Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction

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Title
Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction
Additional title: Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction
Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Cranko)
Additional title: Washington Square (Choreographic work : Kudelka)
Additional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Bruhn after Bournonville)
Additional title: Mad shadows (Choreographic work : Ditchburn)
Additional title: Dream (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Additional title: Napoli (Choreographic work : Schaufuss after Bournonville)
Additional title: Canciones (Choreographic work : Patsalas)
Additional title: Giselle (Choreographic work : Petipa after Coralli and Perrot)
Names
Tennant, Veronica (Interviewee)
Augustyn, Frank
Dowell, Anthony (Interviewee)
Schaufuss, Peter (Interviewee)
Kirby, Charles
Pugh, Kevin
Schramek, Tomas (Interviewee)
Smith, Raymond (Interviewee)
Kraul, Earl
Oliphant, Betty, 1918- (Interviewee)
Franca, Celia, 1921- (Interviewee)
Littler, William (Interviewee)
Godfrey, Stephen (Interviewee)
Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011
Taylor, Janice (Singer)
Cranko, John
Kudelka, James
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Bournonville, August, 1805-1879
Ditchburn, Ann
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988
Patsalas, Constantin (Interviewee)
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910
Prokofiev, Sergey, 1891-1953 (Composer)
Baker, Michael C.(Michael Conway), 1937- (Composer)
Løvenskiold, Herman Severin, 1815-1870 (Composer)
Gagnon, André, 1936- (Composer)
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847 (Composer)
Paulli, Holger (Composer)
Montsalvatge, Xavier, 1912-2002 (Composer)
Adam, Adolphe, 1803-1856
Rose, Jürgen, 1937- (Designer)
King, Jack (Designer)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Author)
James, Henry, 1843-1916 (Author)
Crum, George, 1926- (Arranger)
Blaise, Marie Claire (Author)
Heeley, Desmond (Set designer)
Zaharuk, Bill (Designer)
Wright, Aylmer (Lighting designer)
Ede, Carol Moore, 1944- (Producer)
McHugh, Fiona (Author)
National Ballet of Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1982
Place: Canada
Publisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Table of Contents
Dance excerpts (in order of appearance): [Opening sequence], danced by Veronica Tennant in practice clothes, combining excerpts from Giselle, Mad shadows (role of Isabelle-Marie), The dream (Titania), Napoli (excerpt from the interpolated Flower festival at Genzano pas de deux), Washington Square (Catherine), Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet: bedroom pas de deux (1965, b&w) / choreography, John Cranko ; music, Sergei Prokofiev ; libretto based on the play by William Shakespeare ; set, Robert Lawson ; costumes, Jürgen Rose ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Juliet) and Earl Kraul (Romeo).
Romeo and Juliet: bedroom pas de deux / television recording ; choreography, music, and libretto credits as above ; design, Jürgen Rose ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Juliet) and Raymond Smith (Romeo).
[Trio] (b&w) / danced by Veronica Tennant as a young girl with two other girls.
Washington Square [excerpt] / television recording ; choreography, James Kudelka ; music, Michael Conway Baker ; libretto based on the novel by Henry James ; design, Jack King ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Catherine) and Charles Kirby (her father).
La sylphide [excerpt] / studio rehearsal, in practice clothes, with piano accompaniment ; supervised by Erik Bruhn ; choreography, Bruhn after August Bournonville ; music, H. Løvenskjold and George Crum ; danced by Veronica Tennant (the sylphide) ; pianist, Mary McDonald.
Mad shadows [excerpt] / television recording ; choreography, Ann Ditchburn ; music, André Gagnon ; libretto based on the novel by Marie Claire Blaise ; design, Jack King ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Isabelle-Marie) and Tomas Schramek (Michael, the blind boy) ; pianist, Nadine Litwin.
The dream: pas de deux of Titania and Oberon / studio rehearsal, in practice clothes, with piano accompaniment ; supervised by Alexander Grant ; choreography, Frederick Ashton ; music, Felix Mendelssohn ; libretto based on William Shakespeare's play A midsummer night's dream ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Titania) and Anthony Dowell (Oberon) ; pianist, Mary McDonald.
Romeo and Juliet: poison scene / see credits above.
Napoli [interpolated pas de deux from Flower festival at Genzano] / studio rehearsal, in practice clothes, with piano accompaniment ; choreography, Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville ; music, H.S. Paulli ; danced by Veronica Tennant and Peter Schaufuss ; pianist, Mary McDonald.
Canciones [excerpt] / studio rehearsal, in practice clothes ; choreography, Constantin Patsalas ; music, Xavier Montsalvatge ; danced by Veronica Tennant and Kevin Pugh ; singer, Janice Taylor ; pianist, Gloria Saarinen.
Giselle: Act I daisy scene, mad scene / television recording ; choreography, Coralli, Perrot, Petipa ; music, Adolphe Adam ; design, Desmond Heeley ; danced by Veronica Tennant (Giselle), Frank Augustyn (Albrecht), Victoria Bertram (Berthe), Charles Kirby (Duke of Courland), Linda Maybarduk (Bathilde), Hazaros Surmeyan (Hilarion), with David Allan, Yolande Auger, Alexandra Auld, Todd Carter, Stephanie Landry, Craig Randolph.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8826
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5497 (former)
Topics
Tennant, Veronica
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Dancers -- Canada
Genres
two-dimensional moving image
Dance
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Biographies
Video
Notes
Statement of responsibility: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ; produced and directed by Carol Moore-Ede.
Creation/production credits: Assistant to the producer, Andrea Levine ; writer, Fiona McHugh ; musical director, George Crum ; sets, William Zaharuk ; lighting, Aylmer Wright.
Performers: Danced by Veronica Tennant, with Frank Augustyn, Anthony Dowell, Peter Schaufuss, Charles Kirby, Kevin Pugh, Tomas Schramek, Raymond Smith, and members of the National Ballet of Canada.
Performers: Interviewees (on camera): Veronica Tennant, Peter Schaufuss, Constantin Patsalas, Raymond Smith, Erik Bruhn, Tomas Schramek, Alexander Grant, Anthony Dowell.
Performers: Interviewees (voices only): William Littler, Stephen Godfrey, Betty Oliphant, Celia Franca.
Performers: Narrator: Harry Mannis.
Venue: Presented on the program Portraits.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (58 min.) :sd., col. with b&w sequences
Description
Profile of Veronica Tennant, prima ballerina of the National Ballet of Canada, focusing on her interpretations of several significant roles. Performance or rehearsal excerpts of each role are accompanied by commentaries by Tennant, her various partners, and choreographers, teachers, and dance critics. The program also touches upon key events in the ballerina's life: her early training in her native England; her studies at the National Ballet School in Canada; her marriage and the birth of her daughter; her knee injury, operation, and subsequent recovery. Tennant also discusses her partnerships with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, who do not perform in this program.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F828
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13530277
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2a03ca00-85b2-0135-2677-7d8b859a1b1f
Rights Statement
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  • 1982: Issued
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1982. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00c1f8fb-460d-4984-86cf-ca3ca544d437

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2017. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00c1f8fb-460d-4984-86cf-ca3ca544d437

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1982). Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/00c1f8fb-460d-4984-86cf-ca3ca544d437

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Veronica Tennant, a dancer of distinction