Posted 23 September 2002 - 10:07 AM
Are there any more videos of him? I am looking forward to Alexandra's book!
Posted 23 September 2002 - 10:16 AM
Unfortunately, there aren't any videos of Kronstam, except for a few, made at the end of his career, from Danish television, and mostly in modern roles -- Aureole (the Taylor role), The Moor's Friend in The Moor's Pavane -- or classical roles, like the Prince in Nutcracker and Ove in Folk Tale when he is past his prime and much injured. There was a lot more on British TV -- one I would love to see is excerpts from "La Sylphide" with Simone that was danced to the original score. The revised score was unavalable, and the Theatre gave them the old one, lying in a desk drawer. Kronstam said that when the conductor saw it he could hardly contain his excitement and enjoyed working with it, and the score did sound different. That's a story that didn't fit in the book, so I post it here There's also an odd video -- it won prizes at European film festivals, but is not to American tastes, I've found -- of Kronstam in 1990, as a coach, working on "Giselle" that shows a lot about his abilities as a coach, as well as the Danish tradition. Considering what happened to that tradition shortly after the film was made, it's a very valuable historical record. It's called "Of Dreams and Discipline" by Anne Wivel. It may be commercially available in Denmark; it's not over here.
Again, thank you, atm, for noticing it. Although there are no videos, there are 155 photos in the book as a consolation
Posted 03 October 2002 - 05:16 AM
Posted 03 October 2002 - 05:47 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 07:54 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 08:01 AM
Fredbjorn Bjornsson is on that tape, too - - the red-haired thief -- and Hans Van Manen is visible for about a second; he's the thief in the light blue jacket, with the sideburns.
Posted 30 October 2002 - 08:47 AM
Excerpt from Bell Telephone Hour, telecast on December 24, 1963, on NBC-TV.
Choreography: Harald Lander after Lev Ivanov. Music: P. I. Tchaikowsky. Scenery: Peter Dohanos. Performed by Kirsten Simone and Henning Kronstam
Posted 30 October 2002 - 09:25 AM
Thank you for posting that, pmeja. I knew they'd danced Nutcracker on TV, but I didn't know that they'd credited it to Lander. (I'm assuming, from the date, that this is Nuts.)
Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:02 PM
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