Notes for The king's ballet master, a biography of Auguste Bournonville: Notes on the Bournonville Festival, 1979
NamesTerry, Walter (Creator)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-11
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-887
TopicsBournonville, August, 1805-1879Bournonville Festival (1979 : Copenhagen, Denmark)Kongelige Danske balletTriumph of death (Choreographic work : Flindt)Fjernt fra Danmark; eller Et Costumebal ombord (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Folkesagn (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Dance festivals
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by Walter Terry 1979 Copenhagen (Denmark)Funding: The conservation and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.Acquisition: Gift Walter TerryContent: Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 35 minutes). In preparation for writing a biography of August Bournonville, Walter Terry reads excerpts from Bournonville's autobiography, My theatre life, in which the choreographer describes how he created several of his ballets including the Flower festival in Genzano [Blomsterfesten i Genzano], Napoli, Far from Denmark [Fjernt fra Danmark; eller Et Costumebal ombord], Kermesse in Bruges [Kermessen i Brügge; eller De tre Gaver], A folk tale [Folkesagn], and La sylphide. Terry occasionally interpolates a brief comment.Content: Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 46 minutes). Walter Terry records his thoughts on the Royal Danish Ballet's Bournonville Festival, held in honor of the centenary of August Bournonville's death; he describes the company's [pre-Festival] performances of a number of Bournonville ballets including the Flower festival in Genzano [Blomsterfesten i Genzano], Life guards on Amager Point [sometimes referred to as The King's voluntary corps on Amager], Conservatoriet; and Kermesse in Bruges [Kermessen i Brügge; eller De tre Gaver]; an exhibition he saw on Bournonville and the Danish Royal Ballet [Kongelige Danske ballet]; his thoughts on a performance he saw of Fleming Flindt's The triumph of death; a dress rehearsal he saw of Bournonville's A folk tale [Folkesagn] as well as a performance of La sylphide; opening night of the Festival including a description of the performance he saw of Far from Denmark [Fjernt fra Danmark; eller Et Costumebal ombord]; a performance he saw of Napoli; other performances he saw [ends abruptly].
Physical DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr., 21 min.)Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by occasional extraneous noise and short gaps.
DescriptionWalter Terry, as part of his preparation for writing a biography of August Bournonville entitled: The King's ballet master: a biography of Denmark's August Bournonville (New York: Dodd, Mead Co., 1979), records himself reading out loud from (an English language translation of) Bournonville's autobiography, My theatre life (approximately 35 minutes.) In the second part of the recording, Terry records his thoughts on the Royal Danish Ballet's Bournonville Festival, in November 1979, in Copenhagen, Denmark (approximately 46 minutes).
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 84095530NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118775Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c02b39c0-796b-0136-1a53-0da87c72708d
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