40 years of dance on BBC Television: from Karsavina to Mukhamedov; from The moor's pavane to Strange fish, Reels 1 and 2

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40 years of dance on BBC Television: from Karsavina to Mukhamedov; from The moor's pavane to Strange fish, Reels 1 and 2
Additional title: Forty years of dance on BBC Television
Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Dutiful ducks (Choreographic work : Alston)
Additional title: Onegin (Choreographic work : Cranko)
Additional title: Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Karsavina, Tamara (Commentator)
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 (Dancer)
Elvin, Violetta Prokhorova (Dancer)
Field, John, 1921- (Dancer)
Beriosova, Svetlana, 1932- (Dancer)
Clark, Michael, 1962- (Dancer)
Jeganathan, Jeyaverni (Dancer)
Shekhar, Savitha (Dancer)
Thirunarayan, Vidya (Dancer)
Doyle, Desmond, d. 1991 (Dancer)
Haydée, Marcia (Dancer)
Madsen, Egon (Dancer)
Seymour, Lynn, 1939- (Dancer)
Chesworth, John (Dancer)
Derman, Vergie, 1942- (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Dowell, Anthony (Dancer)
Parkinson, Georgina (Dancer)
Horner, Jacqueline (Singer)
Lanchbery, John (Conductor)
Mory, Anny (Singer)
Parker, Patricia, mezzo-soprano (Singer)
Mitchinson, John (Singer)
Hudson, Paul, 1945- (Singer)
Argerich, Martha, 1941- (Instrumentalist)
Francesch, Homero (Instrumentalist)
Katsaris, Cyprien (Instrumentalist)
Zimerman, Krystian (Instrumentalist)
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 (Conductor)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Sokolova, Lydia, 1896-1974 (Production personnel)
Beaumont, Cyril W. (Cyril William), 1891-1976 (Consultant)
Greenough, Richard (Designer)
Alston, Richard, 1948- (Choreographer)
Lockyer, Bob (Producer)
Simpson, Christian (Producer)
Simpson, Christian (Director)
Jeyasingh, Shobana (Choreographer)
Zuck, Linda (Producer)
Cranko, John (Choreographer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeevich, 1799-1837 (Author)
Stolze, Kurt-Heinz, 1930-1970 (Arranger)
Gough, Orlando (Composer)
Braun, Terry (Director)
Wilson, Rodney (Producer)
Dale, Margaret, 1922-2010 (Producer)
Hatts, Clifford (Designer)
Wesson, Peter (Designer)
Wright, Peter, 1926- (Producer)
Wright, Peter, 1926- (Director)
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Goncharova, Natalii͡a Sergeevna, 1881-1962 (Designer)
Somes, Michael, 1917-1994 (Production personnel)
Drummond, John, 1934-2006 (Author)
Gilbert, John Selwyn (Producer)
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company (Performer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
New Philharmonia Orchestra (Performer)
London Percussion Ensemble (Performer)
British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
Arts Council of Great Britain (Production company)
English Bach Festival. Chorus (Performer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1953 - 1994
Place: United Kingdom
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Reel 1. Les sylphides (1953, 32 min., b&w) / producer/director, Christian Simpson ; artistic adviser, Cyril W. Beaumont ; introduced by Tamara Karsavina ; choreography, Michel Fokine ; corps de ballet rehearsed by Lydia Sokolova ; music, Frédéric Chopin ; scenery, Richard Greenough ; performed by Alicia Markova, Violetta Elvin, Svetlana Beriosova, John Field, and ensemble ; conductor, Eric Robinson -- Dutiful ducks (1982, 3 min., col.) / director, Bob Lockyer ; choreography, Richard Alston ; performed by Michael Clark -- Reel 2. Duets with automobiles (1994, 15 min., col.) / from the series Dance for the camera ; produced by Illuminations for the BBC and the Arts Council of Great Britain ; producer, Linda Zuck ; executive producers, Rodney Wilson and Bob Lockyer ; director, Terry Braun ; choreography, Shobana Jeyasingh ; music, Orlando Gough and K. Krishnamurthy ("Jathi") ; performed by Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company: Jeyaverni Jeganathan, Savitha Shekhar, and Vidya Thirunarayan ; singers, Jeremy Birchall, Jacqueline Horner, and Manickam Yogeswaran -- Eugene Onegin (1966, 35 min., b&w) / producers, Margaret Dale and Peter Wright ; director, Peter Wright ; choreography, John Cranko ; music, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Kurt-Heinz Stolze ; scenario, inspired by the poem by Aleksandr Pushkin ; design, Clifford Hatts ; lighting, Peter Wesson ; performed by Desmond Doyle (Eugene Onegin), Marcia Haydée (Tatyana Larina), Egon Madsen (Vladimir Lensky), Lynn Seymour (Olga Larina), John Chesworth (Prince Gremin), Freda Bamford (Madame Larina), Nora Ogonovsky (nurse), Peter Hawkins (narrator), and others -- Les noces (1978, 24 min., col.) / excerpt from a 90-min. program devised and presented by John Drummond ; producer, John Selwyn Gilbert ; director, Bob Lockyer ; choreography, Bronislava Nijinska, rehearsed under the supervision of Michael Somes ; music/words, Igor Stravinsky ; design, Natalia Goncharova ; performed by the Royal Ballet: Vergie Derman (bride), Derek Rencher (bridegroom), Anthony Dowell, Leslie Edwards, Romayne Grigorova, Gerd Larsen, Christopher Newton, Georgina Parkinson, and others ; conductor, Leonard Bernstein ; singers, Anny Mory (soprano), Patricia Parker (mezzo soprano), John Mitchinson (tenor), and Paul Hudson (bass) ; pianists, Martha Argerich, Homero Francesch, Cyprien Katsaris, and Krystian Zimerman ; London Percussion Ensemble and the English Bach Festival Chorus.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6957 Reels 1 and 2
Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-2066 cassette 1 (former)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Statement of responsibility: presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Content: Title from accompanying program.
Content: Reel 1 (51 min.). Les Sylphides, Dutiful ducks, Duets with automobiles ; Reel 2 (64 min.). Eugene Onegin, Les noces.
Venue: Compilation of five television programs screened at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on September 28, 1994.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (Umatic) (113 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
First in a series of three screenings of television programs on dance presented by the British Broadcasting Corporation between 1953 and 1994. The programs include documentaries, recorded stage performances and adaptations of stage performances, and video- and cinedance works. For the second and third screenings in this series, see *MGZIA 4-2066 cassette 2 and cassette 3.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175475
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 734393d0-0695-0135-402a-537e9f88ee9a
Rights Statement
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  • 1953: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
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40 years of dance on BBC Television