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Explorations. An introduction to ballet

Author: Celia FrancaMarius PetipaLev IvanovAntony TudorJohn CrankoAll authors
Publisher: Canada : Canadian Broadcasting Corp., 1959.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Lecture-demonstration on classical ballet, including a brief history, demonstration of its basic movement vocabulary, and discussion of its special characteristics (pointe work, turnout). Examples of classical and contemporary choreography demonstrate the versatility and expressive potential of this technique.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Educational/cultural films and programs
Video
Named Person: Celia Franca; Lois Smith; David Adams; Lilian Jarvis; Earl Kraul
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Celia Franca; Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Antony Tudor; John Cranko; Grant Strate; George Crum; Daryl Duke; Tom Kelly
OCLC Number: 47761614
Notes: Accompanying data sheet gives telecast date as November 18, 1959.
Credits: Musical direction, George Crum ; sets, Charles Playfair ; lighting, Tom Kelly.
Performer(s): Speaker: Celia Franca, artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada.
Danced by members of the National Ballet of Canada: Lois Smith, David Adams, Lilian Jarvis, Earl Kraul.
Event notes: Telecast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the series Explorations on October 24 or November 18, 1959.
Description: 1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., b&w NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Dance excerpts (performed in rehearsal clothes): The sleeping beauty. Act III, grand pas de deux, adagio / choreography, Marius Petipa ; music, Peter Tchaikovsky ; danced by Lois Smith and David Adams --
Swan lake. Act III, Hungarian dance / music, Tchaikovsky ; danced by Lilian Jarvis and Earl Kraul --
Dark elegies / choreography, Antony Tudor ; music, Gustav Mahler ; danced by Lois Smith and David Adams --
Pineapple Poll / choreography, John Cranko ; music, Arthur Sullivan ; danced by Lilian Jarvis --
Ballad / choreography, Grant Strate ; music, Harry Somers ; danced by Lois Smith with Lilian Jarvis and Earl Kraul --
Swan lake. Act II pas de deux / danced under closing credits ; choreography after Lev Ivanov ; music, Tchaikovsky ; danced by Lois Smith and David Adams, and Lilian Jarvis and Earl Kraul.
Other Titles: Introduction to ballet
Responsibility: a CBC Television production ; produced by Daryl Duke.

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Lecture-demonstration on classical ballet, including a brief history, demonstration of its basic movement vocabulary, and discussion of its special characteristics (pointe work, turnout). Examples of classical and contemporary choreography demonstrate the versatility and expressive potential of this technique.

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