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British Universities Film & Video Council

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ROYAL BALLET VIDEO ARCHIVE

Description
A collection of rehearsals on stage of the repertoire of the Royal Ballet. Since 1956 all productions have been recorded. Recordings between 1956-1970 were made on 16mm film - now lodged with the British Film Institute, but video copies remain in the collection. Small amounts of in-house non-broadcast recordings of interviews and master classes, educational resources material, etc.
Website
http://www.royalballet.org.uk
Keywords
Dance; Ballet; Royal Ballet
Access
Limited access. Presently very limited access.Access based on individual application.
Facilities
Viewing on premises.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Postgraduate research students may have free access to research.
Copyright
Copyright held. Copyright advice available. Copyright adviser: Robert Jude.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 1,000 hours. Recordings of rehearsals on stage.
Video components: VHS Video, hi-8, lo-band U-Matic. Beta.

Catalogues

Printed catalogue
Available, indexed.

Additional Information

Conservation policy
To ensure that the past repertoire of the Royal Ballet Company is available for study by the next generation of dancers and to assist in the reconstruction of ballets in the future. Generally no master tapes are ever erased.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Robert Jude
Job title
Company Manager
Telephone
020 7240 1200
Fax
020 7212 9121
Email
robert.jude@roh.org.uk
Address
Royal Ballet Company
Royal Opera House
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 9DD

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