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Still life at the Penguin Cafe

Author: Jeremy IronsDavid BintleyKatya KrausovaKeith BeckettAndy HarriesAll authors
Publisher: [Germany] : Arthaus Musik, [2008?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This programme celebrates the music of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra which, in the words of Simon Jeffres caters for an audience "capable of enjoying Wilson Picket, Beethoven, the Rolling Stones, choral music from West Africa, Bach" and others. Includes both a ballet set to Jeffes's music, in performance with the Royal Ballet, and a documentary about the Orchestra.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Televised dance
Televised performances
Biographical television programs
Television programs
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Irons; David Bintley; Katya Krausova; Keith Beckett; Andy Harries; Paul Tickell; Simon Jeffes; Penguin Cafe Orchestra.; Royal Ballet.; Portobello Pictures (Firm); RM Arts (Firm); Thames Television, ltd.; London Weekend Television (Firm); Arthaus Musik (Firm)
OCLC Number: 212783601
Language Note: English, French, German or Spanish menu screens, with optional English, French, German or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was broadcast as part of the South Bank Show series ; lacks the original credits & introduction by Melvyn Bragg.
A documentary broadcast in 1987; copyright held by LWT, and a ballet broadcast in 1989.
Credits: Music by Simon Jeffes ; (Still life) introduction narrator, Jeremy Irons, Royal Ballet; cameraman, John Chapman ; editor, Graham Hutchings (Penguin Cafe Orchestra) cameramen, Dave Taylor, Phil Lofthouse ; editor, Graham Sisson ; edited & presented by Melvyn Bragg.
Performer(s): Penguin Cafe Orchestra; The Royal Ballet; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; conductor, Isaiah Jackson.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([23] p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: DVD, NTSC; region code 0, dual layer, 4:3 picture format; PCM stereo.
Other Titles: Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Still life at the Penguin Café (Choreographic work : Bintley)
Responsibility: choreography by David Bintley ; producer, Katya Krausova ; directed by Keith Beckett and David Bintley ; a Portobello production in association with RM Arts and Thames Television. The Penguin Cafe Orchestra / director, Andy Harries ; producer, Paul Tickell.

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This programme celebrates the music of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra which, in the words of Simon Jeffres caters for an audience "capable of enjoying Wilson Picket, Beethoven, the Rolling Stones, choral music from West Africa, Bach" and others. Includes both a ballet set to Jeffes's music, in performance with the Royal Ballet, and a documentary about the Orchestra.

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