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Title Dancer [videorecording] / a BBC-TV production in association with RM Arts ; directed by Derek Bailey ; produced by Derek Bailey and Julia Matheson.
Imprint U.K. : BBC-TV, c1984.
Location Call No. Status Message
 Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance  *MGZIA 4-5510    AVAILABLE  USE IN LIBRARY


Country of Producing Entity U.K.
Description 4 videocassettes (192 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Note This recording is a slightly abridged version of the series. Each of the four programs runs for ca. 48 min. rather than an hour, as in the original.
Segment titles and additional data from promotional brochure.
Credits Program consultant, Clement Crisp.
Performer [Host/interviewee:] Peter Schaufuss.
Summary Documentary on various aspects of the lives and careers of male ballet dancers. This series was first telecast by the BBC in the U.K. in October-November 1984.
Contents Cassette 1 (ca. 48 min.). A proper job. Discussion of the athletic and artistic challenges facing the male dancer ; training male dancers at the schools of the Royal Ballet, the Paris Opéra Ballet (including a class taught by Alexandre Kalioujny), and the Royal Danish Ballet. Interviewees: Barbara Fewster, Fernando Bujones, Maurice Béjart. Dance excerpts: Le corsaire / danced by Peter Schaufuss -- La ventana / chor., August Bournonville ; danced by Frank Andersen -- The sleeping beauty / danced by Anthony Dowell -- Enigma variations / chor., Frederick Ashton ; danced by Dowell -- Don Quixote pas de deux / danced by Schaufuss -- A song for you / danced by Patrick Dupond -- La ventana / danced by Bjarne Hecht -- Swan lake / danced by Fernando Bujones -- Oiseaux tristes / chor. and danced by Jean Guizerix -- Macbeth / chor. and danced by Vladimir Vasiliev -- Rite of spring / chor., Béjart ; danced by Ballet du XXe Siècle.
Cassette 2 (ca. 48 min.). Double work. Discussion of partnering (illustrated by partnering classes at the Royal Ballet School), traditional and contemporary roles of the male dancer, equality of the sexes in August Bournonville's choreography, notable partnerships. Dance excerpts: Spring waters / chor., Asaf Messerer ; danced by Desmond Kelly and Galina Samsova -- The sleeping beauty / danced by Peter Schaufuss and Antoinette Sibley -- Mayerling / chor., Kenneth MacMillan ; danced by David Wall and Wendy Ellis -- Kermesse in Bruges / chor., Bournonville ; danced by Schaufuss and Lis Jeppesen -- Giselle / danced by Ekaterina Maksimova and Vladimir Vasilʹev -- Grand pas classique / chor., Victor Gsovsky ; danced by Noëlla Pontois and Fernando Bujones -- Romeo and Juliet / chor., MacMillan ; danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev -- The loves of Franz [Les amours de Franz] / chor., Roland Petit ; danced by Dominique Khalfouni and Denys Ganio -- Agon / chor., George Balanchine ; danced by Allegra Kent and Arthur Mitchell.
Cassette 3 (ca. 48 min.). New moves. Discussion of five contemporary choreographers, who are seen rehearsing their works. Robert Cohan is also seen teaching company class to members of London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Interviewees: Kenneth MacMillan, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, Robert Cohan, Glen Tetley (voiceover only). Dance excerpts: La ventana / danced by Frank Andersen, Lis Jeppesen, and the Royal Danish Ballet -- Orpheus / chor., MacMillan ; danced in rehearsal by Schaufuss and Alessandra Ferri, and Stephen Jefferies and Jennifer Penney ; danced in performance by Schaufuss and Penney -- Notre-Dame de Paris / chor., Petit ; danced by Richard Cragun -- Mass for the future [Messe pour le temps futur] / chor., Béjart ; danced by Michel Gascard, Patrice Touron, Grazia Galante, and other members of the Ballet du XXe Siècle -- Class / chor., Cohan ; danced by Patrick Harding-Irmer and other members of London Contemporary Dance Theatre -- Sphinx / chor., Tetley ; danced by Schaufuss and Elisabetta Terabust.
Cassette 4 (ca. 48 min.). Peter Schaufuss in profile. Schaufuss is seen in his dual roles as dancer and producer in various countries ; this segment also includes views of company classes at the Royal Danish Ballet and Royal Ballet. Interviewees: Peter Schaufuss, Frank Schaufuss, Niels Bjørn Larsen, Kenneth MacMillan, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart. Dance excerpts: Don Quixote pas de deux / danced by Schaufuss and Elisabetta Terabust -- Napoli / chor., Schaufuss after Bournonville ; danced by the National Ballet of Canada -- The shepherdess and the chimney sweep / recorded for Danish television, 1960 ; chor., Harald Lander (?) ; danced by Schaufuss and unidentified ballerina -- two solos danced by Schaufuss, possibly Flower festival at Genzano and Le corsaire -- La fille mal gardée / chor., Frederick Ashton ; danced by Schaufuss with the Royal Ballet -- Orpheus / chor., MacMillan ; danced by Schaufuss and the Royal Ballet -- Phantom of the opera [Fantôme de l'Opéra] / chor., Petit ; danced by Schaufuss -- Song of the wayfarer [Chant du compagnon errant] / chor., Béjart ; danced in rehearsal by Schaufuss and Patrice Touron -- A folk tale / chor., Schaufuss after Bournonville ; danced in rehearsal by Schaufuss and Eva Evdokimova -- La sylphide / chor., Schaufuss after Bournonville ; danced by Schaufuss and Evdokimova ; followed by a brief speech by Dame Alicia Markova.
Subject Male dancers.
Ballet dancers -- Training of.
Dance schools.
Genre/Form Dance.
Documentaries and factual films and programs.
Local Subject Male dancing.
Partnering in dance.
Subject Pas de deux.
Local Subject Interpretation in dance performance.
Added Author Schaufuss, Peter. Host, choreographer, dancer Interviewee.
Fewster, Barbara. Interviewee.
Andersen, Frank, dancer
Dowell, Anthony, dancer
Kalioujny, Alexandre.
Dupond, Patrick, 1959- dancer
Hecht, Bjarne, dancer
Bujones, Fernando, 1955-2005, dancer Interviewee.
Guizerix, Jean, choreographer, dancer
Vasilʹev, Vladimir Viktorovich, 1940- choreographer, dancer
Kelly, Desmond, dancer
Samsova, Galina, dancer
Sibley, Antoinette, dancer
Wall, David, 1946- dancer
Ellis, Wendy, dancer
Jeppesen, Lis, dancer
Maksimova, Ekaterina, dancer
Pontois, Noëlla, 1943- dancer
Fonteyn, Margot, 1919-1991, dancer
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993, dancer
Khalfouni, Dominique, dancer
Ganio, Denys, dancer
Kent, Allegra, dancer
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- dancer
Ferri, Alessandra, dancer
Penney, Jennifer, dancer
Jefferies, Stephen, dancer
Cragun, Richard, dancer
Gascard, Michel, dancer
Touron, Patrice, dancer
Galante, Grazia, dancer
Harding-Irmer, Patrick, dancer
Terabust, Elisabetta, dancer
Schaufuss, Frank. Interviewee.
Larsen, Niels Bjørn, 1913-2003. Interviewee.
Evdokimova, Eva, 1948- dancer
Markova, Alicia, Dame, 1910-2004. Speaker.
Bailey, Derek. Producer. Director.
Matheson, Julia. Producer.
Crisp, Clement. Consultant.
Petipa, Marius, 1818-1910, choreographer
Bournonville, August, 1805-1879, choreographer
Brenaa, Hans, 1910-1988, choreographer
Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988, choreographer
Béjart, Maurice, choreographer Interviewee.
Messerer, Asaf, 1903- choreographer
MacMillan, Kenneth, choreographer Interviewee.
Gsovsky, Victor, 1902-1974, choreographer
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011, choreographer
Petit, Roland, 1924-2011. Interviewee.
Balanchine, George, choreographer
Cohan, Robert, choreographer Interviewee.
Tetley, Glen, choreographer Interviewee.
Royal Ballet. School.
Opéra de Paris. Ecole de danse.
Royal Danish Ballet School.
Kongelige Danske ballet.
Royal Ballet.
Ballet du XXe Siècle.
London Contemporary Dance Theatre.
National Ballet of Canada.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
RM Arts (Firm)
Added Title Corsair (Choreographic work) Pas de deux.
Ventana (Choreographic work : Brenaa and Schaufuss after Bournonville)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Ashton and Wright, Peter after Petipa, M)
Enigma variations (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Petipa, M) Pas de deux.
Swan lake (Choreographic work : Ivanov and Petipa, M)
Macbeth (Choreographic work : Vasil'ev)
Rite of spring (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Spring waters (Choreographic work : Messerer)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Petipa, M)
Mayerling (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Kermessen i Bruge; eller De tre Gaver (Choreographic work : Brenaa after Bournonville)
Giselle (Choreographic work)
Grand pas classique (Choreographic work : Gsovsky)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Amours de Franz (Choreographic work : Petit)
Agon (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Orpheus (Choreographic work : MacMillan)
Notre-Dame de Paris (Choreographic work : Petit, R)
Messe pour le temps futur (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Class (Choreographic work : Cohan)
Sphinx (Choreographic work : Tetley)
Napoli (Choreographic work : Schaufuss after Bournonville)
Fille mal gardée (Choreographic work : Ashton)
Fantôme de l'Opéra (Choreographic work : Petit)
Chant du compagnon errant (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Folkesagn (Choreographic work : Schaufuss after Bournonville)
Sylphide (Choreographic work : Schaufuss after Bournonville)
Call No. *MGZIA 4-5510
Research Call Number *MGZIA 4-5510