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Jacob's Pillow gala celebration

Author: Liz ThompsonBen VereenTed ShawnAugust BournonvilleClive ThompsonAll authors
Publisher: 1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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This program was presented for the opening night of the fiftieth season at Jacob's Pillow. After the performance of O brother sun and sister moon, Liz Thompson, director of Jacob's Pillow introduces the program. Thompson presents gifts honoring Edward Villella, Ben Vereen and Ben Sommers. A recording of Ted Shawn speaking about Edward Villella is played. Villella's gift is accepted in his place by Violette Verdy.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance
Video
Named Person: Edward Villella; Ben Vereen; Ben Sommers
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Thompson; Ben Vereen; Ted Shawn; August Bournonville; Clive Thompson; Frank Andersen; Dinna Bjørn; Annemarie Dybdal; Tommy Frishoi; Bjarne Hecht; Ib Jeppesen; Niels Kehlet; Eva Kloborg; Niels Bjørn Larsen; Flemming Ryberg; Lise Stripp; Anne-Marie Vessel; Arne Villumsen; Arlette Weinreich; Ottorino Respighi; Jess Meeker; Holger Paulli; Edvard Helsted; Michele Carafa; Giuseppe Verdi; Kongelige Danske ballet.; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.
OCLC Number: 84673238
Notes: Credits from accompanying house program.
Credits: All choreography for Royal Danish Ballet program by August Bournonville.
Performer(s): Performed by Clive Thompson and Soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet:
Event notes: Videotaped in performance in the Ted Shawn Theater, Jacob's Pillow, Becket, Mass., on June 29, 1982.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Contents: Cassette 1 (100 min.) --
Cassette 2 (31 min.) O brother sun and sister moon / choreography by Ted Shawn, staged by Barton Mumaw; music by Ottorino Respighi, live piano by Jess Meeker; performed by Clive Thompson (6 min.) --
Speech by Liz Thompson and presentation of honors (10 min.) --
Konservatoriet / music by H.S. Paulli; performed by Flemming Ryberg (Ballet master), Eva Kloborg (Elisa), Annemarie Dybdal (Victorine), and the company (18 min.) --
Pas de deux from Flower festival at Genzano / music by Edvard Helsted and H.S. Paulli; performed by Dinna Bjørn and Frank Andersen (9 min.) --
Presentation of honor to Ben Vereen and reading of telegram from Nancy Reagan (10 min.) --
Homage to Bournonville (excerpts from Paul and Virginie, Robert of Normandy, Pas de trois) / choreography reconstructed by Dinna Bjørn; performed by Dinna Bjørn, Annemarie Dybdal, Lise Stripp, Anne Marie Vessel, Arlette Weinreich, Arne Villumsen (18 min.) Gypsy solo from The troubadour / music by Giuseppe Verdi; performed by Eva Kloborg (2 min.) --
La Cracovienne / choreography by reconstructed and performed by Dinna Bjørn (4 min.) --
Pas de trois from Soldier and peasant / music by Michele Enrico Carafa; performed by Eva Kloborg, Anne Marie Vessel, Bjarne Hecht (7 min.) --
Pas de trois from King's guards on Amager / music by V.C. Holm; performed by Dinna Bjørn, Lise Stripp, Flemming Ryberg (7 min.) --
The street singer from Napoli / music by H.S. Paulli, Helsted and Gade; performed by Niels Bjørn Larsen, Tommy Frishøi (4 min.) --
Sailors reel from King's guards on Amager / music by V.C. Holm; performed by Tommy Frishøi, Niels Kehlet, Ib Jeppesen, Arlette Weinreich, Dinna Bjørn, Anne Marie Vessel, Annemarie Dybdal (3 min.) --
Presentation of Bournonville bust (7 min.) --
Pas de six and Tarantella from Napoli / music by H.S. Paulli; performed by the company (23 min.)
Other Titles: O brother sun and sister moon (Choreographic work : Shawn)
Conservatoriet (Choreographic work : Bournonville)
Blomsterfesten i Genzano (Choreographic work : Bournonville)
Cracovienne (Choreographic work : Bournonville after Mazilier)
Soldat og Bonde (Choreographic work : Bournonville)
Life guards on Amager Point (Choreographic work : Bournonville)
Napoli (Choreographic work : Bournonville)

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This program was presented for the opening night of the fiftieth season at Jacob's Pillow. After the performance of O brother sun and sister moon, Liz Thompson, director of Jacob's Pillow introduces the program. Thompson presents gifts honoring Edward Villella, Ben Vereen and Ben Sommers. A recording of Ted Shawn speaking about Edward Villella is played. Villella's gift is accepted in his place by Violette Verdy. After the performance of the pas de deux from Flower festival in Genzano, a spokesperson from the Royal Danish Ballet speaks about the Bournonville program and introduces some of the dancers. Ben Vereen, whose arrival was delayed, accepts his gift, and Liz Thompson reads a telegram from Nancy Reagan recognizing Jacob's Pillow's fiftieth season. At the beginning of the second cassette, before the performance of excerpts from Napoli, the spokesperson from the Royal Danish Ballet speaks about the company's connections with Jacob's Pillow and presents a bust of August Bournonville to Liz Thompson.

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