Les enfants de la danseAdditional title: Bayadère (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)Additional title: Deux pigeons (Choreographic work : Aveline after Mérante)Additional title: Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Petit)Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Alonso, Alicia after Petipa, M)Additional title: Graduation ball (Choreographic work : Lichine)
NamesBessy, Claude, 1932- (Host)Golovine, Serge, 1924-1998 (Teacher)Piletta, Yasmine (Teacher)Grjebina, Irina 1907-1994 (Teacher)Moreau, Jacqueline (Teacher)Vu-An, Eric (Dancer)Pontois, Noëlla, 1943- (Dancer)Reverdy, Philippe (Speaker)Bart, Patrice (Interviewee)Sanders, Dirk (Director)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Choreographer)Alonso, Alicia, 1921- (Choreographer)Aveline, Albert (Choreographer)Lichine, David (Choreographer)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse (Dancer)Bessy, Claude, 1932- (Interviewee)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1988
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: Teachers spotlighted in demonstration classes are Serge Golovine (steps of elevation), Yasmine Piletta (mime), Irina Grjebina (character dance), and Jacqueline Moreau (pointe technique). Paris Opéra Ballet dancers Eric Vu An and Noella Pontois perform variations, demonstrate steps, and converse with Bessy and students. Bessy interviews former dancer Patrice Bart, who is now balletmaster at the Opéra. Pianist Philippe Reverdy discusses accompaniment for ballet classes. Dance excerpts depict Vu An in variations from La bayadère (chor: Rudolf Nureyev after Petipa; mus: Minkus), Pontois in the Sugarplum Fairy's variation from The nutcracker (chor: Roland Petit, mus: Tchaikovsky) and in Aurora's variation from Act I of The sleeping beauty (chor: Alicia Alonso after Petipa, mus: Tchaikovsky), and school performances of Les deux pigeons (chor: Albert Aveline after Mérante, mus: Messager) and Graduation ball (chor: David Lichine, mus: Strauss).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2757Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3377 cassette 4 (former)
TopicsOpéra de Paris. Ecole de danseDance -- Study and teachingBallet -- France
GenresFilmed danceMotion picturesDocumentary filmsInterviewsFilmed performances
NotesCo-produced by La Sept, Antenne 2, and Telmondis, with the participation of NHK Enterprises. In French. Director: Dirk Sanders.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (59 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionFour-part series on the École du Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris, hosted by its director, Claude Bessy. In addition to the school's teachers and students, the series depicts past and present principal dancers of the Paris Opéra Ballet, people in dance-related professions, and French dance luminaries. Interviews, performances, and demonstration classes provide a multifaceted view of the school's activities and achievements. The rest of the videos in this series can be found at *MGZIDF 2754, *MGZIDF 2755, and *MGZIDF 2756.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172394Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 86d0a540-9e84-0132-abc9-3c075448cc4b
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