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Additional title: Rite of spring (Choreographic work : NIjinsky)
Rambert, Marie (Interviewee)
Joffrey, Robert (Director)
Rodriguez, Beatriz (Dancer)
Valleskey, Carole (Dancer)
Shoemaker, Paul (Dancer)
Kinberg, Judy (Producer)
Kinberg, Judy (Director)
Grimm, Thomas (Producer)
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950 (Choreographer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Roerich, Nicholas, 1874-1947 (Designer)
Hodson, Millicent (Restager)
Archer, Kenneth (Restager)
Brubach, Holly (Author)
Grauer, Rhoda (Producer)
Venza, Jac (Producer)
Joffrey Ballet (Performer)
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Producer)
Danmarks radio (Producer)

Dance in America Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1989
Place: New York, N.Y
Publisher: WNET/13
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7034
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2081 (former)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971
Hugo, Valentine, 1887-1968
Ballets russes
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)
Television programs
Televised dance
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Statement of responsibility: a co-production of WNET/New York and Danmarks Radio in association with Czechoslovak Television and BBC, La Sept, NOS Television ; dance directed by Thomas Grimm ; documentary directed by Judy Kinberg ; produced by Judy Kinberg and Thomas Grimm.
Creation/production credits: Set coordinator, Ves Harper ; lighting, Jørgen Johannessen and Tim Hunter ; production executive, Rhoda Grauer ; writer, Holly Brubach.
Creation/production credits: Concluding performance by the Joffrey Ballet: choreography, Vaslav Nijinsky, reconstructed and staged by Millicent Hodson ; music, Igor Stravinsky ; scenario, Igor Stravinsky and Nikolai Roerich ; scenery and costumes, Nikolai Roerich, reconstructed by Kenneth Archer ; artistic supervision of reconstruction, Robert Joffrey.
Performers: Narrator, Kathryn Walker.
Performers: Danced by the Joffrey Ballet: Carole Valleskey (A 300-year-old woman), Paul Shoemaker (Old sage), Beatriz Rodriguez (The chosen one), and others.
Performers: Music performed by the Orchestra of the National Theatre, Prague, conducted by Allan Lewis.
Venue: Telecast by WNET/13, New York, on the Great Performances: Dance in America series on November 24, 1989.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (D-2) (58 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the history and reconstruction of Vaslav Nijinsky's ballet The rite of spring (Le sacre du printemps). The 1913 premiere of the ballet is illustrated through still photographs and historical footage of interviews with Igor Stravinsky and Dame Marie Rambert. Dance historian Millicent Hodson and art historian Kenneth Archer describe the process of reconstructing the ballet, which is then seen in a performance by the Joffrey Ballet.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY906008075-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12168413
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d11b12e0-ef93-0133-a768-60f81dd2b63c
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The search for Nijinsky's Rite of spring" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1989.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The search for Nijinsky's Rite of spring" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 25, 2024.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1989). The search for Nijinsky's Rite of spring Retrieved from

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The search for Nijinsky's Rite of spring