A distraction for an insomniac: Nicolas Bernier's Apollon, La Nuit et Comus Additional title: Lecture-demonstration on Apollon, La Nuit et Comus by Catherine TurocyAdditional title: Apollon, La Nuit et Comus (Choreographic work : Turocy)
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Turocy, Catherine (Choreographer)Turocy, Catherine (Dancer)Turocy, Catherine (Speaker)Fittante, Carlos (Dancer)Jones, Alan Tjaarda (Dancer)Udovicki, Ani (Dancer)Nichols, Madeleine M. (Speaker)Maine, Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, duchesse du, 1676-1753 (Associated name)Bernier, Nicolas, 1665-1734 (Composer)Chiment, Marie Anne (Costume designer)Myers, Mary (Costume designer)Pally, Alan J. (Producer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)New York Baroque Dance Company (Performer)Concert Royal (Musical group : U.S.) (Composer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)New York Public Library, Public Programs Division (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1996
Table of ContentsDance excerpts: noble and comedic dances from Apollon, La Nuit et Comus: Air / danced by Catherine Turocy -- Entrée grave / danced by Carlos Fittante -- Minuet / danced by Ani Udovicki and Carlos Fittante -- Gavotte / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Minuet / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Sarabande / danced by Udovicki and Fittante -- Rigaudon / danced by Alan Tjaarda Jones.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8754
TopicsDance -- France -- 18th centuryCourt dancing -- FranceMinuet (Dance)Gavotte (Dance)Sarabande (Dance)Rigaudon (Dance)
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceLectures
NotesPerformers: a lecture-demonstration by Catherine Turocy with members of the New York Baroque Dance Company.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the New York Baroque Dance Company and Concert Royal, the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library, and the Public Programs Division of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: First program in the series European court entertainments: distractions for the royal taste, 1500-1789 ; series producer, Alan J. Pally.Content: Accompanied by house program.Creation/production credits: Original choreography, Catherine Turocy ; music, Nicolas Bernier ; costumes, Marie Anne Chiment and Mary Myers.Performers: Lecturer: Catherine Turocy.Performers: Introduction by Madeleine M. Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection.Performers: Danced by members of the New York Baroque Dance Company: Catherine Turocy (the duchesse du Maine), Carlos Fittante (Apollon), Alan Tjaarda Jones (Mirth), and Ani Udovicki (La Nuit).Performers: Music played on tape by Concert Royal.Venue: Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on October 2, 1996, by Penny Ward.Funding: Recording made possible by the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic ) (61 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionLecture-demonstration on the one-act divertissement Apollon, La Nuit et Comus, originally created in 1715 in honor of the Duchesse du Maine, and presented at her chateau in Sceaux, France. Although the work was never notated, Catherine Turocy drew upon comparable notated dances of the period to devise new choreography for her reconstruction. Her discussion includes the work's plot, research sources, and the use of space, gesture, and comedic elements in 18th-century choreography. The lecture-demonstration closes with a question-and-answer session.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F535NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12709823Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 103260b0-7d96-0138-0071-09d159b0bbdc
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