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Additional title: Dying swan (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Additional title: Daphnis and Chloe (Choreographic work : Skibine)
Additional title: Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Bessy, Claude, 1932- (Host)
Vaussard, Christiane 1923-2011 (Choreographer)
Loudières, Monique (Dancer)
Blaise, Michelle (Teacher)
Chauviré, Yvette, 1917- (Interviewee)
Bozzoni, Max 1917-2003 (Teacher)
Dupond, Patrick, 1959- (Dancer)
Golovine, Serge, 1924-1998 (Teacher)
Klementieff, Olivier (Interviewee)
Bras, Jean-Louis (Interviewee)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Skibine, George, 1920-1981 (Choreographer)
Sanders, Dirk (Director)
Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse (Dancer)
Opéra de Paris. Ballet (Dancer)
Vaussard, Christiane 1923-2011 (Teacher)
Bessy, Claude, 1932- (Interviewer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1988
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: Teachers spotlighted in demonstration classes are Christiane Vaussard (women's ballet technique), Michelle Blaise (French folk dancing), Max Bozzoni (partnering), and Serge Golovine (men's ballet technique). Paris Opéra Ballet dancers Monique Loudières and Patrick Dupond perform variations, demonstrate steps, and converse with Bessy and students. Bessy interviews legendary ballerina Yvette Chauviré, régisseur Olivier Klementieff, and former dancer Jean-Louis Bras. Dance excerpts portray Loudières in a variation from La favorite (chor: Vaussard; mus: Donizetti), Chauviré in The dying swan (b&w) (chor: Fokine, mus: Saint-Saëns), Bessy in Daphnis and Chloe (chor: Skibine, mus: Ravel) and Spirale (chor: Bessy), Dupond in a variation from Paquita (chor: Bessy, mus: Minkus), and Golovine in Le spectre de la rose (b&w) (chor: Fokine, mus: Weber).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2755
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3377 cassette 2 (former)
Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse
Dance -- Study and teaching
Ballet -- France -- History
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Co-produced by La Sept, Antenne 2, and Telmondis, with the participation of NHK Enterprises. Director: Dirk Sanders.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (57 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Four-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 2754, *MGZIDF 2756, and *MGZIDF 2757.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172392
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c050e00-9e84-0132-7ef5-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les enfants de la danse" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1988.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Les enfants de la danse" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2024.

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Les enfants de la danse