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Violette Verdy

Title
Violette Verdy [videorecording]
Publication
ca. 1968-1973.

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Description
4 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (250 min.) : si., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Violette Verdy.
Uniform Title
  • Ballet imperial (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Glinkiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Four bagatelles (Choreographic work : Robbins)
  • Haydn concerto (Choreographic work : Taras)
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work). Grand pas de deux.
  • Source (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Contents
  • Cassette 1. Allegro brillante (excerpts) (ca. 9 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Anthony Blum, others.
  • Ballet imperial (excerpts) (ca. 19 min., b&w) / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Conrad Ludlow, others. This segment contains two filmings of the ballerina's solo sequence and of the final section of the ballet.
  • [Violette Verdy in her dressing room] (ca. 1 min., b&w) / candid footage ; includes views of Verdy with her dresser, an unidentified man, and her mother.
  • Glinkiana. Polka (ca. 7 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery, costumes, and lighting, Esteban Francés ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Paul Mejia, others. Preceded by shots of a New York City Ballet program. Out of focus.
  • Liebeslieder Walzer (excerpts) (ca. 14 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery and lighting, David Hays ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy with Nicholas Magallanes, and three other couples. Excerpts from parts 1 and 2 ; continued on cassette 2.
  • Cassette 2. Liebeslieder Walzer (excerpts) (ca. 5 min.) / see credits above ; continuation of part 2 excerpts.
  • Episodes. Part II, Symphony (Op. 21, 1928) (ca. 7 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; scenery and lighting, David Hays ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Jonathan Watts, others.
  • Stars and stripes (excerpts) (ca. 8 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and partner, others. This segment includes parts of the Fourth Campaign pas de deux: the adagio (filmed at two performances), female variation, and Verdy's sections of the coda ; followed by excerpts from the Fifth Campaign, danced by the entire cast.
  • Four bagatelles (ca. 14 min.) / choreography, Jerome Robbins ; costumes, Florence Klotz ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefous. This footage lacks the opening of the ballet but may be otherwise complete.
  • Haydn concerto (excerpts) (ca. 10 min.) / choreography, John Taras ; scenery, Raoul Pène du Bois ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Earle Sieveling, others.
  • Cassette 3. The nutcracker. Act II (excerpts) (ca. 22 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine after Lev Ivanov ; scenery, Rouben Ter-Arutunian ; costumes, Karinska ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, others. Verdy is seen first as the Sugar Plum Fairy with the angels, in her variation, and in the pas d'action that includes the Little Prince's mime scene. In a different filming, she is seen as the Dewdrop in the Waltz of the Flowers. She appears as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the grand pas de deux (adagio and coda only), and is once again seen as the Dewdrop in the finale of the ballet.
  • The sleeping beauty. Act III, grand pas de deux (ca. 10 min.) / choreography after Marius Petipa ; danced by Violette Verdy and Peter Martins. Unstable camera. Lacks the prince's entrance in the coda, but otherwise appears to be complete.
  • La sylphide. Act II (ca. 17 min., b&w) / recorded in 1969 ; choreography after August Bournonville ; danced by Violette Verdy (the Sylphide) and Edward Villella (James) as guest artists with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C.
  • Les sylphides (excerpts) (ca. 23 min.) / choreography, Michel Fokine ; danced by Violette Verdy and Royes Fernandez as guest artists with the Miami Ballet. Last part of ballet appears to have been filmed in dress rehearsal.
  • La Périchole (excerpts) (ca. 5 min.) / recorded ca. 1971 ; choreography, Donald Saddler ; danced by Violette Verdy with Anthony Santiago and members of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Verdy also dances with a second man, possibly a singer. Dances from an opera composed by Jacques Offenbach.
  • La Gioconda. Danza delle ore (Dance of the hours) (ca. 9 min.) / choreography, Donald Mahler ; danced by Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow with members of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. Ballet from an opera composed by Amilcare Ponchielli.
  • Cassette 4. La source (excerpts) (ca. 16 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska ; lighting, Ronald Bates ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy, Edward Villella, others. This segment depicts the choreography for the two principal dancers ; the female soloist and ensemble are briefly glimpsed at the end of the ballet.
  • La source (excerpts) (ca. 8 min.) / see credits above ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and partner, others. Poor focus. Wide shot from an elevated angle, mostly depicting the choreography for the female soloist and ensemble of eight women.
  • La source (excerpts?) (ca. 16 min.) / see credits above ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and partner. The man's solos and part of Verdy's second solo are filmed from a slightly different angle than the rest of the ballet. This segment may depict the 1968 version of La source as a pas de deux ; in 1969 it was expanded to include choreography for a female soloist and eight women from Balanchine's Pas de deux and divertissement of 1965.
  • La source (excerpts) (ca. 10 min.) / see credits above ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and John Prinz. Lacks the man's solos. This segment may depict the 1968 version of La source as a pas de deux.
  • Firebird (excerpts) (ca. 9 min.) / choreography, George Balanchine ; costumes, Karinska (?) ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy (the Firebird), Francisco Moncion (Prince Ivan), others. Includes the Firebird's solo and duet with Prince Ivan, and the berceuse.
  • Firebird (excerpts) (ca. 11 min., b&w) / see credits above ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy (the Firebird), Francisco Moncion (Prince Ivan), others. Includes the Firebird's solo and duet with Prince Ivan, the berceuse, and a brief glimpse of the prince and his bride at the end of the ballet.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5504
OCLC
NYPY877034884-F
Title
Violette Verdy [videorecording]
Imprint
ca. 1968-1973.
Summary
Compilation of recordings of Violette Verdy in some of the major roles she performed with the New York City Ballet and other companies, and in opera ballets.
Local Subject
Ballet in motion pictures. La sylphide.
Ballet in motion pictures. Les sylphides.
Opera ballet. La Périchole.
Opera ballet. La gioconda.
Added Author
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016, dancer.
Blum, Anthony, 1938- dancer.
Ludlow, Conrad, dancer.
Mejia, Paul, dancer.
Magallanes, Nicholas, dancer.
Watts, Jonathan, dancer.
Bonnefoux, Jean-Pierre, dancer.
Sieveling, Earle, dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Villella, Edward, 1936- dancer.
Fernandez, Royes, dancer.
Santiago, Anthony, dancer.
Moncion, Francisco, dancer.
Prinz, John, dancer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer.
Taras, John, choreographer.
Saddler, Donald.
Mahler, Donald.
New York City Ballet.
National Ballet (Washington, D.C.)
Miami Ballet Company.
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.). Ballet.
Balanchine, George. Allegro brillante
Added Title
Ballet imperial (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Glinkiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Four bagatelles (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Haydn concerto (Choreographic work : Taras)
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work). Grand pas de deux.
Source (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Gift of Violette Verdy.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-5504
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