To seek perfection: honouring 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada Additional title: Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Cranko)Additional title: Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
NamesFranca, Celia, 1921-2007 (Interviewee)Whitehead, Pearl (Interviewee)Tennant, Veronica (Interviewee)Oliphant, Betty, 1918-2004 (Interviewee)Harwood, Vanessa (Interviewee)Goodman, Edwin A. (Interviewee)Smith, Lois (Interviewee)Jarvis, Lilian (Interviewee)Leigh, Angela (Interviewee)Crum, George, 1926- (Interviewee)Grant, Alexander, 1925-2011 (Interviewee)Geddes, Lorna (Interviewee)Potts, Nadia (Interviewee)Augustyn, Frank (Interviewee)Kain, Karen (Interviewee)Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986 (Interviewee)Schramek, Tomas (Interviewee)Jago, Mary (Interviewee)Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)Levene, Sam (Producer)Levene, Sam (Director)National Ballet of Canada (Dancer)Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
National Ballet of Canada Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1976Place: CanadaPublisher: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 8825Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5496 (former)
TopicsNational Ballet of CanadaBallet -- Canada -- 20th centuryDance companies -- Canada
GenresTelevision programsFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviewsDance rehearsalsDocumentary filmsMotion pictures
NotesStatement of responsibility: a CBC Film Production ; produced and directed by Sam Levene.Creation/production credits: Photography, Kenneth W. Gregg ; film editing, Ronald Sanders.Performers: Interviewees: Celia Franca, Pearl (Mrs. R.B.) Whitehead, Veronica Tennant, Betty Oliphant, Vanessa Harwood, Eddie Goodman, Lois Smith, Lilian Jarvis, Angela Leigh, George Crum, Alexander Grant, Lorna Geddes, Nadia Potts, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, Erik Bruhn, Tomas Schramek, Mary Jago, Rudolf Nureyev.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (29 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionRetrospective of the first 25 years of the National Ballet of Canada, told in the words of a sampling of its founders, board members, dancers past and present, and guest artists and choreographers. Archival footage and photographs of the company's early rehearsals, tours, and performances are juxtaposed with scenes of its current principal dancers, seen in rehearsals of John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Frederick Ashton's La fille mal gardée, and the classics Coppélia and The sleeping beauty. Among the topics discussed are the company's formative years; touring and its role in popularizing ballet in Canada; and the contributions of various dancers, choreographers, and administrators (including Celia Franca, Alexander Grant, Erik Bruhn, and Rudolf Nureyev).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY97-F526NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13303679Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4438e4e0-85b1-0135-a840-0f364bf4badf
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