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The Royal Ballet in Façade

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The Royal Ballet in Façade: at rehearsal
Additional title: Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Façade
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Armstrong, John, 1893-1973 (Costume designer)
Armstrong, John, 1893-1973 (Set designer)
Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)
Howard, Ann, dancer (Dancer)
Osborn, Mavis (Dancer)
Ruffell, Laurence (Dancer)
Page, Annette (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Sibley, Antoinette (Dancer)
Parkinson, Georgina (Dancer)
Zaymes, Dorothea (Dancer)
Wakelyn, Virginia (Dancer)
Edwards, Leslie, 1916-2001 (Dancer)
Steuart, Douglas (Dancer)
Shaw, Brian (Dancer)
Beckley, Christine (Dancer)
Bergsma, Deanne (Dancer)
Lorrayne, Vyvyan (Dancer)
Rosson, Keith, dancer (Dancer)
Drew, David (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925- (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)

Edmée Wood Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1963
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1732
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by William Walton ; scenery and costumes by John Armstrong ; performed by The Royal Ballet.
Content: British Film Institute's Film & TV database lists the title as: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Façade.
Creation/production credits: Photography by Film Service of Edmée Wood.
Performers: Ann Howard, Mavis Osborn, Laurence Ruffell (Scottish rhapsody) ; Merle Park (the milkmaid), Derek Rencher, Keith Rosson, David Drew (mountaineers), Antoinette Sibley (polka) (Yodelling [section]) ; Dorothea Zaymes, Virginia Wakelyn, Leslie Edwards, Douglas Steuart (foxtrot) ; Georgina Parkinson, Christine Beckley, Deanne Bergsma, Vyvyan Lorrayne (waltz) ; Brian Shaw, Graham Usher (popular song) ; Alexander Grant (a dago), Annette Page (a debutante) (Tango [section]); ensemble (tarentella finale).
Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1963.
Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (18 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Type of Resource
Moving image
Other local Identifier: Edmee Wood Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18031291
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 12567af0-f87e-0130-7237-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1963: Created
  • 1988: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Façade" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1963.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Façade" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1963). The Royal Ballet in Façade Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Royal Ballet in Façade