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A portrait of Giselle

Author: Joseph Wishy; Muriel Balash; Faubion Bowers; Wishupon Productions.
Publisher: ©1982.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Within the framework of coaching Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson in the roles of Giselle and Albrecht, Anton Dolin tells the history of the ballet Giselle, outlines its story, discusses the many noted interpreters of the ballet, and talks with eight ballerinas about the role, their interpretations, etc. There is rare footage of a 1932 performance by Olga Spessivtzeva and Dolin, and other footage, covering most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Dance
Video
Named Person: Anton Dolin; Alicia Alonso; Yvette Chauviré; Carla Fracci; Tamara Karsavina; Natalia Makarova; Alicia Markova, Dame; Patricia McBride; Olga Spessivtzeva; Galina Sergeevna Ulanova; Helgi Tomasson; Cyril Atanassoff; Erik Bruhn; Rudolf Nureyev; Azariĭ Pliset︠s︡kiĭ; Alexander Godunov; Martha Johnson; Alicia Alonso; Cyril Atanassoff; Erik Bruhn; Yvette Chauviré; Anton Dolin; Carla Fracci; Alexander Godunov; Tamara Karsavina; Natalia Makarova; Alicia Markova, Dame; Patricia McBride; Rudolf Nureyev; Azariĭ Pliset︠s︡kiĭ; Olga Spessivtzeva; Helgi Tomasson; Galina Sergeevna Ulanova
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Wishy; Muriel Balash; Faubion Bowers; Wishupon Productions.
OCLC Number: 50016544
Language Note: In English; interviews with Galina Ulanova and Yvette Chauviré respectively in Russian and French, with simultaneous translation.
Notes: Licensed PBS recording.
Credits: Written by Faubion Bowers ; editing, Ruth Blakeslee ; executive producer, Jack Healy.
Performer(s): Narrator/interviewer: Sir Anton Dolin.
Interviewees (in order of appearance): Galina Ulanova, Alicia Markova, Alicia Alonso, Carla Fracci, Yvette Chauviré, Natalia Makarova, Olga Spessivtseva, Tamara Karsavina.
Pianist: Martha Johnson.
Event notes: Telecast on ARTS (Hearst/ABC) cable TV in 1982.
Description: 1 videocassette (98 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: ABC Video in association with Wishupon Productions ; conceived and produced by Joseph Wishy ; directed by Muriel Balash.

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Within the framework of coaching Patricia McBride and Helgi Tomasson in the roles of Giselle and Albrecht, Anton Dolin tells the history of the ballet Giselle, outlines its story, discusses the many noted interpreters of the ballet, and talks with eight ballerinas about the role, their interpretations, etc. There is rare footage of a 1932 performance by Olga Spessivtzeva and Dolin, and other footage, covering most of the ballet, by Alicia Alonso, Yvette Chauviré, Carla Fracci, Tamara Karsavina, Natalia Makarova, Alicia Markova, and Galina Ulanova. Their partners include Cyril Atanasoff, Erik Bruhn, Dolin, Alexander Godunov, Rudolf Nureyev, and Azari Plisetzky. Dancers whose performances are discussed include Pavlova, Vaganova, Preobrajenska, Oboukhoff, Nijinsky, Legat, Lifar, and John Gilpin.

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