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Franca, Celia 1921-2007

Overview
Works: 88 works in 119 publications in 4 languages and 1,165 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Stories, plots, etc  Fairy tales  Portraits  Interviews  Filmed ballets  Biography  Musical films 
Roles: Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: GV1790.G5, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Celia Franca Publications about Celia Franca
Publications by  Celia Franca Publications by Celia Franca
posthumous Publications by Celia Franca, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Celia Franca
The ballet-student's primer : a concentrated guide for beginners of all ages by Kay Ambrose ( Book )
9 editions published between 1953 and 1988 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Ballet of Canada : a celebration by Ken Bell ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tchaikowsky's The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Nureyev's adaptation of Petipa's ballet of the classic fairy tale
Giselle by Adolphe Adam ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Giselle, a peasant girl, who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another. Her spirit becomes one of the Wilis, the lost souls of young women who died betrayed in love
Beginners, please! A concentrated primer for ballet students of all ages by Kay Ambrose ( Book )
5 editions published between 1953 and 1957 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giselle The sleeping beauty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gisele: The romantic ballet tells the story of the peasant girl Geselle who goes mad with grief and dies upon learning that Albrecht, her peasant lover, has deceived her and is really a nobleman. The Sleeping Beauty: This spectacular version of the ballet classic is a feast for the eyes and ears with its brilliant performances, visually resplendent sets and costuming, and sumptuous Tchaikovsky score
The National Ballet of Canada = [souvenir program] Le Ballet National du Canada by National Ballet of Canada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Ballet of Canada ( Book )
2 editions published between 1956 and 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dancers' story the National Ballet of Canada ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on the history of the National Ballet of Canada, as seen through the dancers' eyes. The program opens with reminiscences by Celia Franca, the company's founder and first artistic director, filmed in St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto, the company's original home. Each decade of the company's history, from the 1950s to the 1990s, is represented by a group of dancers who joined during that time. They are depicted in the present day, practicing at the barre in St. Lawrence Hall, while archival footage and still photographs portray them in past performances, rehearsals, and classes. They discuss their experiences in the company: their artistic aspirations; their favorite ballets and roles; their working relationships with other dancers, choreographers, and company directors. Interspersed among these segments are excerpts of ballets performed by present-day company members. At the close of the program, artistic director James Kudelka is seen in the studio, working on the choreography for his ballet The contract with dancer Martine Lamy
National Ballet of Canada ( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sleeping beauty La belle au bois dormant ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Ballet of Canada, 1957-1958 by National Ballet of Canada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ballet voor beginners : een beknopte inleiding voor balletleerlingen van alle leeftijden by Kay Ambrose ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Souvenir program] 1961-62 season by National Ballet of Canada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romeo and Juliet a ballet after William Shakespeare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic ballet based on the tragedy by William Shakespeare. This recording won the Prix René Barthelemy in Monte Carlo
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1956 and 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their deaths thus destroying the evil power of the magician
Footnotes--the classics of ballet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Using as an example Kenneth MacMillan's ballet adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, dancer Frank Augustyn and others discuss the story's timelessness and universality, and the dramatic challenges it offers the dancers. They praise the evocative power of Sergey Prokofiev's score, used by MacMillan and other choreographers, and note the importance of partnering in creating a sense of the lovers' physical passion for one another. The concept of line in dancing is also discussed
The National Ballet Company of Canada ( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correspondence with Lillian Moore, 1964. (13 items) by National Ballet Guild of Canada ( )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Life & times. Veronica Tennant, Renaissance woman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Profile of Veronica Tennant, for many years a principal dancer of the National Ballet of Canada. In interviews and in readings at a recording session, Tennant describes her passionate quest for perfection as a dancer, which enabled her to surmount physical shortcomings and injuries. She recalls her early success as Juliet in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet; dancing opposite the Russian legends Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov; the new approach to performing she developed after the birth of her daughter; and her retirement from performing at the age of 43. Following her retirement, she has pursued a richly rewarding career as a producer and director of television dance specials, and received an Emmy award for her documentary Karen Kain: dancing in the moment. Among the many dance excerpts included in this documentary are excerpts from Tennant's performances in Romeo and Juliet [with Earl Kraul in 1965 and Raymond Smith in 1982], The sleeping beauty (with Nureyev), a rehearsal of La sylphide with Baryshnikov, and the adagio from Le corsaire pas de deux. Tennant is also seen teaching students at Canada's National Ballet School, and directing a dance film featuring dancer Peggy Baker and cellist Shauna Rolston
 
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Alternative Names
Franks, Celia 1921-2007
Languages
English (67)
Dutch (1)
Portuguese (1)
French (1)
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