Central Ballet of China

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Central Ballet of China
Additional title: New Year's sacrifice (Choreographic work : Chiang, Tsu-hui)
Additional title: Three préludes (Choreographic work : Stevenson)
Additional title: Maid of the sea (Choreographic work)
Ying, Runsheng (Dancer)
Chen, Bin (Dancer)
Yu, Lei-di (Dancer)
Chiang, Tsu-hui (Choreographer)
Liu, Tingyou (Composer)
Stevenson, Ben, 1937- (Choreographer)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Central Ballet of China (Performer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 - 1989 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
CONTENTS. - 1) The New Year's sacrifice (complete ballet) (110 min.) Choreography: Jiang Zu-hui. Music: Liu Ting-yu. Ballet depicting the tragic lot of a Chinese woman in China's old feudal society. A widow, forced to remarry, finds true love briefly but then, widowed once again, must end her life as a lonely maidservant. The role of the heroine, Xiang Lin's widow, is danced by Yu Lei-di. - Final 5 min. of The New Year's sacrifice -- 2) Liang Shan-be and Zhu Ying-tai (The butterfly lovers) (ca. 25 min.) The story of Liang, a young man from a poor family who dies of a broken heart when he cannot marry Zhu, a young woman from a rich family. She follows him into the grave where they are united as a pair of butterflies. 3) Excerpt from The maid of the sea: The red coral dance. (ca. 5 min.) 4) Three preludes (ca. 10 min.) Choreography: Ben Stevenson. Music: Sergei Rakhmaninov. Performed by Chen Bin and Ying Ren-sheng.
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9367
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-1385 (former)
Ballet -- China
Dance -- China
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped in the People's Republic of China.
Language: Titles and credits in Chinese.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (161 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
A full-length ballet and three shorter works performed by members of the Central Ballet of China, Beijing.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY887021550-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12166274
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82b50f40-8423-0135-7e10-01c58366e0af
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  • 1980: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Central Ballet of China" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1989. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a5d03599-de78-4999-b23d-cc9eaf297f72

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Central Ballet of China" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 14, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a5d03599-de78-4999-b23d-cc9eaf297f72

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1989). Central Ballet of China Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a5d03599-de78-4999-b23d-cc9eaf297f72

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Central Ballet of China