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How ballet began

Author: Peter BrinsonDavid BlairMarjory RuseNicholas FergusonThames Television, ltd.All authors
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Media Guild, [1972?]
Series: Ballet for all, programme 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First of a seven part series produced in the early 1970's to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of ballet through a study of its development and history.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Brinson; David Blair; Marjory Ruse; Nicholas Ferguson; Thames Television, ltd.; Royal Ballet.; Media Guild.
OCLC Number: 37649970
Notes: "Licensed for public performance"--Cassette label.
Credits: Producer, Marjory Ruse ; director, Nicholas Ferguson ; historical choregrapher, Mary Skeaping ; designer, Neville Greene ; musical associate and principal pianist, Philip Gammon.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Blair ; featured dancers from the Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden-- Doreen Wells, David Wall, Patricia Ruanne, Kerrison Cooke, Anthony Rudenko, Sven Bradshaw, Jacqueline Lansley, Alison Howard, Oliver Symons, Marion Tait, Anthony Molyneux, and Douglass Nottage.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 27 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Dance excerpts: --
Sleeping beauty. Grand pas de deux (last part of adagio) / choreography, Marius Petipa (danced by Doreen Wells and David Wall) --
Concerto. Excerpt from duet / choreography, Kenneth Macmillan ; music, Shostakovich (danced by Patricia Ruanne and Kerrison Cooke) --
Ballet royal de la nuit (1653) / music, Cambefort (danced by Sven Bradshaw (Louis XIV as the Sun)) --
The loves of Mars and Venus (1717) / choreography, John Weaver ; music, Henry Symonds (cast: Jacqueline Lansley (Venus), Oliver Symons (Vulcan), Sven Bradshaw (Mars), Alison Howard (Hour)) --
Les petits riens (1778) / choreography, Jean Georges Noverre ; music, Mozart ; (danced by Marion Tait (Shepherdess)) --
The return of springtime (1818) / libretto, Filippo Taglioni ; music, Cesare Bossi (danced by Marion Tait (Flora, a nymph)) --
Conservatoriet (1849) / choreography, August Bournonville ; staged by Elsa Marianne von Rosen ; music, Holger Paulli (danced by Anthony Molyneux (Auguste Vestris), Marion Tait, Alison Howard, Sven Bradshaw, and Anthony Rudenko).
Series Title: Ballet for all, programme 1.
Responsibility: Thames ; introduced by David Blair ; written by Peter Brinson.

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First of a seven part series produced in the early 1970's to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of ballet through a study of its development and history.

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