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The magic of dance, part II
Additional title: Dying swan (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Additional title: Nuit (Choreographic work : Legat, N)
Additional title: Rondino (Choreographic work : Pavlova)
Additional title: Return of springtime (Choreographic work : Skeaping)
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931 (Dancer)
Sleep, Wayne (Dancer)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)
Udaeta, José de (Dancer)
Morishita, Yōko, 1948- (Dancer)
Shimizu, Tetsutaro (Dancer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Rambert, Marie (Speaker)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Kelly, Desmond (Dancer)
Lorrayne, Vyvyan (Dancer)
Sinclair, Carolyn (Dancer)
Hawkins, Matthew (Dancer)
Nye, Sue (Dancer)
Durang, John, 1768-1822 (Choreographer)
Foy, Patricia (Producer)
Guest, Ivor, 1920-2018 (Consultant)
Legat, Nikolaĭ Gustavovich, 1869-1937 (Choreographer)
Skeaping, Mary (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Host)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)
Esbart Dansaire de Rubí (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)

The magic of dance

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Place: U.K.
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Anna Pavlova's memorial service. Excerpts of Pavlova dancing The dying swan (Fokine), La nuit (N. Legat), and Rondino (Pavlova) (10 min.) / danced by Pavlova -- Children of Theater Street (film) : brief excerpt -- Flore and Zephyr : the return of springtime (4 min. excerpt) / choreography, Mary Skeaping ; music, Cesare Bossi ; performed by Carolyn Sinclair, Matthew Hawkins, and Sue Nye -- John Durang's hornpipe reconstructed (3 min.) / danced by Wayne Sleep -- Giselle, Act II excerpt (ca. 3 min.) / danced by Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev -- Zapateado (1 min.) / danced by José de Udaeta -- Jota (3 min.) / danced by Esbart Dansaire de Rubi -- Don Quixote, opening adagio (5 min.) / danced by Yoko Morishita and Tetsutaro Shimizu -- Fonteyn discusses Tchaikovsky while touring his house in Russia (4 min.) -- The sleeping beauty, excerpt (ca. 5 min.) / danced by Fonteyn and the Royal Ballet -- Marie Rambert discusses Diaghilev (2 min.) -- Petrushka, scene II (4 min.) / choreography, Michel Fokine ; music, Stravinsky ; danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov -- Apollo, pas de deux (4 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Stravinsky ; danced by Desmond Kelly and Vyvyan Lorrayne.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7265
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-146 (former)
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Durang's hornpipe (Dance)
Hornpipe (Dance)
Zapateado (Dance)
Jota (Dance)
Ballet -- History -- 20th century
Dance -- History -- 20th century
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life TV and RM Productions, Munich ; producer, Patricia Foy.
Content: Part II: The ebb and flow.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Second in a six-part series that surveys the history of theatrical dance (non-chronological).
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13996251
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6604e830-7b8f-0135-a32a-45d6cc628378
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 22, 2024.

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The magic of dance