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Additional title: Monotones nos. 1 and 2 (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Sibley, Antoinette (Dancer)
Dowell, Anthony (Dancer)
Lorrayne, Vyvyan (Dancer)
Parkinson, Georgina (Dancer)
Coleman, Michael, 1940- (Dancer)
Mead, Robert, 1940-1988 (Dancer)
Dale, Margaret, 1922-2010 (Producer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)
British Broadcasting Corporation (Broadcaster)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Interviewee)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1968
Place: U.K.
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5089
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-5626 (former)
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: BBC-TV ; produced by Margaret Dale ; choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Erik Satie.
Performers: Performed by Antoinette Sibley, Georgina Parkinson, and Michael Coleman in Trois gnossiennes, and Vyvyan Lorrayne, Anthony Dowell, and Robert Mead in Trois gymnopédies.
Venue: Telecast by the BBC, London, on August 21, 1968.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Sir Frederick Ashton discusses the development of his ballet, Monotones, and is shown rehearsing the Royal Ballet dancers he initially chose to perform in it.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY807044906-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158861
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f04ee90-b3b8-0136-8ca8-5130b4845970
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1968: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Monotones" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1968.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Monotones" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 17, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1968). Monotones Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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