Three Ballets: Peregrinata, Evolution, Oasi

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Three Ballets: Peregrinata, Evolution, Oasi
Additional title: Peregrinata, Evolution, Oasi
Additional title: Peregrinata (Choreographic work : McKenna)
Additional title: Evolution (Choreographic work : McKenna)
Additional title: Oasi (Choreographic work : McKenna)
McKenna, Shelagh (Choreographer)
McKenna, Shelagh (Dancer)
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 (Composer)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Eno, Brian, 1948- (Composer)
Jarre, Jean-Michel (Composer)
Gallie, Terry (Cinematographer)
Sampogna, Giovanni (Cinematographer)
Pine, Lila (Cinematographer)
Greco, Salvatore (Cinematographer)
Fowlek, Paul (Cinematographer)
Silverthorne, Janette (Dancer)
Vendetti, Rita (Dancer)
Castello, Deborah (Dancer)
Minten, Hedy (Dancer)
Coules, Tija (Dancer)
Wreda, Meredith (Dancer)
Corbett, Helen (Dancer)
Hooa, Anne Marie (Dancer)
Ho, Vivian (Dancer)
Danchuk, Stacey (Dancer)
Savail, Elaine (Dancer)
McTaggart, Michelle (Dancer)
Stephen, Bill (Dancer)
Reddick, Lorna (Dancer)
Philippe, Suzane (Dancer)
Delaney, Sean (Dancer)
Bienvenu, Andre (Dancer)
Bienvenu, Jean-Kyle (Dancer)
Macdonnell, Su-Yin (Dancer)
Radiohead (Musical group) (Composer)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2011 (Questionable)
Table of Contents
Peregrinata (10 min.). Section I, Lullaby [filmed at The Dance Gallery] / music, Franz Schubert ; music performed by Mischa Dichte ; cinematography, Terry Gallie ; dancers, Janette Silverthorne, Rita Vendetti, Deborah Castello, Hedy Minten -- Section II, Harvest of Sorrow [filmed at Rye Soundstage] / music, Sergei Rachmaninoff ; music performed by Suzanne Murphy, Scottish National Orchestra ; cinematography, Giovanni Sampogna, Lila Pine ; dancers, Tija Coules, Meredith Wreda -- Section III.
Evolution (7 min.). Section I, Slow Water [filmed at Rye Soundstage] / music created and performed by Brian Eno ; cinematography, Salvatore Greco ; dancers, Helen Corbett, Anne Marie Hooa (those who touch) ; Tija Coules, Vivian Ho, Shelagh McKenna (those who do not) -- Section II, Umbilica [filmed at Fairview Theatre] / music created and performed by Radiohead ; cinematography, Salvatore Greco ; dancers, Stacey Danchuk, Elaine Savail, Rita Vendetti, Deborah Castello (first predator) ; Michelle McTaggart, Bill Stephen, Lorna Reddick (second predator) ; Stephanie Milford, Shawn Essiambre (third predator) -- Section III, The Ark [filmed at Vancouver Light and Movement Productions] / music created and performed by Jean Michel Jarre ; cinematography, Paul Fowlek ; dancers, anonymous by request (despairing species) ; Suzane Philippe, Sean Delaney (human beings).
Oasi (14 min.) [filmed at The Kay Meek Centre] / music, Sergei Rachmaninoff (Piano Concerto, no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18) ; cinematography, Garth Fowlie ; dancers, Su-Yin Macdonnell, Andre Bienvenu, Jean-Kyle Bienvenu.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1252
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Title from original videocassette label ; additional credit information from Shelagh McKenna's production credits on
"Performed live, the first scene would be quite different. Each dancer would wear an illuminated, trailing white costume and would be grounded on one pointe, hanging from an overhead rail which was pulled from the wings." -- Shelagh McKenna statement on Vimeo regarding her work, Evolution.
Venue: Videotaped in various locations in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2011?
Acquisition: Gift; Shelagh McKenna; 2013.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videodisc (DVD) (31 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Perigrinata: three journeys in life: from need to nurture, from grief to acceptance, from fear to transcendence ; Evolution: the first touch in a primeval sea, the ruthless progress of cannibalistic predators, the sad parade of dying species.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 903591268
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20533141
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5e12420-9e81-0132-84c1-3c075448cc4b
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Three Ballets