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American Dance Festival: Introduction of Doris Humphrey
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composed by Wallingford Riegger, 1885-1961; choreographed by Doris Humphrey, 1895-1958; designed by Betty Williams; performed by American Dance Festival Repertory Company (American Dance Festival, 1978), 2 mins
Doris Humphrey’s modern dance classic of affirmation was choreographed in 1935 and features Linda Tarney and Peter Woodin. Filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972, the first film is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a record version of the same performance showing the entire stage.
composed by Wallingford Riegger, 1885-1961; choreographed by Doris Humphrey, 1895-1958; designed by Betty Williams; performed by American Dance Festival Repertory Company (American Dance Festival, 1978), 2 mins
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Ballet Boyz: Rise and Fall
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choreographed by Russell Maliphant, 1961-; produced by Nikki Weston, fl. 2005; performed by Michael Nunn, 1967-, Sylvie Guillem, 1965- and William Trevitt, 1970-, in Ballet Boyz: Rise and Fall (Digital Classics Distribution), 50 mins
A great quartet in residence at a packed Sadler's Wells – three dancers (Sylvie Guillem, Michael Nunn, William Trevitt) and a choreographer, all at the top of their world-class game. Russell Maliphant's choreography is a dense mixture of influences from ballet to martial forms. As the dance builds, the thread of...
choreographed by Russell Maliphant, 1961-; produced by Nikki Weston, fl. 2005; performed by Michael Nunn, 1967-, Sylvie Guillem, 1965- and William Trevitt, 1970-, in Ballet Boyz: Rise and Fall (Digital Classics Distribution), 50 mins
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La Cathédrale Engloutie
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directed by Hans Hulscher, fl. 1984; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; designed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-, Jiří Kylián, 1947-; performed by Eric McCullough, Nils Christe, Karen Tims and Jeanne Solan, fl. 1982, Nederlands Dans Theater, in Jiří Kylián's Car Men and Other Ballets (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 22 mins
This is a performance of La Cathedrale Engloutie, performed by Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT I) and choreographed by Jiri Kylian.
directed by Hans Hulscher, fl. 1984; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; designed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-, Jiří Kylián, 1947-; performed by Eric McCullough, Nils Christe, Karen Tims and Jeanne Solan, fl. 1982, Nederlands Dans Theater, in Jiří Kylián's Car Men and Other Ballets (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 2006), 22 mins
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney, Muriel Cohan
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directed by Ann Kelly; choreographed by Muriel Cohan; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Muriel Cohan, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1993), 28 mins
Muriel Cohan, now on the dance faculty at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, reminisces about her early dance career in Philadelphia, where she studied and performed with modern dancer Meli Kaye. She recalls her work with Mary Anthony and her dance company in New York, where she performed in Anthony's T...
directed by Ann Kelly; choreographed by Muriel Cohan; produced by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; interview by Billie Mahoney, 1927-; performed by Billie Mahoney, 1927- and Muriel Cohan, in Dance On with Billie Mahoney (Kansas City, MO: Dance On Video, 1993), 28 mins
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Falling Angels
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directed by Hans Hulscher, fl. 1984; conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; designed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; produced by George Van Breemen, 1972-; performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) and Nederlands Dans Theater, in Jiří Kylián's black & white ballets (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1996), 15 mins
This is a performance of Falling Angels, performed by Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT I) and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker), and choreographed by Jiri Kylian.
directed by Hans Hulscher, fl. 1984; conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1908-1989; choreographed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; designed by Jiří Kylián, 1947-; produced by George Van Breemen, 1972-; performed by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) and Nederlands Dans Theater, in Jiří Kylián's black & white ballets (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1996), 15 mins
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Five Brahms Waltzes in the manner of Isadora Duncan
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 11 mins
Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this disc reflects the breadth of his sophisticated, elegant and widely popular style. Les Patineurs evokes the Edwardian skating rink, with all its youthful charm...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 11 mins
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Flickers: Full Stage
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composed by Lionel Nowak, 1911-1994; choreographed by Charles Weidman, 1901-1975; designed by Charles Weidman, 1901-1975, Thomas Skelton, 1927-1994; performed by Marc Stevens, Nina Watt, Peter Woodin, Rael Lamb, Ted Striggles, Linda Tamay, Randall Faxon, Nancy Scher, Pamela Knisel, Dalienne Majors, fl. 1972, Debra Zalkind, Ann DeGange, Raymond Johnson, fl. 1978 and Ryland Jordan, American Dance Festival Repertory Company (American Dance Festival, 1978), 18 mins
A zany spoof of silent movie conventions and clichés choreographed in 1941 by Charles Weidman, the performance was directed by Weidman and filmed at the American Dance Festival in 1972. The first film on this tape is an edited version with close-ups and the second is a record version of the same performance showi...
composed by Lionel Nowak, 1911-1994; choreographed by Charles Weidman, 1901-1975; designed by Charles Weidman, 1901-1975, Thomas Skelton, 1927-1994; performed by Marc Stevens, Nina Watt, Peter Woodin, Rael Lamb, Ted Striggles, Linda Tamay, Randall Faxon, Nancy Scher, Pamela Knisel, Dalienne Majors, fl. 1972, Debra Zalkind, Ann DeGange, Raymond Johnson, fl. 1978 and Ryland Jordan, American Dance Festival Repertory Company (American Dance Festival, 1978), 18 mins
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Frank Bridge Variations
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directed by Jellie Dekker, 1950-; conducted by Ermanno Florio, 1954-; choreographed by Hans van Manen, 1932-; designed by Keso Dekker, 1946-, Keso Dekker, 1946-, Bert Dalhuysen; produced by George Van Breemen, 1972-; performed by Holland Symfonia and Dutch National Ballet, in Hans van Manen: Nederlands Dans Theater, HET Nationale Ballet (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 26 mins
This is a performance of Frank Bridge Variations, performed by Het Nationale Ballet (Dutch National Ballet), and choreographed by Hans van Manen to music by Benjamin Britten.
directed by Jellie Dekker, 1950-; conducted by Ermanno Florio, 1954-; choreographed by Hans van Manen, 1932-; designed by Keso Dekker, 1946-, Keso Dekker, 1946-, Bert Dalhuysen; produced by George Van Breemen, 1972-; performed by Holland Symfonia and Dutch National Ballet, in Hans van Manen: Nederlands Dans Theater, HET Nationale Ballet (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 2007), 26 mins
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Leçon de Tenebres
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directed by Dominique Delouche, 1931-; performed by Maya Plisetskaya, 1925-, in Leçon de Tenebres (Les Films du Prieuré, 1985), 5 mins
This performance features Maia Plissetskaia.
directed by Dominique Delouche, 1931-; performed by Maya Plisetskaya, 1925-, in Leçon de Tenebres (Les Films du Prieuré, 1985), 5 mins
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Limen
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directed by Margaret Williams; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Tatsuo Miyajima, Moritz Junge, Lucy Carter; produced by Margaret Williams; performed by Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson, 1976-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998 and Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma, Infra, Limen (Opus Arte, 2011), 29 mins
The diversity of Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet, for whom he is resident choreographer. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human b...
directed by Margaret Williams; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 1970-; designed by Tatsuo Miyajima, Moritz Junge, Lucy Carter; produced by Margaret Williams; performed by Steven McRae, fl. 2004, Eric Underwood, Edward Watson, 1976-, Sarah Lamb, fl. 1998 and Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Three Ballets by Wayne McGregor: Chroma, Infra, Limen (Opus Arte, 2011), 29 mins
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