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Shearer, Moira 1926-2006

Works: 117 works in 494 publications in 6 languages and 5,363 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Musical settings  Incidental music  Operas  Art music  Monologues (Music)  Televised operas  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Dancer, Interviewee, Costume designer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
106 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( visu )
52 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
Balletmaster : a dancer's view of George Balanchine by Moira Shearer( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
"We worked on until the ballet was complete. One prodigious technical hurdle followed another, and if I seemed to falter he simply said, 'Go on - go on. I know you can do it.' I began to believe in myself and found that I was performing everything he wanted, the dangerous slanting way, even the nearly impossible. It was an exhilarating experience. Had I not just been married and with my life about to take a completely new turn, I think I would have followed George Balanchine back across the Atlantic in the hope of joining his New York City Ballet. Instead we never met again. My debt to him is infinite, and this book about his life is my tribute." It was the spring of 1950 and Moira Shearer, the success of the famous ballet movie The Red Shoes recently behind her, was learning the lead role in Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, his first choreographic contribution to Covent Garden. It was their sole encounter, but the sheer force and élan of Balanchine's personality, technique and genius held the young ballerina in total thrall from that day to this. As Moira Shearer observed his works over the years, she determined to set down Balanchine's extraordinary career and tempestuous life from a dancer's perspective. She researched his Russian youth, and the dazzling Diaghilev and continental years. She talked with key colleagues, ex-wives and impresarios as living background to her account of his hard-won triumphs with the New York City Ballet as the most innovative and important choreographer of this century. The story of Balanchine's life is here is full, the romantic destructiveness and willfulness along with the genius, but it is informal and distillate rather than compendious. Its warm, intelligent and seamless narrative, its eloquence as expert homage from one artist to another and its lively assessment of the elements that fueled Balanchine's extraordinary talent are sure to earn this book a lasting place on the shelves of anyone who cares about dance and about the cultural history of our turbulent century. -- from dust jacket
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1954 and 1955 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Black tights by Maurice Chevalier( visu )
16 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Presents four ballets by choreographer Roland Petit, set against the sights of Paris
Black tights : from the ballets of Paris of Roland Petit ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Four ballets by choreographer Roland Petit and the Ballets de Paris company staged for the camera: La croqueuse de diamants, Cyrano de Bergerac, Deuil en 24 heures, and Carmen
Ellen Terry by Moira Shearer( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
The story of three loves ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
This film explores relationships--from the whimsical to the dramatic--recalled by passengers aboard a sleek ocean liner. In the first story, an impresario loses his heart to a lovely ballerina with tragic results. Next, an elderly enchantress uses magic to help a naive governess find romance. Finally, a trapeze artist who was responsible for the death of his last partner trains a new one, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past
A simple man : inspired by the life and works of L. S. Lowry by Gillian Lynne( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A ballet in seven scenes commissioned by the BBC for television broadcast during the centennial celebration of L.S. Lowry's birth in 1987
Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A romatic tale of love gone astray and an indictment of the British class system, as demonstrated by the familiar topic of the village beauty seduced by the local squire
Le voyeur by Michael Powell( visu )
15 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Mark Lewis, un jeune cinéaste hanté par la peur, filme l'agonie de ses victimes, qu'il attire dans son studio. Mark se lie d'amitié avec helen, sa voisine. Celle-ci apprend l'effroyable secret du cinéaste, tandis que la police découvre l'identité du coupable. Acculé, dans un accès de démence, Mark filme sa propre mort devant les yeux d'Helen
Moira Shearer by Hugh Fisher( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Black tights : from the ballets of Roland Petit ( visu )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Presents four ballets choreographed by Roland Petit. Includes Petit's version of Carmen
Las zapatillas rojas The red shoes ( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Una joven bailarina de ballet se debate entre dos hombres: un compositor con el que mantiene un romance y un autoritario empresario que la obliga a abandonar a su amante a causa de su carrera, una decisión que tendrá consecuencias
Peeping Tom Augen der Angst ( visu )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in German and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Der unscheinbare Kameramann Mark Lewis wird von seinen Kollegen geschätzt. Niemand ahnt, daß er als Kind von seinem Vater, der die Psychologie der Angst erforschte, für wissenschaftliche Zwecke mißbraucht wurde: Der Wissenschaftler pflegte seinen Sohn aufzuwecken, indem er ihm mit einem hellen Licht ins Gesicht leuchtete und seine erschrockene Reaktion mit einer Kamera festhielt. Jahre später führt Mark ein mörderischen Doppelleben: Er lädt ahnungslose junge Frauen in sein Appartement ein, um mit der Kamera ihre Todesangst einzufangen. Während er sein Objektiv auf die verzerrten Gesichter richtet, lässt er ein in das Stativ eingebautes Messer an ihre Kehlen fahren. Nur für seine Nachbarin Helen hegt Mark liebevolle Gefühle ... Quelle: prisma-online
Black tights : an original soundtrack recording by Roland Petit( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1962 in No Linguistic Content and held by 16 libraries worldwide
The Pension Schemes (Categories) Regulations 2005 and the Occupational Pension Schemes (Trust Exemption) Regulations 2005 by Moira Shearer( Book )
8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Les chaussons rouges by Michael Powell( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Une danseuse inconnue est découverte par un célèbre impresario qui en fait la vedette d'un ballet créé pour elle, Les Chaussons rouges. Il lui demande de sacrifier à sa carrière son amour pour un jeune compositeur
El fotógrafo del pánico Peeping Tom ( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Bohem interpreta a un psicópata que fotografía a sus víctimas mientras mueren, un fotógrafo poseído por la alucinación y marcado por su infancia. Su padre, un científico obsesionado por estudiar las reacciones infantiles ante el miedo, destrozó su psiquis y le convirtió en un adulto acomplejado y afectado por una demencia demoníaca. El personaje necesita matar y fijar en imágenes el terror que sienten sus víctimas. Por eso ejerce la profesión de fotógrafo, para encubrir sus planes y poder satisfacer sus afanes morbosos sin suscitar sospechas
Interview with Moira Shearer by Moira Shearer( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Disc 1, 08/29/1976 (ca. 48 min.). [Begins abruptly.] Moira Shearer speaks with Dale Harris about her early dance training, in Africa and in London at Nicholas [Nikolaĭ Gustavovich] Legat's school; the sacrifices she made in order to focus on ballet; an anecdote about how she came to study at Legat's school; the Russian style of ballet she had learned compared with the Italian style of the Sadler's Wells Company [Sadler's Wells Ballet]; Violetta Evin [Prokhorova], including her dancing in George Balanchine's work Ballet imperial; Ninette De Valois and the manner in which she directed the Company; Shearer's artistic conflicts with De Valois, in particular De Valois's insistence that she not change any steps; changes Shearer made when dancing in Michel Fokine's Les sylphides and in The sleeping beauty; speaking with Tamara Karsavina as part of her preparation for dancing Giselle, the changes she incorporated as a result, and De Valois's reaction; Beryl Grey; more on De Valois's management of the Company, in particular after its move to Covent Garden; her suspicion of dancers who left temporarily to dance in other companies [ends abruptly]
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Alternative Names
King, Moira
King, Moira 1926-2006
Moira Shearer attrice scozzese
Moira Shearer britische Tänzerin und Schauspielerin
Moira Shearer britisk skodespelar
Moira Shearer britisk skuespiller
Moira Shearer Brits actrice (1926-2006)
Moira Shearer brittisk skådespelare
Moira Shearer danseuse de ballet, actrice de cinéma et de théâtre
Moira Shearerová
Мойра Ширер британська балерина та акторка
Ширер, Мойра
מוירה שירר
مويرا شيرر
English (256)
Spanish (23)
German (12)
French (5)
Chinese (2)
Russian (1)
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