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Additional title: Isadora (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Park, Merle (Dancer)
Miller, Mary (Dancer)
Mason, Monica (Dancer)
Hosking, Julian (Dancer)
Jefferies, Stephen (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Connor, Laura (Dancer)
Deane, Derek (Dancer)
Bennett, Richard Rodney (Composer)
MacMillan, Kenneth (Choreographer)
Kay, Barry (Designer)
Freeman, Gillian (Scenarist)
Hawes, Steve (Producer)
Bailey, Derek (Director)
Royal Ballet (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1981
Table of Contents
Act 1 (Cassette 1, 50 min.) begins at the New Gallery, Regent St., London, 1900, and ends in Noordwijk Holland, 1906. - Act II (Cassette 2, 56 min.) begins in a Paris night club, 1909, and ends in Nice, 1927.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7830
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-817 (former)
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Television programs
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Filmed for Granada UK Television at Covent Garden, London, 1981. Producer: Steve Hawes. Director for television: Derek Bailey. Choreography and direction: Kenneth MacMillan. Music: Richard Rodney Bennett. Scenario: Gillian Freeman, with dialogue chosen by Mary Miller from words of Isadora. Scenery and costumes: Barry Kay.
Performers: Performed by members of the Royal Ballet with Merle Park and Mary Miller (Isadora), Monica Mason (Nursey), Julian Hosking (Craig), Stephen Jefferies (Esenin), Derek Rencher (Singer), Derek Deane (Oskar Beregi), Laura Connor (Loie), Ashley Page (Tango boy), David Drew (Max Merz), and Ross MacGibbon (Man on the beach).
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (106 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857027342-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161518
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f359cb50-8042-0135-38c2-03f030947cd4
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1981: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Isadora" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1981.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Isadora" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2023.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1981). Isadora Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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