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Over Sonia Gaskell

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Over Sonia Gaskell
Gaskell, Sonia (Interviewee)
Egorova, Lubov Nikolaevna, 1880-1972 (Teacher)
Dantzig, Rudi van (Interviewee)
Kassies-van Oven, Louki (Director)
Schultink, Joop (Interviewee)
Weetering, Conrad van de (Interviewee)
Manen, Hans van, 1932- (Interviewee)
Flier, Jaap (Interviewee)
Bije, Willy de la (Interviewee)
Radius, Alexandra (Interviewee)
Bank, Wilbert (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1530
Gaskell, Sonia
Nationale Ballet (Netherlands)
Ballet -- Netherlands
Dance -- Netherlands -- 20th century
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Television programs
Content: Part of the series, Dansen in Nederland, 1900-1970.
Creation/production credits: Produced by Theaterschool Amsterdam in collaboration with the Centraal Dansberaad, the Hague. Directed by Wilbert Bank, Jan Kassies, Louki van Oven, and Eefje van Schaik.
Language: Titles and narration in Dutch. English transcript available (in: *MGZR Television. Dansen in Nederland, 1900-1970).
Citation/reference: For other parts of this series, see: *MGZIC 9-263.
Content: Part I (22 min.) is about Sonia Gaskell's youth in Russia and her years in Palestine and Paris. Includes film footage of Lubov Egorova teaching a ballet class (ca. 1969 at about age 89).
Content: Part II (45 min.) concerns her emigration in 1938 to Holland, her career there as a teacher and choreographer, and the formation of the Nederlands Ballet in 1954.
Content: Part III (56 min.) continues with the evolution of Dutch ballet and the formation of the National Ballet in 1961 with Gaskell as artistic director.
Physical Description
Extent: 3 videocassettes (U-matic) (123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Documentary about Sonia Gaskell, founder of the Netherlands Ballet. Chiefly still photographs, with numerous short film segments and interviews with Sonia Gaskell (taped in 1967), Rudi van Dantzig, Louki van Oven, Joop Schultink, Conrad van de Weetering, Hans van Manen, Jaap Flier, Willy de la Bye, and Alexandra Radius.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Dutch, Flemish
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12163955
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7da4e2e0-0826-0131-9599-3c075448cc4b
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Item timeline of events

  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Over Sonia Gaskell" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Over Sonia Gaskell" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 11, 2021.

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Over Sonia Gaskell