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Steps of the ballet

Author: Alexander ShawMuir MathiesonAndrée HowardArthur BenjaminHugh StevensonAll authors
Publisher: U.K. : British Council, 1948.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documentary showing how a ballet is made, beginning with a brief demonstration of ballet steps, followed by rehearsal and backstage scenes, culminating in the performance of a ballet based on a story of a girl who must choose between three suitors.
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Dance
Documentaries and factual films and programs
Educational/cultural films and programs
Named Person: Robert Helpmann; Gerd Larsen; Alexander Grant; Gordon Hamilton; Elaine Fifield; Michael Boulton; Michael Bayston; Jeanne Artois; Peter Wright; Moyra Fraser; Lelia Russell; Joan Harris
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Shaw; Muir Mathieson; Andrée Howard; Arthur Benjamin; Hugh Stevenson; British Council.
OCLC Number: 36357056
Notes: To be viewed on handviewer only.
Credits: Photography, A.E. Jeakins ; editing, Jocelyn Jackson ; art direction, Scott MacGregor ; decor and costumes, Hugh Stevenson.
Performer(s): Narrator: Robert Helpmann.
Danced by Gerd Larsen and Alexander Grant, with Gordon Hamilton, Elaine Fifield, Michael Boulton, and Michael Bayston, Jeanne Artois, Peter Wright, Moyra Fraser, Lelia Russell, and corps de ballet ; ballet mistress, Joan Harris.
Music played by the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.
Description: 1 film reel (25 min., 902 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
Responsibility: Crown Film Unit ; a British Council film made by the Central Office of Information ; produced by Alexander Shaw ; directed by Muir Mathieson ; choreography by Andrée Howard ; music by Arthur Benjamin.

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Documentary showing how a ballet is made, beginning with a brief demonstration of ballet steps, followed by rehearsal and backstage scenes, culminating in the performance of a ballet based on a story of a girl who must choose between three suitors.

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