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Bravo! Boston Ballet [videorecording]

Title
Bravo! Boston Ballet [videorecording] / WCVB-TV ; produced by Stella Gould ; directed by Bob Comiskey.
Publication
c1990.

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1 videodisc (NTSC) (88 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Sergeev, K and Dudinska︠i︡a after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, transferred from VHS videocassette.
Contents
  • Swan lake, Act I (excerpts) / danced by Fernando Bujones (Siegfried) and the Boston Ballet. Followed by brief interview with Fernando Bujones.
  • The making of the glasnost Swan lake / montage of performance, rehearsal, and backstage scenes. Bruce Marks discusses the process of creating the ballet with Sergeyev and Dudinskaya. Includes a brief commentary by set designer John Conklin. Followed by a brief interview with Anna-Marie Holmes, assistant director and ballet mistress of the Boston Ballet.
  • Swan lake, Act II (excerpts) / danced by Nina Ananiashvili (Odette), Fernando Bujones (Siegfried), and the Boston Ballet.
  • Nutcracker montage / performance, rehearsal, and backstage scenes. Includes brief commentaries by Anna-Marie Holmes, concert master Maynard Goldman, and dancer Shawn Mahoney.
  • Dancers' physical and dramatic challenges / brief talk by dancers Geoffrey Ruhe and Denise Pons. Followed by a comparison of dance and sports by a sportscaster, a marathon runner, and dancer Karl Condon.
  • Swan lake, Act II (excerpts, continued) / danced by Marie Christine Mouis (Odette), Devon Carney (Siegfried), and the Boston Ballet ; includes the Little swans quartet. Followed by brief interview with Marie Christine Mouis.
  • Swan lake, Act III (excerpts) / includes the adagio of the Black swan pas de deux, danced by Lori Nowak (Odette) and Aleksandr Lunev (Siegfried). Followed by brief interview with Lori Nowak and Aleksandr Lunev.
  • The Boston Ballet and its community / montage of the company's various educational and outreach programs, including scenes of the Boston Ballet School, with commentary by Bruce Marks.
  • Report on the plans for Boston Ballet's new building by architect Graham Gund.
  • Ballet shoes / brief talk by dancers Geoffrey Ruhe and Denise Pons.
  • Jennifer Gelfand montage / story about a young Boston Ballet ballerina. Preceded by brief interview with Laura Young, a former member of the Boston Ballet.
  • Swan lake, Act III (excerpts, continued) / includes the coda of the Black swan pas de deux, danced by Nina Ananiashvili (Odette) and Fernando Bujones (Siegfried).
  • Swan lake, Act IV (excerpts) / danced by Nina Ananiashvili (Odette), Fernando Bujones (Siegfried), and the Boston Ballet.
  • Report on the renovation of the Wang Center, Boston.
  • Swan lake, Act IV (concluded) / danced by Nina Ananiashvili (Odette), Fernando Bujones (Siegfried), and the Boston Ballet.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5967
OCLC
700288473
Title
Bravo! Boston Ballet [videorecording] / WCVB-TV ; produced by Stella Gould ; directed by Bob Comiskey.
Imprint
c1990.
Country of Producing Entity
United States.
System Details
DVD, transferred from VHS videocassette.
Performer
Host: Mary Richardson.
Speaker/narrator: Bruce Marks, artistic director of the Boston Ballet.
Danced by the Boston Ballet.
Summary
Television program produced as a fundraiser for the Boston Ballet, highlighting performance excerpts from the "glasnost Swan lake" choreographed by Konstantin Sergeyev and Natalia Dudinskaya, narrated by Bruce Marks. The excerpts alternate with interviews, talks, and fundraising appeals recorded in the television studio, and pre-recorded montages on related subjects. The recording also contains two commercials for the John Hancock company, sponsor of the program.
Added Author
Gould, Stella. Producer
Comiskey, Bob. Director
Marks, Bruce, 1937- Speaker
Sergeev, K. M. (Konstantin Mikhailovich), 1910-1992, choreographer.
Dudinskai︠a︡, Natalʹi︠a︡ Mikhaĭlovna, 1912-2003, choreographer.
Bujones, Fernando, 1955-2005, dancer.
Ananiashvili, Nina, dancer.
Mouis, Marie Christine, dancer.
Carney, Devon, dancer.
Nowak, Lori, dancer.
Lunev, Aleksandr, dancer.
Gund, Graham. Speaker
Boston Ballet.
WCVB-TV (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Added Title
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Sergeev, K and Dudinska︠i︡a after Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-5967
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