Les enfants de la danseAdditional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)Additional title: Luna (Choreographic work : Béjart)Additional title: Grand pas classique (Choreographic work : Gsovsky)Additional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Lacotte after Taglioni, F)Additional title: Ma Pavlova (Choreographic work : Petit)
NamesBessy, Claude, 1932- (Host)Sereni, Jean-Paul (Teacher)Baulieu, Claire (Teacher)Mayer, Gilbert 1934- (Teacher)Platel, Elisabeth (Dancer)Guillem, Sylvie, 1965- (Dancer)Bienvenue, Jacqueline (Interviewee)Atanassoff, Cyril (Interviewee)Legris, Manuel (Dancer)Khalfouni, Dominique (Dancer)Sanders, Dirk (Director)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)Béjart, Maurice (Choreographer)Rayne, Michel (Choreographer)Gsovsky, Victor, 1902-1974 (Choreographer)Lacotte, Pierre, 1932- (Choreographer)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse (Dancer)Opéra de Paris. Ballet (Dancer)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1988
Table of ContentsTeachers spotlighted in demonstration classes are Bessy (steps of elevation), Jean-Paul Sereni (physical education), Claire Baulieu (contemporary dance), and Gilbert Mayer (batterie). Paris Opéra Ballet dancers Elisabeth Platel and Manuel Legris perform variations, demonstrate steps, and converse with Bessy and students. Bessy discusses the dancer's physique and interviews administrator Jacqueline Bienvenue, dancer Cyril Atanassoff, and Dirk Sanders, a former dancer who is now a television director. Dance excerpts portray Platel in the Reine des dryades variation from Don Quixote (chor: Rudolf Nureyev after Petipa; mus: Minkus); Sylvie Guillem in La luna (chor: Maurice Béjart; mus: Bach); Atanassoff and Bessy in La fleur carnivore (b&w) (chor: Michel Rayne; mus: Brazilian batucada), Atanassoff in Grand pas classique (b&w) (chor: Victor Gzovsky; mus: Auber), Legris in a variation from La sylphide (chor: Pierre Lacotte after Filippo Taglioni; mus: Schneitzhoeffer), and Dominique Khalfouni in Ma Pavlova (chor: Roland Petit; mus: Mozart).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2756Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3377 cassette 3 (former)
TopicsOpéra de Paris. Ecole de danseDance -- Study and teachingBallet -- France -- History
GenresFilmed danceMotion picturesDocumentary filmsInterviewsFilmed 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) (59 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 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 2754, *MGZIDF 2755, and *MGZIDF 2757.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172393Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 737ef5f0-9e84-0132-cef2-3c075448cc4b
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