|aPicasso and dance|h[videorecording] /|cParis Opera Ballet.
|aWest Long Beach, NJ :|bKultur International Films,|c
|a1 videodisc (81 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aLe Tricorne libretto from the short story [Sombrero de tres picos] by Pedro Antonio Alarcon.
|aVideodisc release of a 1994 production.
|tThe Story of Marriage / a film by Didier Baussy-Oulianoff, produced and narrated by Robin Scott [part 1] (1994 : 16 min.) -- Le Train Bleu (25 min.) -- The Story of Marriage [part 2] (3 min.) -- Le Tricorne (39 min.).
|aPicasso and Dance: director, Jean-Paul Cluzel ; producer, Hisao Degawa ; ballet master, Patrice Bart ; reconstruction of sets and curtains by Selim Salah ; director for television and videogram, Yvon Gerault ; a la Sept / Arte, Cameras Continentales, NHK, Opera National de Paris, NVC Arts coproduction in association with RTP. -- Le Train Bleu: scenario, Jean Cocteau ; music, Darius Milhaud ; choreography, Bronislava Nijinska ; sets, Henri Laurens ; stage curtain after, Pablo Picasso ; costumes, Gabrielle Chanel ; artistic consultants for the production [and] restaged by Frank W.D. Ries and Irina Nijinska ; directed by Aleth Francillon. -- Le Tricorne: libretto, Gregorio Martinez Sierra ; music, Manuel de Falla ; choreography, Le?onide Massine ; stage curtain, sets & costumes, Pablo Picasso ; restaged by Lorca Massine. The Story of Marriage: written and directed by Didier Baussy-Oulianoff ; research, Ve?ronique Simon ; editor, Caroline Emery ; English version and narration by Robin Scott.
|aPicasso and Dance: Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux conducted by David Coleman. -- Le Train Bleu: E?lisabeth Maurin, Nicholas Le Riche, Clotilde Vayer, Laurent Que?val. -- Le Tricorne: Kader Belarbi, Franc?oise Legre?e, Fabrice Bourgeois, Eric Quille?re, Nathalie Rique?.
|aBetween 1917 and 1962, Picasso was involved in creating the designs for nine ballets. Le Train Bleu (The Blue Train) dates from 1924 and Le Tricorne (The Three-Cornered Hat) from 1919. These two historic ballets, created originally by Sergei Diaghilev, have been revived by the Paris Opera Ballet. Le Train Bleu is an operetta danse? of a chic and flippant society. Jean Cocteau, who wrote the scenario, mockingly celebrates the cult of open air life, fine bodies and sport. The dances are inspired by golf, tennis, swimming and acrobatics. Le Tricorne is Spanish from start to finish. Picasso, a native of Andalusia, created sets, costumes, and a stage curtain, which evokes the atmosphere of the ballet by means of a typically Spanish scene. The story, told with humour and warmth, is of a miller's wife, her jealous husband and a senile magistrate by whom she is pursued. An accompanying documentary, The Story of a Marriage, traces the story of Picasso's involvement with designs for ballet.
|aDVD, Dolby stereo; aspect ratio 4:3 Letterbox.
|aIn English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese.
|aMilhaud, Darius,|d1892-1974.|tTrain bleu.
|aCocteau, Jean,|d1889-1963.|tTrain bleu.
|aNijinska, Bronislava,|d1891-1972.|tTrain bleu.
|aFalla, Manuel de,|d1876-1946.|tSombrero de tres picos.