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The firebird. [Lecture and rehearsal]

Title
The firebird. [Lecture and rehearsal] [videorecording] / [presented by] the Boston Ballet ; choreography by Christopher Wheeldon ; music by Igor Stravinsky.
Publication
1999.

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Moving imagePermit needed *MGZIA 4-5012Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Falconer, Ian, 1959-2023.
  • Wheeldon, Christopher
  • Suárez, Adriana
  • Ball, Simon
  • Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971.
  • Coffey-Fisch, Babette.
  • Boston Ballet.
Description
1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Babette Coffey.
Uniform Title
Firebird (Choreographic work : Wheeldon)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Access (note)
  • Permission required.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in the studios of the Boston Ballet in Boston, Mass., in October 1999 ; videography, Babette Coffey.
Contents
  • [Lecture on The Firebird] (ca. 64 min.) / dated Oct. 7, 1999 on frame. In the week before its premiere, Christopher Weldon presents a talk about his new version of The firebird for the Boston Ballet, which he describes as his first major production. Topics include his decision to use the full score rather than the suite ; his revisions to the scenario in comparison to Fokine's original version of 1910 and the Royal Ballet's version (staged by Grigoriev and Tchernicheva) ; the new set and costume designs by Ian Falconer ; the characterization of the Firebird. He displays the Firebird's costume and some of the monsters' masks, and plays musical excerpts to illustrate his points. A question-and-answer session concludes the presentation.
  • [Rehearsal of excerpts from The firebird] (ca. 56 min.) / dated Oct. 8, 1999 on frame ; videotaped in rehearsal, in rehearsal clothes with piano accompaniment. Wheeldon works with dancers Adriana Suárez, Simon Ball and Romi Beppu on choreography for the Firebird, Ivan, and another birdlike character. This rehearsal continues on *MGZIA 4-5000 The firebird [excerpts].
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5012
OCLC
NYPY01-F454
Title
The firebird. [Lecture and rehearsal] [videorecording] / [presented by] the Boston Ballet ; choreography by Christopher Wheeldon ; music by Igor Stravinsky.
Imprint
1999.
Event
Videotaped in the studios of the Boston Ballet in Boston, Mass., in October 1999 ; videography, Babette Coffey.
Restricted Access
Permission required.
Added Author
Falconer, Ian, 1959-2023. Designer. Costume designer
Wheeldon, Christopher, speaker.
Wheeldon, Christopher, choreographer.
Suárez, Adriana, dancer.
Ball, Simon, dancer.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Composer
Coffey-Fisch, Babette.
Boston Ballet.
Added Title
Firebird (Choreographic work : Wheeldon)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5012
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