How much Ashton in this Sleeping Beauty
Posted 05 April 2006 - 04:54 PM
2 cassettes. 185 min. : sd. color NTSC. ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Note Telecast via satellite from Covent Garden, London by WNEW-TV on December 16, 1978. Produced by Metromedia Television, Channel 5 in cooperation with the BBC. Producer: Doris Bergman. Executive producer: Paul Noble. Director: Andrea Reiter. Spoken introductions by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan after Marius Petipa based on the version by Frederick Ashton and Nikolai Sergeev. Music: Peter Tchaikovsky. Sets and costumes: David Walker.
Performed by the Royal Ballet, London. Cast: Merle Park (Princess Aurora), David Wall (Prince Florimund), Monica Mason (Carabosse), Marguerite Porter (Lilac fairy), Jennifer Penney and Wayne Eagling (Bluebirds), Robert Jude (King Florestan), Rosalind Eyre (His Queen), Anita Young (White cat), Christopher Carr (Puss-in-boots), Wayne Sleep (Hop o' my thumb), Leslie Edwards (Cattalabutte). Conductor: Ashley Lawrence.
Contents CONTENTS. - Reel 1. Prologue, Act I and Act II. - Reel 2. Act III, The wedding.
Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:06 AM
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:53 AM
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Additional Choreography: Ninette de Valois, Frederick Ashton, Christopher Wheeldon
Production: Monica Mason and Christopher Newton
after Ninette de Valois and Nicholas Sergeyev
Designs: Oliver Messel
Additional Designs: Peter Farmer
Lighting: Mark Jonathan
Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:00 AM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:26 AM
i'm only aware of the ashton authorship of the florestan pas de trois but i suppose i'm forgetting something. can someone tell what prod. seems to have first used this trio w/ credit to nijinska. did first come from a version of AURORA'S WEDDING?
Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:07 PM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:34 PM
i suspect the fairy variations are given rather much in line with what was then n.sergeyev/british/petipa 'versions.'
can't think of many other telecasts w/ 'british' variety of fairy variations to check, except the dowell/bjornsson staging?
Posted 08 April 2006 - 12:40 PM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:31 PM
In the 1921 London production of Sleeping Beauty by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (reproduced by Nicholas Sergeyev) credit is given to Nijinska for "the action-scenes, hunting dances in scene 3, Aurora's Variation in the same scene, and tales of Bluebeard, Sheherazade, and Innocent Ivan." The truncated version, Aurora's Wedding, which followed in 1922 again carried a credit to Nijinska.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:35 AM
Interestingly, the commercial videotapes of performances by Western ballet troupes that follow the Royal Ballet tradition -- the 1980s Australian Ballet tape, for ex. -- perform these altered variations.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:51 AM
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