written by Elisabeth Kapnist and Christian Dumais-Lvowski.
Publication
c2000.

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1 videocassette (61 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences PAL; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Kuiv Productions.
Uniform Title
  • Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
  • Dying swan (Choreographic work : Fokine)
  • Harlequinade (Choreographic work : Petipa)
  • Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
  • Prince Igor (Choreographic work : Fokin)
  • Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Language (note)
  • In French ; some interviews in English with French subtitles.
Contents
Dance excerpts: La bayadère [Act IV, Kingdom of the shades, entrance of the shades] / choreography, Marius Petipa -- The dying swan (b&w) / choreography, Michel Fokine ; danced by Anna Pavlova -- Tamara Karsavina in the classroom (b&w) [slow motion] -- Couple dance -- Danses polovtsiennes / choreography, Fokine -- Petrouchka [scene 2] / choreography, Fokine ; danced in rehearsal at the Paris Opéra by Kader Belarbi -- L'après-midi d'une faune / choreography, Vaslav Nijinsky ; rehearsal of a reconstruction by the Quatuor Albrecht Knust -- Le faune en éclats / danced by Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh -- Le sacre du printemps / choreography, Nijinsky ; danced by Marie-Claude Pietragalla (the chosen one) and others -- Arlequin [pas de deux] (b&w) / choreography, Petipa ; danced by Ninel Kurgapkina and Nicolaï Kazamir [Nikolai Kumir] -- Kyra Nijinsky dancing (b&w) -- Petrouchka [scene 2] (b&w) / choreography, Fokine ; danced by Valery Panov.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4890
Title
Vaslav Nijinski, une âme en exil [videorecording] / co-produced by La Sept ARTE and Kuiv Productions ; directed by Elisabeth Kapnist ; produced by Michel Rotman ; written by Elisabeth Kapnist and Christian Dumais-Lvowski.
Imprint
c2000.
Performer
Interviewees (some pre-recorded): Jean Cocteau, Pierre Bertin, Maurice Béjart, Kader Belarbi, John Neumeier, Marie Rambert, Tamara Nijinski, Kyra Nijinski, Romola Nijinski.
Dancers: Jean-Christophe Paré, Jennifer Lacey, Loïc Touzé, Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh ; also appearing in dance excerpts: Anna Pavlova, Tamara Karsavina, Kader Belarbi, Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Ninel Kurgapkina, Nikolai Kumir, Kyra Nijinski, Philippe Anota.
Pianist: Yumi Otsu.
Excerpts from Nijinsky's diaries read by Redjep Mitrovitsa.
Summary
Biography of Vaslav Nijinsky, incorporating many quotations from his diaries. The program covers his training and early career in St. Petersburg ; his triumphs in western Europe with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes ; his interpretation of the title role of Michel Fokine's Petrouchka, seen as a metaphor for his relationship to Diaghilev ; his choreographic innovations in L'après-midi d'un faune and Le sacre du printemps ; his marriage to Romola de Pulszky and break with Diaghilev ; his descent into madness and final years. In addition to still photographs of Nijinsky in various roles and in private life, the documentary is illustrated by present-day recreations of his famous roles and choreography, including a reconstruction of L'après-midi d'une faune by the Quatuor Albrecht Knust. Firsthand descriptions of his dancing are provided by his contemporaries Jean Cocteau, Pierre Bertin, and Marie Rambert ; insights into his personal life are provided by his wife Romola and daughters Kyra and Tamara. An excerpt from Irène Jouannet's film Final dramatizes an episode from Nijinsky's later life in which Serge Lifar (played by Philippe Anota) attempted to rouse him from his insanity by dancing before him.
Language
In French ; some interviews in English with French subtitles.
Added Author
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931, dancer.
Karsavina, Tamara, dancer.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963, interviewee (expression)
Bertin, Pierre, 1891-1984, interviewee (expression)
Béjart, Maurice, interviewee (expression)
Belarbi, Kader, interviewee (expression)
Belarbi, Kader, dancer.
Neumeier, John, 1939- interviewee (expression)
Rambert, Marie, interviewee (expression)
Charmatz, Boris, dancer.
Huynh, Emmanuelle, dancer.
Pietragalla, Marie-Claude, dancer.
Kurgapkina, Ninella, dancer.
Kumir, Nikolaĭ, dancer.
Nijinsky, Romola de Pulszky, interviewee (expression)
Nijinsky, Kyra, interviewee (expression), dancer.
Nijinsky, Kyra. ive, dancer.
Nijinsky, Tamara, 1920- interviewee (expression)
Panov, Valery, 1938- dancer.
Anota, Philippe, dancer.
Paré, Jean Christophe, dancer.
Lacy, Jennifer, dancer.
Touzé, Loïc, dancer.
Kapnist, Elisabet, director,
Kapnist, Elisabet, author.
Dumais-Lvowski, Christian, author.
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942, choreographer.
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950, choreographer.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer.
Jouannet, Irène.
Quatuor Albrecht-Knust.
SEPT (Television station : France)
Association relative à la télévision européenne.
Kuiv Productions.
Added Title
Dying swan (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Prince Igor (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Harlequinade (Choreographic work : Petipa)
Gift of Kuiv Productions.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4890
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