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I AM A DANCER A Pierre Jourdan film

Editor :Thorn Emi Video

Recording :Thorn Emi Video

Duration :90

Production :Pierre Jourdan, 1973

Comments :

Invaluable documentary made initially for French television in 1970, then added to in 1971 and 1972, showing the dancer in class, in rehearsal and dancing the unabridged version of Ashton’s Marguerite & Armand, as well as large excerpts from the second act of La Sylphide with Carla Fracci, romantic dancer par excellence, the Pas de Deux from the third act of Sleeping beauty (dazzling variation) and Glen Tetley’s modern choreography in Field Figures.

Marguerite and Armand
Music: Franz Liszt Choreography: Frederick Ashton
With Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev and Michael Somes.

Extracts of “La Sylphide”, Act II
Music: Lovenskjold Choreography: August Bournonville
Carla Fracci, Rudolf Nureyev

Sleeping Beauty, Act III, Pas de Deux
Music: Tchaïkovsky
Choreography: Nureyev after Petipa
Lynn Seymour and Rudolf Nureyev

Field Figures
Music: Stockhausen
Choreography: Glen Tetley
Deanne Bergsma and Rudolf Nureyev