Les enfants de la danseAdditional title: Deux pigeons (Choreographic work : Aveline after Mérante)Additional title: Soir de fête (Choreographic work : Staats)Additional title: Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Béjart)Additional title: Carmen (Choreographic work : Petit)Additional title: Concerto en ré (Choreographic work : Bessy)
NamesBessy, Claude, 1932- (Choreographer)Béjart, Maurice (Choreographer)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Interviewee)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)Galante, Grazia (Dancer)Vu-An, Eric (Dancer)Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924- (Dancer)Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)Sanders, Dirk (Director)Aveline, Albert (Choreographer)Staats, Leo, 1877-1952 (Choreographer)Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse (Dancer)Ballet du XXe siècle (Belgium) (Dancer)Ballet national de Marseille Roland Petit (Dancer)Bessy, Claude, 1932- (Interviewer)Bessy, Claude, 1932- (Commentator)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1988
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: The École's old premises are compared with its new facilities, opened in October 1987 at Nanterre. Bessy interviews Maurice Béjart and Roland Petit, who is also appears in a studio rehearsal with a male pupil. Excerpts from the school's annual performance depict Les deux pigeons (chor: Aveline after Mérante; mus: Messager) and Soir de fête (chor: Staats; mus: Delibes). The students are seen on tour in Japan, performing Concerto en ré (chor: Bessy; mus: Bach). Other dance excerpts include Le sacre du printemps (chor: Béjart; mus: Stravinsky), performed by Eric Vu An of the Paris Opéra Ballet with Grazia Galante and members of the Ballet du XXe Siècle; and Carmen (chor: Petit; mus: Bizet), performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov with Zizi Jeanmaire and members of the Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2754Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3377 cassette 1 (former)
TopicsOpéra de Paris. Ecole de danseBallet -- Study and teachingBéjart, Maurice -- InterviewsPetit, Roland, 1924-2011 -- Interviews
GenresMotion picturesDocumentary filmsInterviewsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: Co-produced by La Sept, Antenne 2, and Telmondis, with the participation of NHK Enterprises. In French. Director: Dirk Sanders.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionFour-part series on the École du Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, hosted by its director, Claude Bessy. In addition to the school's teachers and students, the series depicts past and present principal dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet, people in dance-related professions, and French dance luminaries. Interviews, performances, and demonstration classes provide a multifaceted view of the school's activities and achievements. The rest of the videos in this series can be found at *MGZIDF 2755, *MGZIDF 2756, and *MGZIDF 2757.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172391Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 47d0ff70-9e84-0132-57d5-3c075448cc4b
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