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France-Danse benefit
Additional title: Sports et divertissements (Choreographic work : Martins)
Additional title: Vestris (Choreographic work : ︠I︡Akobson)
Additional title: Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Turocy, Catherine (Choreographer)
Turocy, Catherine (Restager)
Turocy, Catherine (Dancer)
Renvall, Johan (Dancer)
McKnight, Ted Robin (Dancer)
Garcia-Stefanovich, Tatiana (Dancer)
Higgins, Arch (Dancer)
Astor, Brooke (Narrator)
Fizdale, Robert (Instrumentalist)
Bernier, Rosamond (Narrator)
︠I︡Akobson, Leonid (Choreographer)
Holub, Johannes (Videographer)
Martins, Peter, 1946- (Choreographer)
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)
Gold, Arthur (Instrumentalist)
Bass, Anne H. (Producer)
New York Baroque Dance Company (Performer)
School of American Ballet (Performer)
Concert Royal (Musical group : U.S.) (Musician)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1989-02-22
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - Reel 1: French dances of the eighteenth century, perf. by the New York Baroque Dance Company with Concert Royal: Menuet et tambourin de Castor et Pollux (chor: Catherine Turocy; mus: Jean Philippe Rameau); Passacaille d'Armide (chor: Guillaume Louis Pécourt, reconstructed by Turocy; mus: Jean Baptiste Lully), perf. by Turocy with James Richman, harpsichord; The peasant in a basket (chor: Turocy), perf. by Ted McKnight; Tambourin pour les matelots from Hippolyte et Aricie (chor: Turocy; mus: Rameau). - Vestris. Chor: Leonid Jacobson, staged by Mikhail Baryshnikov and Mme. Leonid Jacobson; mus: Gennady Banchikov. Perf. by Johan Renvall with James Richman, harpsichord, and the Vamii Quartet. - Pas de deux from La fille mal gardée. Staged by Ghislaine Thesmar and Adam Lüders after Dauberval and Balashova; mus: Louis J.F. Hérold. Perf. by Tatiana Garcia-Stefanovich and Arch Higgins, students of the School of American Ballet, with Jeananne Albee, piano. - Reel 2: Sports et divertissements. Chor: Peter Martins; mus and text: Erik Satie. Perf. by Brooke Astor (narrator), Robert Fizdale (piano), and Tanya Gingerich, Monique Meunier, Ethan Stiefel, Inmaculada Velez, and Todd Williams, students of the School of American Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2197
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1903 (former)
Maison française (New York University)
France-Danse (Benefit)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive by Johannes Holub, with the assistance of funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Recorded in performance during France-Danse, a benefit for the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library and La Maison Française of New York University, on February 22, 1989, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
Creation/production credits: Producer: Anne Bass. Artistic coordinators: Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold. Technical coordinator: Albert Hudes. Production director: John J.S. Sheehan. Lighting: Phil Monat.
Performers: Mistress of ceremonies: Rosamond Bernier.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (70 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896024709-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167380
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8881c2b0-4b50-0133-7922-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "France-Danse benefit" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "France-Danse benefit" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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France-Danse benefit