The magic of dance, part IVAdditional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Bournonville)Additional title: Coppélia (Choreographic work : Petit)Additional title: Tales of Beatrix Potter (Choreographic work : Ashton)Additional title: Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work)Additional title: Sylphides (Choreographic work : Fokin)
NamesFonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Narrator)Hønningen, Mette (Dancer)Ryberg, Flemming (Dancer)Pericet, Ángel (Dancer)Pericet, Eloy (Dancer)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Dancer)Petit, Roland, 1924-2011 (Choreographer)Nagy, Ivan, 1943-2014 (Dancer)Morishita, Yōko, 1948- (Dancer)Porter, Marguerite (Dancer)Foy, Patricia (Producer)Guest, Ivor, 1920-2018 (Consultant)Bournonville, August, 1805-1879 (Choreographer)Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Choreographer)Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942 (Choreographer)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Host)Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991 (Dancer)Kongelige Danske ballet (Performer)Opéra de Paris. Ballet (Performer)Royal Ballet (Performer)British Broadcasting Corporation (Production company)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979Place: U.K.Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation
Table of ContentsMarie Taglioni and Filippo Taglioni discussed, showing Marie's birthplace in Stockholm (5 min.) -- La sylphide: opening scene (6 min.) / choreography, August Bournonville ; performed by Flemming Ryberg and Mette Hønningen -- Court Theatre and Museum, Copenhagen (7 min.); Fonteyn displays their collection of ballet slippers and pointe shoes of past ballerinas and talks about how the footwear evolved over the centuries -- La sylphide: Act II [excerpt] (3 min.) / choreography, Bournonville ; performed by Ryberg, Hønningen, and the Royal Danish Ballet -- About Fanny Elssler and Marie Taglioni at the Paris Opéra. -- Cachucha (3 min.) / performed by Angel and Eloy Pericet -- Tales of Beatrix Potter: The pigs' waltz (1 min.) / choreography, Frederick Ashton ; performed by the Royal Ballet -- The sleeping beauty: Act I waltz (5 min.) / performed by the Royal Ballet -- Commentary on Emma Livry's career and death with her gravesite and that of Théophile Gautier shown (5 min.) -- Coppélia: The doll's dance (4 min.) / choreographed and performed by Roland Petit -- Les sylphides (10 min.) / choreography, Michel Fokine ; music, Chopin ; performed by Margot Fonteyn, Ivan Nagy, Yoko Morishita, Marguerite Porter, and the Royal Ballet.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 7267Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-148 (former)
TopicsTaglioni, Marie, 1804-1884Taglioni, Filippo, 1777-1871Elssler, Fanny, 1810-1884Livry, Emma, 1841-1863Gautier, Théophile, 1811-1872Cachucha (Dance)Ballet -- History -- 19th centuryBallet slippers
GenresTelevision programsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: BBC-TV production in association with Time-Life TV and RM Productions, Munich ; producer, Patricia Foy.Content: Part IV: The romantic ballet.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionFourth in a six-part series that surveys the history of theatrical dance (non-chronological).
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY837013010-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12159794Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9247d8b0-7b8f-0135-bf0e-67a1943e9cc0
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