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Gaité parisienne [videorecording]

Title
Gaité parisienne [videorecording] / Victor Jessen presents ; choreography by Léonide Massine ; music, Jacques Offenbach, orchestrated by Manuel Rosenthal ; a presentation of the Dance Film Archive and the Dance Collection.
Publication
Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, c2006.

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Description
1 videodisc (38 min.) : sd., b&w; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
Alternative Title
Leonide Massine's Gaite parisienne
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Silent film edited, with addition of sound, in 1979.
  • Videodisc release of a 1954 motion picture.
Credits (note)
  • Editing, Victor Jessen.
Event (note)
  • Filmed at various performances in the 1940s.
Contents
Special features: Audio commentary by Frederic Franklin -- Explanatory subtitles -- Interview with Frederic Franklin (36 min.) -- Documentary: the saga of Victor Jessen (12 min.) -- List of productions filmed by Victor Jessen.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3663
OCLC
71356786
Title
Gaité parisienne [videorecording] / Victor Jessen presents ; choreography by Léonide Massine ; music, Jacques Offenbach, orchestrated by Manuel Rosenthal ; a presentation of the Dance Film Archive and the Dance Collection.
Imprint
Pleasantville, NY : Video Artists International, c2006.
Event
Filmed at various performances in the 1940s.
Credits
Editing, Victor Jessen.
Performer
Performed by the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo: Alexandra Danilova (the glove-seller), Frederic Franklin (the baron), Leon Danielian (the Peruvian), Robert Lindgren (the officer), Shirley Haynes (La Lionne), Peter Deign (the duke), Harding Dorn (the dancing master), Tatiana Grantzeva (the flower girl), Moscelyne Larkin (can-can soloist).
Summary
For ten years, Jessen followed the Ballet Russe around America filming Gaîté Parisienne, whenever Danilova, Franklin, and Danielian were dancing the principal roles. He edited this film from thirty-second "takes" filmed in various locations in many different theatres. This disc includes the complete edited film, with optional commentary by Frederic Franklin; a documentary about the life and dance films of Victor Jessen; and an interview with Frederic Franklin in which he discusses the origins and creation of the ballet; his own performances of various roles; initial reactions to the ballet and its popularity in America; Danilova's performance as the glove-seller; the version of the ballet filmed at Warner Brothers in Hollywood; his role in re-staging the ballet, and the difficulty of retaining the original style with dancers of later generations; and reminiscences of Léonide Massine.
Added Author
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979, choreographer.
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997, dancer.
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880. Composer
Jessen, Victor. Cinematographer
Rosenthal, Manuel, 1904-2003.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013, dancer.
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997, dancer.
Lindgren, Robert, dancer.
Haynes, Shirley, dancer.
Dorn, Harding, dancer.
Deign, Peter, dancer.
Larkin, Moscelyne, dancer.
Grantzeva, Tatiana, dancer.
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
Video Artists International.
Dance Film Archive.
Ballets russes du Col. W. de Basil.
Added Title
Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-3663
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