Steps of the ballet

United Kingdom, 1948

Film
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Deals with the creation of a ballet. The basic positions, movements and steps are demonstrated. The dancers’ steps are explained by Robert Helpmann, famous ballet dancer and choreographer. The film ends with the presentation of a new ballet to show how the arts of dancing, music and painting join together in its creation. Featured dancers include Alexander Grant (New Zealand), Elaine Fifield, Gordon Hamilton (Australia), Gerd Larsen, Peter Wright (United Kingdom), with Joan Harris (United Kingdom) as Ballet Mistress. Narrated by Robert Helpmann.

Credits

producer

Alexander Shaw

production company

Crown Film Unit

Duration

00:24:48:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1948

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28914

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art and dance

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts

Crafts & Visual Arts → Arts - Study and teaching

Crafts & Visual Arts → Movement, Aesthetics of

Crafts & Visual Arts → Performance art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Arts - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Movement, Aesthetics of

Music & Performing Arts → Art and dance

Music & Performing Arts → Ballet

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Movement, Aesthetics of

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Performance

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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