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Inspired by Bach. / Vol. 2, [Cello suites no. 3 & 4]

Author: Yo-Yo MaNiv FichmanBarbara Willis SweeteMark MorrisAtom EgoyanAll authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Sony Classical, [2000]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : CD for computer : Interactive multimedia : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : English
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Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaborations with choreographer Mark Morris and filmmaker Atom Egoyan, each involving one of Bach's six unaccompanied Cello suites.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Excerpts
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Fiction
Material Type: Interactive multimedia, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yo-Yo Ma; Niv Fichman; Barbara Willis Sweete; Mark Morris; Atom Egoyan; Lori Singer; Don McKellar; George Sperdakos; David Hemblen; Tracy Wright; Jan Rubeš; Arsinée Khanjian; Johann Sebastian Bach; Mark Morris Dance Group.; Rhombus Media (Firm); Sony Classical (Firm)
ISBN: 0738919136 9780738919133
OCLC Number: 47188975
Language Note: English dialogue with optional French and German subtitles.
Notes: Falling down stairs originally produced in 1995; Sarabande originally produced in 1997.
DVD-ROM instructions in English, French, and German inserted in container.
Special features: film synopses, interviews with the directors, photo gallery.
Special DVD-ROM features: About Yo-Yo Ma; film notes; scores synchronized with sound recordings of Yo-Yo Ma playing excerpts from Bach's unaccompanied cello suites (Prelude from Suite #1; Allemande from Suite #2; Courante from Suite #3; Sarabande from Suite #4; Gavottes I & II from Suite #5; Gigue from Suite #6); program notes for Bach's unaccompanied cello suites by Peter Stone.
Credits: Falling down stairs: director of photography, Milan Podsedly ; editor, David New.
Sarabande: director of photography, Norayr Kasper ; editor, David Wharnsby.
Cast: Sarabande: Yo-Yo Ma, Lori Singer, Don McKellar, George Sperdakos, David Hemblen, Tracy Wright, Jan Rubeš, Arsinée Khanjian.
Performer(s): Falling down stairs: Yo-Yo Ma, host, violoncello ; Mark Morris Dance Group.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; 4:3 aspect ratio (letterboxed); Dolby digital stereo; PCM stereo.; Minimum PC system requirements for access to DVD-ROM features (note: Windows and MAC compatible): Pentium PC compatible computer; 16 MB RAM; Microsoft Windows 95; Quicktime 3.0 (included); web browser (e.g., Netscape Navigator 4.0, Internet Explorer 5.0); 640 x 480, 256 (8 bit) display; double speed or faster multi-session CD-ROM drive with enhanced CD compatible firmware; 16 bit sound card; internet connection.
Contents: Falling down stairs / directed by Barbara Willis Sweete ; choreography, Mark Morris (1995, 55 min.) --
Sarabande / written and directed by Atom Egoyan (1997, 56 min.).
Other Titles: Falling down stairs.
Yo-Yo Ma, inspired by Bach.
Sarabande (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Sony Classical ; original creative concept, Yo-Yo Ma ; producer, Niv Fichman ; produced by Rhombus Media.

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Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaborations with choreographer Mark Morris and filmmaker Atom Egoyan, each involving one of Bach's six unaccompanied Cello suites.

Falling down stairs: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma embarks on an intense year-long collaboration with choreographer Mark Morris, which culminates in a performance, conceived especially for film, of J.S. Bach's 3rd suite for unaccompanied cello as interpreted by Yo-Yo Ma and the 14-member Mark Morris Dance Group. The film follows Mark and Yo-Yo from city to city, documenting their collaborations with intimacy, humour and candor. We see the first meeting of Mark and Yo-Yo as they set down the rules of this most unusual creative experiment; we see Mark struggling to overcome a creative block as he builds new choreography; we see his dancers run through sections of the suite while Yo-Yo accompanies them on cello; we see Mark conduct Yo-Yo while the latter makes a recording of the suite for compact disc; and finally, we witness the pay-off as Yo-Yo and the dancers perform the suite exclusively for and with the camera--Adapted from the Mark Morris Dance Group web site.

Sarabande: "Yo-Yo Ma (playing himself) arrives in Toronto, amidst a certain amount of confusion, to perform in concert and teach a master class. In various time frames, parallel story lines develop involving a dying physician, the young female doctor taking over his practice, the old doctor's real estate agent, her boyfriend, Yo-Yo Ma, and his limosine driver. The characters come into contact with Bach's suite at various times and under different circumstances. All of them experience an emotional transformation, related to the depth of their relationship with the music and each other"--The Egoyan nucleus : web guide to Atom Egoyan.

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