Most widely held works about Radiotelevisão Portuguesa
Most widely held works by Radiotelevisão Portuguesa
Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life.
Merce Cunningham a lifetime of dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 340 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."
Magnificent voyage of Christopher Columbus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
Recounts the history and epic adventure of Columbus' first Atlantic crossing, as a modern-day crew retraces Columbus' course, sailing replicas of his fleet.
Udju azul di Yonta The blue eyes of Yonta ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese-based and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Offers a portrait of the disillusionment of the revolutionary generation in Guinea-Bissau and the vibrant, if unintended, society which developed after independence in 1973. Tells the story of three people so in love with their dreams that they miss the real opportunities which life offers.
Picasso and dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
A program commemorating Pablo Picasso as an artistic collaborator with Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. The first part of the program, The story of a marriage uses Picasso's portrait of his ballerina wife Olga Koklova as a departure point for discussions of his designs for the ballets Parade, Le tricorne, Pulcinella, Mercure, and Le train bleu. The second part consists of reconstructions of two ballets, recorded in performance by the Paris Opéra Ballet at the Palais Garnier. Between 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 dansé 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.
Fintar o destino Dribbling fate ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in Portuguese and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Fintar o destino is the Library of African Cinema's first sports film -- but a sports film with a distinctly African twist. It is the story of the aging sport hero who holds onto his past so strongly he destroys his present. At the same time, this film explores a much broader tension, personal and political, between remaining true to one's dreams or making the best of the limited opportunities around us.
La traviata opera in three acts ( Visual )
in Italian and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Alfredo falls in love with the beautiful courtesan, Violetta Valery, who is dying from consumption. Violetta is persuaded by Giorgio, Alfredo's father, to sacrifice her happiness with Alfredo for the sake of family honor.
Romeo and Juliet Ballet in three acts after William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Presents Rudolf Nureyev's interpretation of Shakespeare's tale of ill-fated young love.
Juventude Em Marcha Colossal youth ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Ventura is an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in a low-cost housing complex in Lsbon, who has been abandoned by his wife and spends his days visiting his neighbors, whom he considers his "children".
The essential history of Belgium ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Presents modern Belgium as the alchemic product of assorted cultural influences.
Shadows and light Joaquín Rodrigo at 90 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Documentary of composer Joaquín Rodrigo at the age of 90, which explores his life with intercut performances of his music.
Sea power a global journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This video set leads viewers on a voyage over the oceans of the world to investigate the power of the sea and its changing role in the affairs of mankind. Each of the six episodes centers around the voyage of a vessel that represents one of the various aspects of man's relationship with the sea: trade, defense, ownership of resources, the quest for knowledge and passenger travel.
Coppélia ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A Kirov Ballet performance of the story of two young lovers and their amusing encounter with the exquisite mechanical doll, Coppelia.
Elektra opera in one act ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Strauss's tragic opera of the fall of the house of Agamemnon.
Lifeblood ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Oceans are the arteries of the world, across which flows the lifeblood required by all societies. Oil is today's lifeblood; centuries ago it was grain, gold or copper. This program defines the way this lifeblood affects the rise and fall of empires."--Container.
Coisa ruim ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Portuguese and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"A well-educated, urban family inherits an old country house located in a small village deep in Portugal's countryside"--Container.
France ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"This interestingly filmed program presents modern France as a product of its main parts: food, wine, revolution, politics, and love. Topics include the French Revolution; French isolationism; anti-Semitism; anti-immigration policies; Paris as an icon of French culture ..."--Container.
Senhora Aparecida Our Lady Aparecida ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
In the Portuguese village of Senhora Aparecida, the annual festival is being prepared. The biers that reach fifteen meters high and which are carried by 70 men are being erected and decorated. The penitents order the coffins that will carry them, in a procession to the chapel as is the secular tradition. But a new priest has his own ideas about how religion should be practiced in the town and wants to put an end to the coffins procession.
Who owns the oceans ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"Over seven-tenths of the planet's surface is covered by ocean, and below it lie untold resources. Yet unchecked exploration can create environmental catastophe. This program is the story of the ocean's riches, and how access and possession of them redefine the way nations do business together.
Passage to paradise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
"Sine the earliest voyages of discovery, mankind has braved te seas in pursuit of dreams -- of pleasure, adventure and freedom."--Container. This program takes a comprehensive look at dream voyages, from luxurious pleasure cruises to the ocean journeys of refugees amd immigrants. Includes stories of Cubans and Haitians of the 1190's attempting to reach the U.S. in fragile make shift craft, and the tragic burning of the ship Doña Paz of the Philippines.
America Ballet--Costume Ballets russes Ballet--Stage-setting and scenery Biographical films Biography Canada Choreographers Choreography Columbus, Christopher Courtesans Cunningham, Merce Dance Dance companies Dancers Diaghilev, Serge,--1872-1929 Discovery and exploration, Spanish Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Ex-football players Feature films Feature films Film adaptations Filmed operas Filmed performances Foreign films France--Paris Gould, Glenn Guinea-Bissau Historical television programs History Interviews Juliet (Fictitious character) Male dancers Merce Cunningham Dance Company Modern dance Motion pictures, African Musical films Ocean travel Pianists Picasso, Pablo,--1881-1973 Portugal Sea-power Shipping Social history Television programs Travel Traviata (Verdi, Giuseppe) United States
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