Skyline. Nureyev on NijinskyAdditional title: Nureyev on NijinskyAdditional title: Spectre de la rose (Choreographic work : Fokine)Additional title: Afternoon of a faun (Choreographic work : Nijinsky)Additional title: Petrouchka (Choreographic work : Fokine)Additional title: Skyline (Television program)
NamesFokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Dancer)Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950 (Choreographer)Ardolino, Emile (Interviewer)Joffrey, Robert (Associated name)Gehm, Charlene (Dancer)Jackson, Denise (Dancer)Holder, Christian (Dancer)Heeley, David (Producer)Heeley, David (Director)Joffrey Ballet (Performer)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
Rudolf Nureyev Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-03-15Place: New York, N.YPublisher: WNET
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 5363Shelf locator: *MGZIA 4-4001 RNC (former)
TopicsNijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
GenresTelevision programsTelevision interviewsFilmed dance
NotesCreation/production credits: WNET, New York ; produced and directed by David Heeley. Executive producer, Patricia Sides.Content: Accompanied by data sheet.Content: Another copy of this recording is catalogued under the title Nureyev on Nijinsky (classmark: *MGZIC 9-104).Content: Skyline episode #214.Performers: Host: Emile Ardolino. Interviewee: Rudolf Nureyev.Performers: Danced by Rudolf Nureyev and members of the Joffrey Ballet: Charlene Gehm, Denise Jackson, Christian Holder. Also appearing briefly on camera: Robert Joffrey, Rouben Ter-Arutunian.Venue: Recorded on March 15, 1979. Telecast by WNET, New York, on the Skyline series on March 20, 1979.Date: Copyright 1979.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionIn an interview interspersed with rehearsal footage taped in the studios of City Center, Rudolf Nureyev discusses the reconstruction and performance of three ballets originally danced by Vaslav Nijinsky, to be presented by Nureyev and the Joffrey Ballet on a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of Serge Diaghilev's death. Nureyev had previously danced the title roles in Michel Fokine's Spectre de la rose and Petrouchka, but was performing Nijinsky's choreography for L'après-midi d'un faune for the first time. He describes sources he drew upon for each ballet, among them Nijinsky's photographs in the roles, and the expertise of individuals (Nicholas Beriosoff and André Eglevsky, via Mikhail Baryshnikov, for Spectre; Serge Grigoriev and Lubov Tchernicheva for Petrouchka). He also discusses Nijinsky as a performer and choreographer, and his relationship with Diaghilev, which he likens to that of Petrouchka and the Charlatan. Nureyev is seen in a brief performance excerpt from Le spectre de la rose, and in longer rehearsal sequences, in practice clothes, from L'après-midi d'un faune (with Charlene Gehm as the leader of the nymphs) and Petrouchka (with Denise Jackson as the ballerina and Christian Holder as the blackamoor).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY00-F608NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14709033Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 077b11a0-84ca-0134-97fd-00505686a51c
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