Lecture on the Royal Danish Ballet and Auguste Bournonville, 1975
NamesMørk, Ebbe (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1975-03-16
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-333
TopicsBournonville, August, 1805-1879Lander, Harald, 1905-1971Flindt, FlemmingKongelige Danske balletSylphide (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Napoli (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Etudes (Choreographic work : Lander, H)Ballet dancing -- Bournonville
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1976, March 16 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Content: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 50 minutes). [Begins abruptly]. Ebbe Mørk speaks about ballet in Denmark beginning with Hans Christian Andersen, his interest in dance, and his friendship with August Bournonville; August Bournonville including his background; his ballet La sylphide; Bournonville's one-year suspension from the Royal Danish Ballet [ [Kongelige Danske ballet] and subsequent trip to Italy; his ballet Napoli [a recording of music from the third act of Napoli is played]; more on Napoli; Bournonville's many cultural activities including his introduction of Richard Wagner's music to Denmark; his raising of the status of ballet dancers in Denmark; his choreography and his development of male dancing; the Bournonville style including modifications seen in contemporary performances to show off virtuoso technique; Bournonville's visit to Russia in 1864; how the Royal Danish Ballet was able to retain Bournonville's style and ballets including Bournonville's detailed notes and the notes and memories of the company's dancers; Harald Lander and his revival of about ten of Bournonville's ballets; Michel Fokine and his contribution to Danish ballet including his ballet Petrouchka; George Balanchine and his staging of Apollon musagète [Apollo] for the Royal Danish Ballet; Lander's ballet Etudes [a recording of music by Karl Czerny from the ballet Etudes is played; continues on streaming audio file 2].Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 20 minutes). [Recording of music from the ballet Etudes continues]. Ebbe Mørk speaks about how the Royal Danish Ballet and its repertoire came to be known outside of Denmark; Flemming Flindt and his ballets including The lesson and The triumph of death; his hopes that Flindt will keep the Bournonville repertoire [accompanied by his commentary, Mørk shows slides of scenes from ballets in the Royal Danish Ballet's repertory].
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 10 min.) : polyester, half-track, 3 3/4 ips ; 5 in.Sound quality is excellent.
DescriptionLecture on the Royal Danish Ballet and Auguste Bournonville given by Ebbe Mørk on March 16, in the auditorium of the Library and Museum for the Performing Arts [now The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts] at Lincoln Center, in New York City.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84609627NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118095Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5e35ddf0-c643-0135-59db-67ef4213b840
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