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Title
The Royal Ballet in Persephone
Additional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Persephone
Additional title: Persephone (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Names
Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)
Ghika, 1906-1994 (Set designer)
Ghika, 1906-1994 (Costume designer)
Wood, Edmée (Cinematographer)
Beriosova, Svetlana, 1932- (Dancer)
Grant, Alexander, 1925- (Dancer)
Rosson, Keith, dancer (Dancer)
Larsen, Gerd (Dancer)
Rencher, Derek (Dancer)
Turp, André (Dancer)
Royal Ballet (Performer)
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation (Funder)
Collection

Edmée Wood Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1961 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Reel 1 (39 min.). Scene I: The abduction of Persephone (ca. 14 min.) -- Scene II: Persephone in the underworld (ca. 25 min.) -- Reel 2 (22 min.). Scene III: Persephone reborn (ca. 14 min.) -- Appendix (ca. 8 min.).
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1744
Genres
Filmed dance
Notes
Creation/production credits: choreography by Frederick Ashton ; music by Igor Stravinsky ; scenery & costumes by Nico Ghika ; performed by The Royal Ballet.
Date: British Film Institute catalog record lists the performance year as 1961. The New York Public Library information lists the performance year as 1962.
Content: British Film Institute's Film & TV database lists the title as: The Royal Ballet in rehearsal: Persephone.
Content: Poor visual quality; dark.
Creation/production credits: Photography by Film Service of Edmée Wood.
Performers: Svetlana Beriosova (Persephone) ; Alexander Grant (Mercury) ; Keith Rosson (Pluto, King of the underworld) ; Gerd Larsen (Demeter, Mother of Persephone) ; Derek Rencher (Demophoön, Persephone's earthly husband) ; André Turp (Eumolpus, the high priest) ; [Artists of the Royal Ballet] (friends of Persephone, oceanides, nymphs, hours, shades, attendants, adolescents).
Venue: Filmed in rehearsal with costumes in 1961 or 1962.
Funding: Transferred to video and cataloged with funds provided by the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 2 film reels (59 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
Description
Appendix includes Pluto and Persephone duet, crowning of Persephone, and Pluto solo.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Identifiers
Other local Identifier: Edmee Wood Collection
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18038061
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce4bc2f0-f87e-0130-b1ba-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1961: Issued
  • 1988: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Persephone" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1961. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9076f40-f87e-0130-7c74-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The Royal Ballet in Persephone" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9076f40-f87e-0130-7c74-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1961). The Royal Ballet in Persephone Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/d9076f40-f87e-0130-7c74-3c075448cc4b

Wikipedia Citation

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The Royal Ballet in Persephone