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Le train bleu: edited version
Additional title: Train bleu (Choreographic work : Nijinska)
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Taylor, Jill (Dancer)
Lowe, Michael (Dancer)
Rudisill, Abra (Dancer)
Schwennesen, Don (Dancer)
Nijinska, Bronislava, 1891-1972 (Choreographer)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Restager)
Ries, Frank W. D. (Frank William David), 1950- (Restager)
Nijinska, Irina (Restager)
Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974 (Composer)
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 (Librettist)
Laurens, Henri, 1885-1954 (Designer)
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 (Designer)
Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 (Costume designer)
Klemm, Robert (Lighting designer)
Millard, Jay (Videographer)
Oakland Ballet Company (Performer)
Nijinska, Irina (Director)

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990-10-25
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2237
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-2497 (former)
Filmed dance
Venue: English title: The blue train. Subtitled Operette dansée in one act. Videotaped in dress rehearsal for the Jerome Robbins Archive at Zellerbach Auditorium, the University of California, Berkeley, on October 25, 1990, by Jay Millard, with the assistance of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment on the Arts.
Creation/production credits: Choreography: Bronislava Nijinska. Preliminary reconstruction by Sir Anton Dolin and Frank W. D. Ries. Reconstructed, staged and directed by Irina Nijinska and Ries. Music: Darius Milhaud. Libretto: Jean Cocteau. Scenery/curtain: Realized by Ron Steger after the original décor by Henri Laurens and original curtain by Pablo Picasso. Costumes: Realized and constructed by Mario Alonzo and Dale Foster after original designs by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. Lighting: Robert Klemm.
Creation/production credits: Performed by the Oakland Ballet: Jill Taylor (a tennis champion), Abra Rudisill (Perlouse), Michael Lowe (Beau Gosse), Don Schwennesen (the golfer), with Lorelei Begany, Cynthia Chin, Natalia Eremina, Jeannene Fogel, Kim Gardner, Joy Gim, Karen Jones, Jenna McClintock, Lara Peggs, Marisa Ritter, and Joyce Yagerline (les poules), and Mario Alonzo, Norman Burnett, Gregg Engle, John Lanch, Nathan Hansen-Plount, Michael Ryan, Joral Schmalle, Carlo Sierras, Omar Shabazz, Ron Thiele, and Shigeo Watanabe (les gigolos). Oakland East Bay Symphony, guest conductor Jean-Louis Le Roux.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (35 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
Rehearsal tape; includes interruptions, intermittent remarks by the conductor, and trouble with the door of the cabana on stage left. For a split-screen version of this recording, see: *MGZIC 9-2498.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY916018131-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169937
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4c9b7070-8761-0135-6858-3390a996502c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Le train bleu: edited version" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Le train bleu: edited version