Ref NoBV/J/1901
TitleViennese School of Free Expressive Dance: Grete Wiesenthal and Gertrud Bodenwieser \ Institut Francais \ 1 \ Rehearsal; 2 \ Rehearsal
Extent1 VHS videotape
DescriptionRehearsals of reconstructions done by Bettina Vernon and Evelyn Ippen for the study day 'Viennese School of Free Expressive Dance: Grete Wiesenthal and Gertrud Bodenwieser', held at the Institut Francais, London, on 24 April 1993. The study day presented Wiesenthal's Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine Women and Song); two Bodenwieser dances, Mermaid and Sphinx; and two piano solos of music by Johann Strauss (Tritsch-Tratsch Polka and Tales from the Vienna Woods). Marieluise Jaska of the Vienna State Opera Ballet performs the dances; the pianist is Dr Leslie Moorhouse. The video proceeds in the following order: 1) rehearsal of Wein, Weib und Gesang (no sound); piano solo (no sound); Sphinx rehearsal (no sound); piano solo (no sound); Mermaid rehearsal (no sound); Sphinx rehearsal with date on screen (faint sound); Wein, Weib und Gesang rehearsal. 2) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka rehearsal; Sphinx rehearsal; Tales from the Vienna Woods rehearsal; Mermaid rehearsal; Sphinx rehearsal; Wien, Weib und Gesang rehearsal.
Related MaterialThe music score for Tales from the Vienna Woods is BV/E/2/24. The music for Mermaid and Sphinx is on audiotape BV/A/895 and BV/A/896. Tales from the Vienna Woods is on audiotape BV/A/899.
Physical Description62 mins total. The viewing copy is a compilation of two master tapes: 1 = 31 mins; 2 = 31 mins.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P6052Warren; Bettina Vernon- (1920-1995); dancer and choreographer1920-1995
DS/UK/P8889Ippen; Evelyn
DS/UK/P6012Wiesenthal; Grete (1885-1970)1885-1970
DS/UK/P1125Bodenwieser; Gertrud (1890-1959)1890-1959
DS/UK/P9507Jaska; Marialuise
DS/UK/P9028Moorhouse; Leslie
NA622Institut Francais (French Institute)/Queensbury Place, London/England, UK
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