The Royal Ballet in Les deux pigeons: at rehearsalAdditional title: Deux pigeons (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Les deux pigeons
NamesAshton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)Dupont, Jacques, designer (Designer)Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)Gable, Christopher (Dancer)Seymour, Lynn, 1939- (Dancer)Bishop, Shirley (Dancer)Anderton, Elizabeth, 1938- (Dancer)Mead, Robert, 1940-1988 (Dancer)Mosaval, Johaar (Dancer)Royal Ballet (Performer)Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)
Edmée Wood Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1961 (Questionable)
Table of ContentsReel 1. Act I: A studio in Paris (ca. 26 min.) -- Reel 2. Act II, Scene I: A gypsy encampment near Paris (ca. 22 min.) -- Scene II: Back to the studio (ca. 9 min.).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1737
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by André Messager ; scenery and costumes by Jacques Dupont ; performed by The Royal Ballet.Date: British Film Institute catalog record lists the performance year as 1961. The New York Public Library information lists the performance year as 1962.Content: British Film Institute's Film & TV database lists the title as: The Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Les deux pigeons.Creation/production credits: Photography by Film Service of Edmée Wood.Performers: Christopher Gable (the young man) ; Lynn Seymour (the young girl) ; Shirley Bishop (his mother) ; her friends: Judith Colborne, Kathleen Geldard, Jacqueline Williams, Judith Maden, Helen Starr, Elaine Thomas, Alfreda Thorogood, Phyllis Spiria ; Elizabeth Anderton (a gypsy girl) ; Robert Mead (her lover) ; Johaar Mosaval (a gypsy boy) ; Joan Blakeney, Kathleen Gildard, Varerie Taylor, Dorothea Zaymes, Barbara Remington, Carloe Needham, Gillian Orpin, Jennifer Layland, Rita Evans, Robyn Croft, Denise Thomas, Janet Burgess, Alan Alder, David Boswell, Gary Sherwood, Jeffrey Phillips, Adrian Grater, Ian Hamilton, David Howard, Colin Jones, Gordon Aitken, Cavan Orwell, Terry Westmoreland, Alan Beale (gypsies) ; Sheila Humphreys, Sylvia Michael, Myrleen Hedley, David Jones, David Gordon (sightseers) ; Shirley Bishop, Valerie Deakin, Lorna Mossford (two [i.e. three] old crones).Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1961 or 1962.Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 2 film reels (59 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
DescriptionBased on the fable La fontaine by Henry Régnier and Louis Mérante.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersOther local Identifier: Edmee Wood CollectionNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18031323Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3b198ab0-f87e-0130-04af-3c075448cc4b
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