FIVE BRAHMS WALTZES IN THE STYLE OF ISADORA DUNCAN

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Genres:

  • Dance

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Ballet

Decade:

  • 1990s

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Title: FIVE BRAHMS WALTZES IN THE STYLE OF ISADORA DUNCAN

Reference number: 11253

Date: 1993, June 18

Sound: sound

Original format: VHS

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 8.27 mins

Description: A full performance with a solo female dancer which the on-screen text identifies as ‘Isadora’, but which is a performance of Frederick Ashton’s ‘Five Brahms Waltzes in the Style of Isadora Duncan’. [Recorded at Epworth Leisure Centre, 18 June 1993]

Please note this is a copy of the raw capture of the original analogue video for preservation and as such may display defects such as dropout, washed out colour and sound fluctuation.

Credits: [Choreographer: Frederick Ashton
Composer: Johannes Brahms]

Shotlist: 00.38-08.27

A solo one act ballet inspired by the pioneering dancer Isadora Duncan and the impression she left on the choreographer, Frederick Ashton. Lynn Seymour, on whom this ballet was created, came in person to teach 'not just the steps but the very essence of this captivating solo' to the company. [Scottish Ballet: Forty Years, p.44]

[After the recording, there is footage of scenery and equipment packed up]