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The magic of dance, part III
Additional title: Wein, Weib und Gesang (Choreographic work : Wiesenthal)
Additional title: Fire dance (Choreographic work : Fuller)
Additional title: Khamsin (Choreographic work : Cohan)
Additional title: Nautch dance (Choreographic work : St Denis)
Additional title: Excelsior (Choreographic work : Manzotti)
Additional title: Green table (Choreographic work : Jooss)
Additional title: Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)
Kirnbauer, Susanne (Dancer)
Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928 (Dancer)
Manzotti, Luigi, 1835-1905 (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Speaker)
Cohan, Robert (Interviewee)
Harding-Irmer, Patrick (Dancer)
Nijinsky, Kyra (Interviewee)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Foy, Patricia (Producer)
Guest, Ivor, 1920-2018 (Consultant)
Wiesenthal, Grete (Choreographer)
North, Robert, 1945- (Choreographer)
Jooss, Kurt, 1901-1979 (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Méliès, Georges, 1861-1938 (Cinematographer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Host)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
London Contemporary Dance Theatre (Performer)
Teatro Farnese (Parma, Italy) (Performer)
Dance Theatre of Harlem (Performer)
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Choreographer)
St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968 (Dancer)

The magic of dance

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Place: U.K.
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Isadora Duncan: Margot Fonteyn visits the Parthenon and a house Duncan began building nearby, and discusses Duncan's life and the influence on her of ancient Greek art; short film (1 min.) of Duncan dancing at a garden party -- Champagne dance (2 min.) / choreography, Grete Wiesenthal ; music, Johann Strauss, Jr. ; danced by Susanne Kirnbauer -- Fire dance [film, ca. 1906] (2 min.) / choreographed and danced by Loie Fuller -- Khamsin [excerpt] (5 min.) / choreography, Robert Cohan ; danced by London Contemporary Dance Theatre -- Danish ballet film of two unidentified female dancers (ca. 1906) (2 min.) -- Georges Méliès film of unidentified ballet (ca. 1900) (2 min.) -- Discussion and graphics of Excelsior (2 min.) / choreography, Luigi Manzotti -- Fonteyn at Teatro Farnese in Parma (3 min.) -- Commedia dell'arte performance by Teatro a l'Arogaria (3 min.) -- Ruth St. Denis talking, and performing her Nautch dance (2 min.) -- Interview with Robert Cohan -- Khamsin: male solo (4 min.) / choreography, Cohan ; danced by Patrick Harding-Irmer -- Troy-game [excerpt] (4 min.) / choreography, Robert North ; danced by Dance Theatre of Harlem -- The green table: opening scene (3 min.) / choreography, Kurt Jooss - Interview with Kyra Nijinsky about her father, Vaslav Nijinsky (6 min.) -- Le spectre de la rose (9 min.) / choreography, Michel Fokine ; music, K.M. Weber ; danced by Fonteyn and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7266
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-147 (former)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Commedia dell'arte
Theaters -- Italy -- Parma (Italy)
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life TV and RM Productions, Munich ; producer, Patricia Foy.
Content: Part III: What is new.
Creation/production credits: Historical consultant, Ivor Guest.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Third in a six-part series that surveys the history of theatrical dance (non-chronological).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837013008-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159793
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7c015a30-7b8f-0135-6027-4fdd84af11c0
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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The magic of dance