The Royal Ballet in PersephoneAdditional title: Royal Ballet in rehearsal: PersephoneAdditional title: Persephone (Choreographic work : Ashton)
NamesAshton, 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)
Edmée Wood Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1961 (Questionable)
Table of ContentsReel 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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 1744
NotesCreation/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 DescriptionFilm reelExtent: 2 film reels (59 min.) : silent, black and white ; 16 mm
DescriptionAppendix includes Pluto and Persephone duet, crowning of Persephone, and Pluto solo.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersOther local Identifier: Edmee Wood CollectionNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18038061Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ce4bc2f0-f87e-0130-b1ba-3c075448cc4b
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