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Franca, Celia 1921-2007

Overview
Works: 94 works in 128 publications in 4 languages and 1,227 library holdings
Genres: Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary films  Televised ballets  Drama  Filmed dance  Filmed performances  Nonfiction television programs  Music videos 
Roles: Interviewee, Contributor, Author, Speaker
Classifications: GV1788, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Celia Franca
The National Ballet of Canada : a celebration by Ken Bell( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikowsky's The sleeping beauty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Nureyev's adaptation of Petipa's ballet of the classic fairy tale
Footnotes : the Classics of Ballet( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Footnotes: The Classics of Ballet is about Romeo and Juliet. 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
Footnotes : the Classics of Ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Footnotes: The Classics of Ballet is about La Bayadere. La Bayadère is based on an ancient Indian poem, Sakuntala, the story concerns Nikia's love for Solor, who loves her in return, and Solor's obligation to wed Gamzatti. Gamzatti murders her rival and the inconsolable Solor envisions Nikia inviting him to join her in the Kingdom of the Shades. Excerpts from performances by the Kirov Ballet are shown
Footnotes : the Classics of Ballet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Footnotes: The Classics of Ballet is about the Nutcracker. Dancer Frank Augustyn and others begin by examining some reasons why dancers dislike The nutcracker: its weak scenario, lack of dramatic characterization, ubiquitousness at Christmastime, and the sense that it shares in the modern-day commercialization of Christmas. They argue the pros and cons of new versions of the ballet, many of which attempt to give psychological relevance to the story. They conclude by acknowledging the ballet's perennial appeal, much of which derives from Tchaikovsky's score and the powerful response it creates in the dancer. Excerpts from a performance of Yuri Grigorovich's version of the ballet illustrate the discussion
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

3 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giselle, a simple peasant girl driven to madness and death through an unhappy love, becomes a ghost ordered to destroy the man who betrayed her, yet seeks to sustain him because of her undying love
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a peasant girl (Giselle) who goes mad and dies of a broken heart when she discovers that her beloved is a nobleman betrothed to another
The National Ballet of Canada = [souvenir program] Le Ballet National du Canada by National Ballet of Canada( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1966 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The Dancers' Story : the National Ballet of Canada( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 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, 1957-1958 by National Ballet of Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 3 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
Sleeping beauty by Norman Campbell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, a whole kingdom took time out for a 100-year snooze. A beautiful baby princess is cursed by a wicked fairy. She will grow up, only to prick her finger and die. Thanks to her fairy godmother, the spell is changed so that she will only sleep, until awakened by love's first kiss. All pins and needles in the kingdom are destroyed, but at the age of twenty, she pricks her finger on a spindle and immediately falls into a trance. The whole kingdom joins her and time stands still. One hundred years later, a handsome prince enters the vine entangled castle, kisses Beauty, and the entire kingdom awakens and rejoices. Animated
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

Swan lake( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 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

Baryshnikov( Visual )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary on dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, recorded soon after he defected to the West in Toronto. The narration draws parallels between the ballet La sylphide and Baryshnikov's real-life decision to leave the material security of the Soviet ballet world for the artistic adventures and challenges represented by the West. Performances recorded prior to his defection show him dancing variations from Don Quixote and The sleeping beauty, Act III. Following his defection, he is seen with members of the National Ballet of Canada in company class, taught by balletmistress Joanne Nisbet, and in rehearsals for La sylphide, supervised by Celia Franca. Performance excerpts recorded for television depict scenes from Acts I and II of La sylphide. Speaking through an interpreter, Baryshnikov discusses his life and training in Russia, his reasons for and feelings about his defection, the symbolism of La sylphide, and dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Valery Panov, whose defections preceded his
Doenca de Kawasaki na infancia by Sheila Knupp Feitosa de Oliveira( )

1 edition published in 1989 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Celia Franca Canadees choreografe (1921-2007)

Celia Franca Founder and Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Celia Franca kanadische Choreographin, Balletttänzerin und -lehrerin

Franks, Celia 1921-2007

Франка, Силия

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