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The Royal Ballet salutes the U.S.A
Additional title: Elite syncopations (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Additional title: Four Schumann pieces (Choreographic work : Manen)
Additional title: Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Additional title: Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Monotones nos. 1 and 2 (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Derman, Vergie, 1942- (Dancer)
Mason, Monica (Dancer)
Thorogood, Alfreda (Dancer)
Coleman, Michael, 1940- (Dancer)
Eagling, Wayne (Dancer)
Jefferies, Stephen (Dancer)
Sleep, Wayne (Dancer)
Penney, Jennifer (Dancer)
Deane, Derek (Dancer)
Dowell, Anthony (Dancer)
Collier, Lesley (Dancer)
Hosking, Julian (Curator)
Ellis, Wendy (Dancer)
Fletcher, Graham (Dancer)
Silver, Mark (Dancer)
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- (Dancer)
Corder, Michael (Dancer)
Porter, Marguerite (Dancer)
Kelly, Gene, 1912-1996 (Host)
MacMillan, Kenneth (Choreographer)
Manen, Hans van, 1932- (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Joplin, Scott, 1868-1917 (Composer)
Spurling, Ian (Costume designer)
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856 (Composer)
Vroom, Jean-Paul (Designer)
Hérold, Ferdinand, 1791-1833 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 (Composer)
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)
Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 (Composer)
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Large, Brian (Producer)
Nears, Colin (Director)
Lockyer, Bob (Director)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)
WNEW-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-03-18
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Elite syncopations. Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan. Music: Scott Joplin. Costumes: Ian Spurling. Performed by Vergie Derman, Monica Mason, Alfreda Thorogood, Michael Coleman, Wayne Eagling, Stephen Jefferies, Wayne Sleep, Jennifer Penney, and Derek Deane. Four Schumann pieces (beginning) Choreography: Hans van Manen. Music: Robert Schumann (String quartet in A major, op. 41, no. 3) Designer: Jean Paul Vroom. Performed by Anthony Dowell, Jennifer Penney, Wayne Eagling, Lesley Collier, Julian Hosking, Wendy Ellis, Michael Corder, Marguerite Porter, Mark Silver, Wendy Groombridge, and Derek Deane. - Reel 2. Four Schumann pieces (conclusion of 3d movement; 4th movement) La fille mal gardée: Fanny Elssler pas de deux. Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Ferdinand Hérold. Performed by Wendy Ellis and Michael Coleman. The sleeping beauty: Bluebird and Princess Florine pas de deux. Choreography: Marius Petipa. Music: Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Performed by Jennifer Penney and Wayne Eagling. Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Percy Grainger. Performed by Lesley Collier, Wayne Sleep, and Graham Fletcher. Monotones II. Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Erik Satie. Performed by Vergie Derman, Derek Deane, and Mark Silver. Brahms waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan. Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: Johannes Brahms. Performed by Lynn Seymour. Solo piano: Philip Gammon -- Romeo and Juliet: Balcony pas de deux (beginning) Choreography: Kenneth Macmillan. Music: Sergeĭ Prokof'ev. Performed by Lesley Collier and Anthony Dowell. - Reel 3. Romeo and Juliet (conclusion) Brief commentary by Clive Barnes at end.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6460
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 7-547 (former)
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Performance by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, telecast live by satellite on WNEW-TV/Channel 5, New York on July 22, 1978. A BBC presentation in association with Metromedia Television, New York. Producer: Brian Large. Television directors: Colin Nears, Bob Lockyer, and Brian Large. Host: Gene Kelly.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (140 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797066959-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158190
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8f85a70-7dd6-0134-6d8b-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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  • 1978: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet salutes the U.S.A" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet salutes the U.S.A" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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The Royal Ballet salutes the U.S.A