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Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Additional title: Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)
Additional title: Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Additional title: Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Additional title: Three-cornered hat (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Parade (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Train bleu (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Additional title: Noces (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
Additional title: Gaîté parisienne (Choreographic work : Massine)
Additional title: Mirages (Choreographic work : Lifar)
Additional title: Icare (Choreographic work : Lifar)
Additional title: Façade (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Foyer de danse (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Peter and the wolf (Choreographic work : Staff)
Additional title: Dark elegies (Choreographic work : Tudor)
Additional title: Symphonie pour un homme seul (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Additional title: Jeune homme et la mort (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Additional title: Carmen (Choreographic work : Petit)
Additional title: Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Additional title: Mass for the present time (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Additional title: Ninth symphony (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Additional title: Bhakti (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Additional title: Golestan (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910 (Choreographer)
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931 (Dancer)
Karsavina, Tamara (Dancer)
Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950 (Choreographer)
Massine, Leonide, 1896-1979 (Choreographer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Lifar, Serge, 1905-1986 (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Tudor, Antony, 1908-1987 (Choreographer)
Béjart, Maurice (Choreographer)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)
Schoonejans, Sonja (Author)
Decouflé, Pierre-François (Director)

The Grand Prix Video Danse Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1992
Place: France:
Publisher: Amaya Distribution
Table of Contents
Dance contents: Among the many dance excerpts included in this program are: Giselle, Act II (chor: Petipa after Coralli and Perrot) -- The sleeping beauty (chor: Petipa) -- Isadora Duncan performing at a garden party -- Les sylphides (chor: Fokine) -- Anna Pavlova -- Tamara Karsavina -- Petrouchka (chor: Fokine) -- L'après-midi d'un faune (chor: Nijinsky) -- Le sacre du printemps (chor: Nijinsky) -- Dalcroze dancers -- The three-cornered hat (chor: Massine) -- Parade (chor: Massine) -- Josephine Baker -- Le train bleu (chor: Nijinska) -- Les noces (chor: Nijinska) -- Gaité parisienne (chor: Massine) -- Apollo (chor: Balanchine) -- Les sylphides (chor: Fokine; music for Giselle on soundtrack) -- Les mirages (chor: Lifar) -- Icare (chor: Lifar) -- The sleeping beauty, Act III (chor: Petipa) -- Façade (chor: Ashton) -- Foyer de danse (chor: Ashton) -- Ballet class, Britain -- La fille mal gardée, Act II (chor: Ashton) -- Peter and the wolf (chor: Frank Staff) -- Dark elegies (chor: Tudor) -- Symphonie pour un homme seul (chor: Béjart) -- Le jeune homme et la mort (chor: Petit) -- Carmen (chor: Petit) -- The rite of spring (chor: Béjart) -- Messe pour le temps présent (chor: Béjart) -- Ninth symphony (chor: Béjart) -- Bhakti (chor: Béjart) -- Golestan (chor: Béjart).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9120
Duncan, Isadora, 1877-1927
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Rambert, Marie
De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001
Mariinskiĭ teatr (1991- ). Balet
Ballets russes
Opéra de Paris., Ballet
Ballet suédois
Ballet Rambert
Ballet -- History -- 20th century
Ballet -- Russia
Ballet -- France -- 20th century
Ballet -- England -- 20th century
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Documentary films
Motion pictures
Creation/production credits: co-produced by La Sept, Pathé Television, Duran, Ostankino, Sovtelexport, and Gédéon, in association with RAI 3 ; English version produced by Landseer Films ; series proposed, written, and directed by [Sonia Schoonejans] ; producer, Nicole Philibert.
Content: English version of the series Danse du siècle.
Content: Title of first program appears on frame as Dance in the century. Credits taken from container for program 5.
Creation/production credits: Sponsored by Banco di Napoli.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (49 min., 15 sec.) : sound, black and white and color ; 3/4 in.
First of a five-part series. Historical overview of classical ballet in Europe in the 20th century, presenting major personalities, dance companies, and dance works in relation to social, political, and cultural events of the time. Archival footage and contemporary performances are used to illustrate dance works. The program begins by examining classical ballet in Russia, as exemplified by the works of Marius Petipa, then traces its importation to western Europe by Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, represented through the choreography of Michel Fokine, Vaslav Nijinsky, Léonide Massine, Bronislava Nijinska, and George Balanchine. The evolution of European ballet after Diaghilev's death is traced through Serge Lifar and the Paris Opéra Ballet; the work of Marie Rambert, Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois, and Antony Tudor in Britain; and finally the choreography of Roland Petit and Maurice Béjart. The program also looks at Isadora Duncan's influence on Fokine; the contribution of Dalcroze eurythmics; and the Ballets Suédois and its circle of collaborators, including filmmaker René Clair.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175486
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dc905c70-8f05-0138-6300-193b848ce7e9
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  • 1818: Creator Born
  • 1910: Creator Died
  • 1992: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance of the century" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2024.

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Dance of the century