Art of choreographyAdditional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)Additional title: Fall River legend (Choreographic work : De Mille)Additional title: Rodeo (Choreographic work : De Mille)
NamesDe Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)De Mille, Agnes (Narrator)Adams, Diana (Dancer)Arova, Sonia (Dancer)Brown, Kelly (Dancer)De Lappe, Gemze (Dancer)Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013 (Dancer)Jamieson, James (Dancer)Mitchell, James, 1920-2010 (Dancer)Queenan, Charles (Dancer)Workman, Jenny (Dancer)Rittman, Trude (Composer)Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)Gould, Morton, 1913-1996 (Composer)ABC Television Network (Broadcaster)
Agnes de Mille Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1956-12-30Place: U.S.Publisher: ABC-TV
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6563Shelf locator: *MGZHB 12-70
TopicsChoreographyChoreographersChoreographers -- United States -- 20th centuryGould, Morton, 1913-1996 -- Fall River legend. Selections
GenresTelevision programsTelevised dance
NotesContent: ABC-TV.Content: Reel 1 (approximately 31 min.) ; Reel 2 (approximately 28 min.).Performers: Cast includes: Diana Adams, Sonia Arova, Kelly Brown, Gemze De Lappe, Agnes De Mille, Frederic Franklin, James Jamieson, James Mitchell, Charles Queenan, and Jenny Workman.Venue: Telecast December 30, 1956, on Omnibus, ABC-TV.
Physical DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 2 film reels (58 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
DescriptionAgnes De Mille explains her concept of choreography, tracing its development from primitive and ethnic sources to its place in theatrical dance. Briefly seen are several examples of ethnic dance, including a dance from the Congo (Charles Queenan) and a Scottish sword dance (James Jamieson). Theatrical dance is represented by brief excerpts from several ballets and a long sequence from Les Sylphides (Diana Adams, Sonia Arova and Frederic Franklin) including the girl's mazurka (Arova), the prelude (Adams), and the final ballabile. Examples of Miss De Mille's own choreography include excerpts from Rodeo (Jenny Workman and Frederic Franklin), Oklahoma (Farmer and Cowman, performed by Kelly Brown), and an untitled pas de deux to music by Trude Rittman (Sonia Arova and James Mitchell). An extended sequence shows Miss De Mille actually creating the choreography for a new work (Fall River legend) to music of Morton Gould.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY737055675-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12148474Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0da119a0-c7ed-0135-1ade-0d217b6ec09b
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