Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:30 AM
re: video records of Nerina's Lise in FILLE MAL GARDEE, to the best of my knowledge, the Margaret Dale film of mostly? the first cast, certainly with Nerina and Blair has not been released commercially.
the NYPL dance collection has a copy for view on the premises.
excerpts of this film are included on FREDERICK ASHTON: A REAL CHOREOGRAPHER - a tv documentary that's been shown on US tv but not, again, as far as i know, released commercially.
Dale featured Nerina a lot for her films: FIREBIRD, GISELLE (recently released on dvd, which should be found on Amazon w/ the link on BA's home page by searching "Sylphides/Giselle (2011), PETROUCHKA.
credits of the films with Nerina's Lise follow from NYPL cat.:
La fille mal gardée (Videotape) 1962.88 min. : sd. b&w.
Telecast on BBC-TV, London. Produced by Margaret Dale.
: Choreography: Frederick Ashton. Music: François Joseph Hérold, arranged, re-orchestrated and augmented by John Lanchberry; conducted by John Lanchberry. Decor: Osbert Lancaster. Performed by the Royal Ballet.
: Cast: Nadia Nerina (Lise), David Blair (Colin), Stanley Holden (Widow Simone), Leslie Edwards (Thomas), Alexander Grant (Alain), Lawrence Ruffell (Cockerel), Avril Bergen, Kay Connett, Carole Hill, and Suzanne Smith (Hens), Christine Beckley, Rosalind Eyre, Aubrey Henderson, Ann Kenward, Vyvyan Lorrayne, Monica Mason, Pamela Moncur, and Georgina Parkinson (Lise's friends), Franklin White (Notary), and Michael Coleman (His secretary).
Frederick Ashton: A real choreographer [videorecording] / BBC-TV ; co-produced in association with R.M. Productions ; written and produced by John Selwyn Gilbert. U.K. : BBC-TV, 1979.(50 min.) : sd., col.
Telecast on BBC-TV 1 in 1979.
: Choreography, Frederick Ashton.
: Interview with Frederick Ashton, who discusses his life and career. Dance excerpts depict Anna Pavlova, a major source of inspiration, and examples of his choreography in rehearsal and performance.
: Dance contents: Film excerpts of Anna Pavlova dancing -- Cinderella (excerpt) with Ashton as stepsister -- Foyer de danse (excerpt) with Ashton and Alicia Markova (1932) -- The dream (excerpt) with Merle Park -- La fille mal gardée (excerpt) with Stanley Holden -- Façade (polka) with Judith Marcuse -- Ondine (Shadow dance) with Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes -- Les deux pigeons in rehearsal with Ashton directing the National Ballet of Canada -- La fille mal gardée with Nadia Nerina and David Blair -- Tales of Beatrix Potter (excerpt) with Michael Coleman -- Symphonic variation in rehearsal with Ashton directing senior students of the Royal Ballet School.