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Ruth Page Birthday No. 15 [March 22, 1985]

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Video Identifier: V.2011-05-0567
Run Time
0h 17m 43s
Date Produced
March 22 1985
     A slide lecture on dance history presented by Ruth Page for students at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, on March 22, 1985, her 86th birthday.
     The use of masks in dance; Love Song; dancing with Bentley Stone and duets created together: Buenos Dias, Señorita, Zephyr and Flora; dancing with Bentley Stone at the Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center, New York City, in 1941; Park Avenue Odalisque; Dances with Words and Music; Oak Street Beach; Hear Ye! Hear Ye!; finding the right collaborators; American Pattern; Frankie and Johnny; Guns and Castanets and four Carmen ballets; The Bells; the creative elements comprising a ballet; Billy Sunday and its 1984 televised version; Frederic Franklin and Alexandra Danilova in Billy Sunday; Revenge and the conception of opera-into-ballet; Salomé (Daughter of Herodias); The Merry Widow and its creation; rehearsing Alicia Markova as the Widow in St. Tropez; the mixed blessings of success.
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Chicago (production location of)