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Markova, Alicia Dame 1910-2004

Works: 273 works in 376 publications in 4 languages and 3,833 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Dance films  Historical films  Biography  History  Instructional films  Biographical films  Filmed dance  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Performer, Dancer, Former owner, Interviewee, Speaker, Commentator, Author of introduction
Classifications: GV1785.M3, 792.8028092
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Giselle and I by Alicia Markova( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Alicia Markova reconstructs George Balanchine's choreography for the role of the Nightingale, which she created in his ballet Le chant du rossignol (The song of the nightingale) for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1925. She begins by describing the action (based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen) as the music is played, then works intensively with dancer Iohna Loots on the nightingale's variation and pas de deux with Death, a role intended to be performed by a female dancer. Historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, who assisted in the reconstruction, appear briefly on camera
Balanchine in Paris( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Balanchine in Paris is the most recent film in the collection, Etoiles pour l'example, by the distinguished French film maker, Dominique Delouche. Throughout his life, the Russian-born choreographer, more usually associated with New York City Ballet which he founded with Lincoln Kirstein in 1934, kept close contact with France, the country where his first creations were staged and where he so nearly became the artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet. He would even choose French perfumes for each of his ballerinas and always insisted upon having a French ballerina in his company. In his film, two of these almost legendary figures, Violette Verdy and Ghislaine Thesmar, are shown coaching younger dancers at the Palais Garnier in Paris the roles that they themselves were taught by the great master, for nearly 30 of his works, including ballets created especially for the company, or re-staged for the French dancers, form part of the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet today. Indeed, the film opens with shots of Thesmar and Michael Denard interpreting the grand adage from the second movement of Le Palais de Cristal, created for the company in 1947, and now danced as Symphony in C, before superimposing shots of Isabelle Ciaravola and Hervé Moreau being coached in the same pas de deux by Ghislaine Thesmar herself."--Review by Patricia Boccadoro,
Markova, la legende( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Alicia Markova by Dominique Delouche
A portrait of Giselle by Faubion Bowers( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using on-camera interviews, archival film footage and stills, this film explores the ballet "Giselle." Sir Anton Dolin conducts interviews with some of the prima ballerinas who have danced "Giselle," discusses his experiences as Prince Albrecht and is shown instructing Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson in the roles. Among the dancers who reminisce about the ballet are Natalia Makarova, Yvette Chauviré, Alicia Alonso, Galina Ulanova, Alicia Markova, Carla Fracci, Olga Spessivtzeva and Tamara Karsavina
Alicia Markova, the legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating documentary on Alicia Markova, a former member of the Ballets Russes, and one of the co-founders of the English National Ballet. The great Alicia Markova evokes for Dominique Delouche, her life and roles within the Ballets Russes under Sergei Diaghilev's direction. Between 1925 and 1928, the young ballerina shared the stage with Karsavina, Pavlova, Sergueev, Egorova, Fokine or Spessivtseva, all exceptional dancers who left their mark on the British arstist. Following the death of Diaghilev in 1929, Markova returned to England where she worked with the famous choreographer Frederick Ashton, and then co-founded the Festival Ballet, now known as the English National Ballet. This documentary features the Étoiles and the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, to whom she teaches the great art of dancing
Les sylphides : ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ballet is choreographer Michel Fokine's new reading of his ballet created a few years before, Chopiniana, where he pays a tribute to the old days romantic ballets. The work does not follow a logical narrative progression, as Karsavina says in the introduction, it is a "Romantic reverie." The unique male dancer (John Field in this version) embodies a Poet. The corps de ballet and the three women soloists Alice Markova, Violetta Elvin and Svetlana Beriosova are intimately linked to the Russian Ballet and to Russia as a whole. Born in England, Alicia Markova was the youngest dancer of the Russian Ballet when she was hired in 1925, at age 14. With them, she performed in Les Sylphides and Giselle on every stage of the world. Violetta Elvin (born Prokhorova) was trained at the Bolshoi dancing school with which she performed before joining the Sadler's Wells Ballet in England in which she danced until the end of her career in 1956. Svetlana Beriosova was born in a family devoted to dance; her father was Nicholas Beriozoff, a dancer, a ballet master and a stage director who had worked in close collaboration with Fokine at the Ballet Russe in Monte Carlo at the end of the 1930s. Young Svetlana Beriosova studied with professors from Diaghilev's troop and she attended the Royal Ballet in the 1950s, where she became a much loved ballerina. Her performance of Lady Elgar in frederick Ashton's Enigma Varations in 1968 is unforgettable. The corps de ballet is one of the main element of Les Sylphides rehearsed with one of Diaghilev's dancers: Lydia Sokolova who collaborated with him for many years and received her Russian name Sokolova by Diaghilev himself, whereas she was born in England, under the name of Hilda Munnings. These images of the Sylphides are the first of the complete ballet from the BBC archives. It has to be remembered that in the 1950s, TV images were exclusively black and white and live recordings did not exist, studios were very small and cameras were heavy and cumbersome because of their numerous valves. The special effects and images fading into one another in the Sylphides presented here appear very archaic but they are still efficient today. The actors rehearsed especially for the screen -- the cameras dictated the placement of the corps de ballet and the soloists entrance. In the Sylphides for example, the dancers come and go in front of the camera which creates a feeling of intimacy with the artists that would be impossible on stage because of the orchestra pit. The name of the orchestra playing on this recording appears on no archive document but considering the credits mentioning conductor Eric Robinson, it was most likely the BBC Television Orchestra
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van het legendarische balletgezelschap
Les sylphides by Frédéric Chopin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les Sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era."--Container
Les sylphides( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These two exceptional studio performances represent some of the earliest filmed dance material from the BBC archives. Les sylphides, introduced by Tamara Karsavina, one of the founders of modern British ballet, and the 1958 performance of Giselle both feature stellar international casts embodying a bygone era"--Container
Guía del ballet( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Markova remembers by Alicia Markova( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chant du rossignol ballet en 1 acte extrait de l'opéra "Le rossignol( )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1929 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alicia Markova by Cyril W Beaumont( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of one heart : E. Cecchetti, 1850-1929( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 emperors and 1 nightingale and a ballet that was lost( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballet master George Balanchine worked with the composer Igor Stravinsky for the first time in the creation of the ballet 'The Song of the Nightingale' in 1925. In this project, they were supported by Serge Diaghilev's Les Ballets Russes, while the costumes and decors were made by the painter Henri Matisse. This co-operation ensured an exceptional performance that was innovative on all fronts. Almost everything of this spectacular ballet seemed to have been lost with the passage of time. However, thanks to conscientious research, a number of people were successful in reconstructing the ostensibly lost ballet. The memories of Dame Alicia Markova (90) in particular, the only dancer from Diaghilev's company still alive, were essential in this reconstruction. This documentary presents the ballet itself and outlines the motives and working methods of both the makers and the re-makers
Alicia Markova by Claude Baignères( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing for the dancer by Roy Strong( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Alicia Markova by Alicia Markova( )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassette 1. Ms. Markova discusses first meeting George Balanchine in 1924; Serge Diaghilev's desire to have her dance at age ten in Aurora's wedding; her early influences; Balanchine and Bronislava Nijinska; joining Diaghilev's company at age 14; the differences in classes taught by Astaf'eva Serafima, Nikolaĭ Legat, and Enrico Cecchetti; being coached in Swan lake by Mathilde Kchessinska; Balanchine re-choreographing the mime scene in Swan lake's act 2; Pierina Legnani's White act solo; dancing in Balanchine's L'enfant et les sortilèges and Rossignol [The song of the nightingale], and the difficulty of Stravinsky's music for the latter; dancing in the Monte Carlo opera ballet for Balanchine; Balanchine's changes in Nijinska's Aurora's wedding; Balanchine's early acrobatic choreography; and performing in Balanchine's La chatte
4 empereurs et 1 rossignol, et un ballet perdu by Wilbert Bank( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le film analyse le travail de reconstitution du ballet inspiré du conte d'Andersen "le chant du rossignol", créé en 1925 sur une musique d'Igor Stravinsky, par le chorégraphe Georges Balanchine. Ce travail a été effectué par deux danseurs anglais, qui l'ont monté en 1999 avec les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
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Markova : the legend : the authorised biography
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Alicia Markova bailarina británica

Alicia Markova Ballerina inglese, coreografa, direttrice ed insegnante di balletto classico

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Marks, Lillian Alicia 1910-2004

Алисия Маркова

Маркова, Алисия

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English (99)

French (12)

German (1)

Spanish (1)