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The magic of dance, part V
Additional title: Little match girl (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Carmen (Choreographic work : Petit)
Additional title: Camargo (Choreographic work)
Additional title: Cupid out of his humour (Choreographic work : Skeaping)
Additional title: Dansomanie (Choreographic work : Cramér and Skeaping after Gardel)
Additional title: Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Host)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Dancer)
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Interviewee)
Jeanmaire, Zizi, 1924- (Dancer)
Waldenström, Marie Louise (Dancer)
Emblen, Ronald (Dancer)
Ellis, Wendy (Dancer)
Wall, David (Dancer)
Foy, Patricia (Producer)
Guest, Ivor, 1920-2018 (Consultant)
Skeaping, Mary (Choreographer)
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875 (Originator)
Cramér, Ivo (Choreographer)
Peking School of Dancing (Dancer)
Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse (Dancer)
Kungliga Baletten (Stockholm, Sweden) (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Dancer)

The magic of dance

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979
Place: U.K.
Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Fonteyn at Versailles discussing Louis XIV and the development of ballet in France during his reign (6 min.) -- The little match girl [excerpt] (4 min.) / based on the H.C. Andersen story ; performed by the Dance Academy, Peking -- Boys' ballet class at the Paris Opéra (4 min.) -- Interview with Roland Petit -- Carmen: bedroom scene (10 min.) / choreography, Petit ; music, Bizet ; performed by Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire -- La Camargo (2 min.) / solo performed by Marie Louise Waldenström -- Bolero (folk dance) (3 min.) / duet danced by unidentified couple -- Drottningholm Royal Theater, Stockholm: Fonteyn discusses and demonstrates the use of the original stage machinery and tours the backstage and above stage areas. Two excerpts (4 min.) are performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet onstage: Cupid out of his humour (choreography, Mary Skeaping) and La dansomanie (choreography by Ivo Cramér and Mary Skeaping after Gardel) -- 17th century choral folk dance (3 min.) / performed outdoors with musical ensemble by unidentified dancers -- La fille mal gardée: Act II [excerpts] (11 min.) / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, F. Hérold ; featuring Ronald Emblen (Madame Simone) in the clog dance, and Wendy Ellis (Lisette) and David Wall (Colin) in the pas de deux, with the Royal Ballet.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7268
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-149 (former)
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715
Bolero (Dance)
Ballet -- History
Ballet -- History -- 17th century
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery
Theaters -- Sweden -- Stockholm
Clog dancing
Television programs
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life TV and RM Productions, Munich ; producer, Patricia Foy.
Content: Part V: The magnificent beginning.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Fifth in a six-part series that surveys the history of theatrical dance (non-chronological).
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837013022-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159795
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a811d760-7b8f-0135-4948-01d1d5649bab
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1919: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1991: Creator Died
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The magic of dance" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 16, 2024.

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The magic of dance