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Nederlandse Programma Stichting

Works: 260 works in 413 publications in 7 languages and 6,624 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Documentary films  Filmed performances  Operas  Interviews  Internet videos  Biographical films  Comedy films 
Roles: pre, prn, Production personnel, Producer, Photographer, Illustrator, Other, Correspondent, Distributor, isb, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nederlandse Programma Stichting
Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts by John Adams( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera
Only when I dance by Beadie Finzi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Portuguese and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only when I dance: Two teenagers from Rio de Janeiro pursue the dream of becoming professional ballet dancers
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Marco Polo : opera within an opera by Dun Tan( Visual )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Marco Polo, an opera within an opera', composer Tan Dun portrays the Venetian explorer's travels to the Far East as a journey of both inner and physical discovery, a voyage depicting spiritual experiences as well as a geographical expedition. At the same time the work, on a libretto by Paul Griffiths, can be seen as a compositional adventure of the composer himself, unifying the various cultural worlds he occupies: a blend of Western avant garde and Oriental traditions
L'Orfeo : favola in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, a musician who attempts to rescue his dead lover Eurydice from Hades, the underworld
Antonia's line by Marleen Gorris( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in Dutch and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the aftermath of World War II, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother's farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town's tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy come to Antonia and Danielle and the pair foster a vibrant circle of strong liberated women"--Container
Castor & Pollux by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Castor et Pollux is arguably Rameau's finest creation in the tragedie lyrique style. Its libretto, based in mythology, focuses on an unusual theme: the self-sacrificing love between Castor, who is mortal, and his immortal brother, Pollux."--Container
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : Singspiel in three acts, K. 384 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intelligently innovative account of Mozart's 1782 comic tale of abduction, love, loyalty, and forgiveness. Features the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera. Bonus features include cast gallery; behind the scenes, and interviews
The love for three oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a doleful hypochondriac prince, who can only be cured through laughter. When he breaks into hysterics at the expense of the evil witch Fata Morgana, she curses him. His fate is to fall in love with three oranges
Forever by Heddy Honigmann( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in French and English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant tour of the importance of art in the lives of visitors to the Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, the final resting place for legendary writers, composers, painters and other artists from around the world
Wings of wax( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiří Kylián is a living legend. He is the creator of more than a hundred works, several of which form part of the repertories of some of the greatest dance centres in the world. This performance, Wings of Wax, was performed at Nederlands Dans Theatre
Lomax : the songhunter by Rogier Kappers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector who travelled around the world with his recording equipment, hunting for folk songs. Rogier Kappers went on a journey through Europe in search of the people Lomax recorded; this is a record of his journey, combined with conversations with colleagues and friends of Lomax
Jiří Kylián's black & white ballets by Jiri Kylian( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballets represented in the Black and White series are arresting examples of Jiří Kylián's style and fully justify his reputation as one of the most inventive and daring choreographers on today's dance scene. The vitality of his work is underpinned by a musicality so innate that his dancers and the music they move to seem to spring from the same impulse
A labyrinth of time by Frank Scheffer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows composer Elliott Carter's musical development using New York City as a metaphor for our democratic society. Daniel Barenboim, Charles Rosen and Pierre Boulez give their views on Carter's music
Metamorphose : M.C. Escher, 1898-1972 by Jan Bosdriesz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at M.C. Escher and his work; traces his career path and personal life, from the early years in Italy to his move to Switzerland. Includes an interview with the Dutch artist himself
Leila Khaled, hijacker( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in Swedish and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969 Palestinian Leila Khaled made history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. As a Palestinian child growing up in Sweden, filmmaker Lina Makboul admired Khaled for her bold actions; as an adult, she began asking complex questions about the legacy created by her chilhood hero. This fascinating documentary is at once a portrait of Khaled, an exploration of the filmmaker's own understanding of her Palestinian identiy, and complex examination of the nebulous dichotomy between 'terrorist' and 'freedom fighter'"--Container
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A country girl falls in love with a nobleman disguised as a peasant, with tragic results
Wayfaring Webster : previously unissued radio recordings from Holland by Ben Webster( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art safari : a series( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Art safari, art geek Ben Lewis travels the world in search of great contemporary art - and art that might be great. A playful series of eight films that are both analytical adventures and adventurous analyses. Stopping at nothing to probe the minds of the world's most interesting, imaginative and insane artists, Ben navigates bravely through the art world's phalanxes of dealers, collectors and critics - and in the process discovers extraordinary works of art."--Container
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria : dramma in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this opera, "human frailty falls victim to time, fortune and love. Gods and humans, comic and intensely serious characters and spectacular scenic effects are brought together in a wonderfully rich and effective texture"--Container
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