The world of music with Morton Gould. Agnes de Mille and Morton Gould, the story of a collaborationAdditional title: Fall River legend (Choreographic work : De Mille)
NamesGould, Morton, 1913-1996 (Host)Gould, Morton, 1913-1996 (Composer)De Mille, Agnes (Host)De Mille, Agnes (Choreographer)Wilson, Sallie (Dancer)Kriza, John (Dancer)Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986 (Dancer)Adair, Tom (Dancer)Sarry, Christine (Dancer)Lerner, Judith (Dancer)Krych, Karen (Dancer)Carow, Joseph (Dancer)Smith, Oliver Lemuel, 1918-1994 (Designer)White, Miles, 1914-2000 (Costume designer)Desmond, John (Director)Toobin, Jerome, 1919-1984 (Producer)American Ballet Theatre (Performer)National Educational Television and Radio Center (Associated name)
Agnes de Mille Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1965-04-15
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8605Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5077 (former)
TopicsFall River legend (Choreographic work : De Mille)ChoreographyBallets -- CompositionArtistic collaboration
GenresTelevised performancesTelevised danceInterviewsTelevision programs
NotesCreation/production credits: National Educational Television (NET) ; directed by John J. Desmond ; produced by Jerome Toobin ; written and choreographed by Agnes de Mille ; music by Morton Gould.Creation/production credits: Original scenery for Ballet Theatre production, Oliver Smith ; costumes, Miles White.Performers: Hosts: Agnes de Mille, Morton Gould.Performers: Danced by members of American Ballet Theatre. Featured performers: Sallie Wilson (the Accused), John Kriza (Pastor), Lucia Chase (Stepmother), Tom Adair (Father), Christine Sarry, Judy Lerner, Karen Krych, Joseph Carow.Venue: Recorded on April 15, 1965.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Date: Copyright 1965.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionChoreographer Agnes de Mille and composer Morton Gould discuss their collaboration on the ballet Fall River legend, first presented by Ballet Theatre in 1948. They describe how the true story of Lizzie Borden and the ax murders in Fall River was transmuted into terms that could be conveyed through dance and music. Excerpts from the ballet illustrate the points they make about dramatic motivation, the contribution of Oliver Smith's set designs, and musical and choreographic expression.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F533NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13282003Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 881dc920-7af2-0135-d57e-3f2bd0ad72b7
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