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Additional title: Our waltzes (Choreographic work : Nebrada)
Additional title: Hangman's reel (Choreographic work : Macdonald)
Additional title: Higher (Choreographic work : Grossman)
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Cranko)
Sherman, Suzette (Dancer)
House, Christopher (Dancer)
Hart, Evelyn, 1956- (Dancer)
Wilson, Zane (Dancer)
Montanaro, Michael (Dancer)
James, William (British painter, active 1754-1771) (Dancer)
Paul, Annette av (Dancer)
La Hay, David (Dancer)
Glynn, Randy (Dancer)
Grundy, Pamela (Dancer)
Cansfield, Ruth (Dancer)
Robinson, Tedd (Dancer)
Petersson-Hiley, Gaile (Dancer)
Tennant, Veronica (Dancer)
Smith, Raymond (Dancer)
Franca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Dancer)
Schramek, Tomas (Dancer)
Grossman, Danny (Choreographer)
Ballard, Stephanie (Choreographer)
Campbell, Norman, 1924-2004 (Producer)
Cranko, John (Choreographer)
Nebrada, Vicente (Choreographer)
Boneham, Peter (Choreographer)
Smith, John N (Producer)
McKennirey, Michael (Producer)
Cernovich, Nicola (Lighting designer)
Wyman, Anna (Choreographer)
MacDonald, Brian (Choreographer)
Earle, David (Choreographer)
Anna Wyman Dance Theatre (Dancer)
Danny Grossman Dance Company (Dancer)
Grands ballets canadiens (Dancer)
Groupe de la Place Royale (Ottawa, Ont.) (Dancer)
National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)
Royal Winnipeg Ballet (Dancer)
Toronto Dance Theatre (Dancer)
Contemporary Dancers (Company : Winnipeg, Man.) (Dancer)
National Film Board of Canada (Producer)
Canadian Dance Spectacular (Concert series) (Organizer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Reel 1: Baroque suite. Choreography: David Earle. Music: Arcangelo Corelli, Antonio Vivaldi. Perf. by Toronto Dance Theatre: Suzette Sherman, Christopher House, and others. -- Our waltzes. Choreography: Vicente Nebrada. Music: Teresa Carreño. Perf. by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Evelyn Hart, Zane Wilson, and others. Pianist: Earl Stafford. -- The collector of cold weather. Choreography: Peter Boneham. Music: John Plant. Poetry: Lawrence Raab. Perf. by Le Groupe de la Place Royale: William James, Michael Montanaro, Cathy Kyle, Janet Oxley, Suzanne McCarrey, Tassy Teekman. -- Dance is...this...and this. Choreography: Anna Wyman. Perf. by Anna Wyman Dance Theatre: Marie Louise Albert, Denise O'Brien, Dianne Garrett, Francis Nash, Thomas Hafford, Trevor Schalk, Theresa Kitchen, Christopher Neil Wortley. -- Hangman's reel [and] Fête Carignan. Choreography: Brian Macdonald. Traditional music: Jean Carignan. Perf. by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens: Annette av Paul, David La Hay, and others. -- Higher. Choreography: Danny Grossman. Music: Ray Charles. Perf. by Randy Glynn and Pamela Grundy of the Danny Grossman Dance Company. -- Reel 2: Prairie song. Choreography: Stephanie Ballard. Music: Enrique Granados, Alphonse Hasselmans, Ernesto Halffter, Béla Bartók. Perf. by Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers: Ruth Cansfield, Robert Jayne, D-Anne Kirby, Tedd Robinson, Gaile Petersson-Hiley. -- Romeo and Juliet: ballroom |||| scene. Choreography: John Cranko. Music: Sergei Prokofiev. Perf. by National Ballet of Canada: Veronica Tennant, Raymond Smith, Celia Franca, Tomas Schramek, Victoria Bertram, Hazaros Surmeyan, Charles Kirby, James Kudelka, David Roxander, and others. -- Finale. Staged by Brian Macdonald. Music: Léo Delibes. Perf. by entire cast.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2794
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3481 (former)
Modern dance -- Canada
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Presented by the National Film Board of Canada. Producers/directors/editors: John N. Smith, Michael McKennirey.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (93 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentation of a gala dance performance presented at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, on May 30, 1981. The event, produced by Norman Campbell, featured the Anna Wyman Dance Theatre, the Danny Grossman Dance Company, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Le Groupe de la Place Royale, the National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre, and Winnipeg's Contemporary Dancers. Performance footage is interspersed with rehearsal and backstage scenes. Musicians:the National Arts Center Orchestra conducted by George Crum and Vladimir Jelinek.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174476
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a68db20-9e87-0132-3063-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gala" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Gala" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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