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Winnipeg Ballet

Title
Winnipeg Ballet [videorecording] / a National Film Board of Canada production ; produced by Bernard Devlin.
Publication
Canada : National Film Board of Canada, 1953.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-5761Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Farrally, Betty, 1916-1989.
  • Spohr, Arnold
  • Stoneham, Jean
  • Gencsy, Eva von
  • McGrath, Bill
  • Wales, Gordon
  • Devlin, Bernard.
  • Lloyd, Gweneth
  • Fleming, Robert, 1921-
  • National Film Board of Canada.
Description
1 videocassette (15 min.) : sd., b&w NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Summary
In a program aimed at teaching ballet appreciation, host Fred Davis makes a behind-the-scenes visit to the studios of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He interviews general manager Henry Guettel, who explains how a story is conveyed through dance, illustrating his remarks with excerpts from a rehearsal of Chapter 13 (choreography, Gweneth Lloyd ; music, Robert Fleming). A glimpse of a children's ballet class accompanies Davis's discussion of the long training and special physical attributes required for ballet dancing. He then introduces dancers Arnold Spohr, Jean Stoneham, Eva von Gencsy, Bill McGrath, and Gordon Wales, providing a brief biography for each. In an interview with producer/ballet mistress Betty Farrally, the process of staging a ballet is described.
Alternative Title
On the spot. [Royal Winnipeg Ballet]
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Educational/cultural films and programs.
  • Video.
  • Dance rehearsals.
Note
  • Title from wrapper. Commercially-released segment of On the spot, a weekly series by the National Film Board of Canada.
  • This footage also appears on *MGZIA 4-1183 Ballet Festival [and] On the spot.
Performer (note)
  • Host: Fred Davis.
  • Interviewees: Henry Guettel, Betty Farrally.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5761
OCLC
NYPY02-F316
Title
Winnipeg Ballet [videorecording] / a National Film Board of Canada production ; produced by Bernard Devlin.
Imprint
Canada : National Film Board of Canada, 1953.
Country of Producing Entity
Canada.
Performer
Host: Fred Davis.
Interviewees: Henry Guettel, Betty Farrally.
Local Subject
Ballet -- Appreciation.
Added Author
Farrally, Betty, 1916-1989. Interviewee
Spohr, Arnold, dancer.
Stoneham, Jean, dancer.
Gencsy, Eva von, dancer.
McGrath, Bill, dancer.
Wales, Gordon, dancer.
Devlin, Bernard. Producer
Lloyd, Gweneth, choreographer.
Fleming, Robert, 1921- Composer
National Film Board of Canada.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5761
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