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North, Robert 1945-

Works: 65 works in 101 publications in 6 languages and 986 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Filmed dance  Dance films  History  Short films  Filmed performances  Cultural television programs  Television programs  Interviews  Documentary films 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Author
Classifications: GV1786,
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Dance Theatre of Harlem by Dance Theatre of Harlem( visu )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Dazzling performances by the influential and creative all-black ballet company
Lonely town, lonely street ( visu )
3 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The musical and thematic basis for choreographer Christopher Bruce's ballet "Intimate Pages" was the String Quartet No. 2 by the Czech composer . Indeed, Bruce even borrowed the quartet's title for his choreographed work. A victim of unrequited love, the composer wrote this delicate and finely crafted work in 1928, the last year of his life. For a little over a decade he had been corresponding with a young married woman he had met in 1917, having written in the intervening period over six hundred letters. The ballet conveys both the joy and the anguish expressed in the music. Robert North's jazz ballet "Lonely Town, Lonely Street", in which he himself takes part, is a passionate and energy-laden portrait of a lonely person in the big city. The work takes its title from the popular music of Bill Withers on which it is based, and from the stage design by Andrew Storer, whose set with fire escapes represents a rundown neighborhood in a North American metropolis. The titles of the compositions alone give an indication of the stage action: "Song for Guy", "Lonely Town, Lonely Street", "Another day to run", "Let me in your life", "I don't want you on my mind", "Who is he and what is he to you", "Ain't no sunshine when she's gone" and "You". Sergeant Early's Dream Woven into the musical accompaniment of English, Irish, and American folksongs, Christopher Bruce's dance work "Sergeant Early's Dream" tells a story of migration to the New World from the Old. The thoughts of the emigrants are filled with sadness as they give up their familiar surroundings, the family home, friends, and neighbors and ultimately their roots. Yet they discover that they carry within themselves their own culture, and it is this which gives them a sense of identity and belonging. Consequently the ballet - built around contrasts and marked rhythms - recurrently conjures up fleeting references to a past life: the folklore of the Old World and the harsh lives, the loves and the tragedies of the people they knew there. Christopher Bruce, one of the leading contemporary British choreographers, has very close ties to the Rambert Dance Company. He trained here, joined the company in 1963 and soon rose to prominence as one of its leading dancers. In 1969 he created the first of many ballets he has devised for the troupe's repertoire. From 1975 to 1979 he took a hand in directing the ensemble, later returning after a number years of freelance choreography to take up the position of artistic director in 1996
Three by Rambert by Christopher Bruce( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Running time 101mins. Features 'Lonely town, lonely street', 'Sergeant Earlys dream' and 'Intimate pages'
Rambert triple bill ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Three dances performed by Ballet Rambert, and recorded by Danmarks radio. Lonely Town is a jazz ballet portraying a lonely person in the big city, with songs by Bill Withers. Intimate Pages portrays Janacek unrequited passion for a younger woman. Sergeant Early's Dream (set to British, Irish, and American folk songs) tells a story of migration from the old world to the new
Troy game ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Created for London Contemporary Dance Theatre by Robert North in 1973. Troy Game is a dance for nine male dancers based on Brazilian macho competitions. The program begins with a warm-up class intercut with artistic director Robert Cohan's comments followed by the performance itself
Troy game ( visu )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in Undetermined and English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The Dance Theater of Harlem's birthplace was in a disused garage in Harlem, a black district of New York. Arthur Mitchell, the founder who still acts as its artistic director, set up the ballet school with the aim of giving black dancers the opportunity of sound training, as their skin color meant that they often encountered difficulties finding employment with existing companies which consisted mainly of white dancers. Since its humble beginnings in 1969 - it was founded shortly after the murder of Martin Luther King - the "Dance Theatre of Harlem" has attained worldwide status. Today the repertoire is performing a representative cross section from the history of artistic dancing. Alongside classics of the Russian school such as 'Swan Lake' and 'Sheherazade' are shown the successful neoclassical dance routines from the years following the First World War as well as works by contemporary choreographers
Purim Carmen ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in No Linguistic Content and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An evening with Ballet Rambert by Robert North( visu )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and Danish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Trois ballets modernes interprétés par la troupe "Ballet Rambert" fondée en Grande Bretagne en 1926. Chorégraphes: Christopher Bruce et Robert North. Ce sont: "Lonely town, lonely street", "Intimate pages" et "Sergeant early's dream."
Different steps three approaches to choreography by Ballet Rambert( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Highlights and contrasts the work of Ballet Rambert's three principal choreographers, Robert North, Richard Alston and Christopher Bruce
Dans Tanz = Dance = Danse by Rambert Dance Company( visu )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Three modern dances by the Rambert Dance Company
The magic of dance ( visu )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Third in a four-part series that surveys the history of ballet and dance. In Part 3, host Margot Fonteyn looks at some of the pioneers in dance and choreography who have experimented with new styles and new forms
Troy game ..., My brother my sisters ..., Adieu ... : [programme] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
An evening with Ballet Rambert three modern ballets : Lonely street, Intimate pages, Sergeant Early's dream ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Dance Theatre of Harlem (1989) ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Performances by the Dance Theatre of Harlem, America's first outstanding classical ballet company of black dancers.Created by Arthur Mitchell
Ostasien-Tournee [videorecording] ( visu )
in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Two-part documentary on the Stuttgart Ballet's tour of China and Japan in autumn 1987. The documentary begins with the company's preparations in Stuttgart, then follows the dancers through classes, rehearsals, performances, sightseeing, and post-performance parties in Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Cassette 1 includes footage of Chinese ballet students in Shanghai; cassette 2 includes excerpts from a Chinese dance performance that combines traditional and contemporary elements, and an interview of Marcia Haydée by Prince Takamoto. Haydée's pas de deux ENAS, which was premiered in Tokyo during this tour, is seen in rehearsal and performance
Slow dancing in the big city ( visu )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Drama about a young ballerina who learns, on the threshold of her Lincoln Center debut, that she has a rare illness
Troy-game: Excerpt ( visu )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Troy game (Videotape) ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
For my daughter (Videotape) ( visu )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The range of the guard by Rolf Garske( Article )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Robert North danzatore, coreografo e insegnante statunitense
Роберт Норт
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