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Gayle, David (Interviewee)
Clegg, Peter (Interviewee)
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004 (Interviewee)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Interviewee)
Murray, Jan (Interviewee)
Brinson, Peter (Interviewee)
Drummond, John, 1934-2006 (Interviewer)
Cheetham, Keith (Producer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1980-06-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 7828
Ballet in motion pictures, television, etc
Dance -- Study and teaching -- Great Britain
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Dance schools -- England
Yorkshire Ballet Seminar
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Venue: Telecast on Dance month, June 7, 1980 by the BBC2, London. Produced and directed by Keith Cheetham. Introduced by John Drummond.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (54 min., 34 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the 1979 Yorkshire Ballet Seminar given at Ilkley College. Includes class and rehearsal footage, and interviews with David Gayle, founder and director of the seminars, and guest teachers Peter Clegg, Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin, Pamela May, and others. The last 5 min. is a discussion by John Drummond with writer/critic Jan Murray and Peter Brinson, director of the Gulbenkian Foundation, about dance education in Great Britain today and the forthcoming Gulbenkian report on Dance education and training.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY857043699-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12161913
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46d862e0-99f3-0138-eff7-55238879a285
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  • 1980: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "First steps" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980-06-07.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "First steps" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2024.

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First steps