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Dancing for Mr. B. [videorecording] : Six Balanchine ballerinas

Title
Dancing for Mr. B. [videorecording] : Six Balanchine ballerinas / a production of Seahorse Films in association with WNET/New York ; produced and directed by Anne Belle ; co-directed and edited by Deborah Dickson.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WNET/Thirteen, c1989.

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Description
2 videocassettes (U-matic, NTSC) (90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Donor/Sponsor
  • Gift of Dance in America.
  • Gift of John Gruen, additional copy.
  • Gift of Marilyn Dean Schwalm, additional copy.
Uniform Title
  • Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Night shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Alternative Title
Six Balanchine ballerinas
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Credits (note)
  • Executive producer, Jac Venza.
Performer (note)
  • Narrator: Marian Seldes.
Event (note)
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989; telecast by WNET/Thirteen, New York, on the Great Performances: Dance in America series on March 30, 1990.
Contents
Dance contents (choreography by Balanchine except where noted otherwise). Excerpts from: Serenade / danced by the ensemble -- The nutcracker / danced by Moylan -- Rehearsal (1947) of The four temperaments / Sanguinic danced by Moylan and Fred Danieli ; Choleric danced by Le Clercq -- Firebird: Berceuse and pas de deux / danced by Tallchief and Michael Maule -- Concerto barocco / danced by Diana Adams and Le Clercq -- Scotch symphony / danced by Tallchief, Eglevsky, and male ensemble -- Don Quixote pas de deux / choreography after Marius Petipa ; danced by Tallchief -- Stars and stripes / danced by Hayden -- Agon / danced by Kent and Arthur Mitchell -- Symphony in C / danced by Kent, Conrad Ludlow, and ensemble -- Tchaikovsky pas de deux / danced by Hayden and Edward Villella -- Apollo / danced by Farrell and Peter Martins -- Ballo della regina / danced by Ashley -- Swan lake: Act II / choreography staged by Alexandra Danilova after Lev Ivanov ; danced by Kistler and Cornel Crabtree -- The four temperaments: Sanguinic / danced by Ashley and Daniel Duell -- Rehearsal of La sonnambula, danced by Kistler and Ib Andersen.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2127
Title
Dancing for Mr. B. [videorecording] : Six Balanchine ballerinas / a production of Seahorse Films in association with WNET/New York ; produced and directed by Anne Belle ; co-directed and edited by Deborah Dickson.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WNET/Thirteen, c1989.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Narrator: Marian Seldes.
Credits
Executive producer, Jac Venza.
Event
Originally released as a motion picture in 1989; telecast by WNET/Thirteen, New York, on the Great Performances: Dance in America series on March 30, 1990.
Summary
Ballerinas Maria Tallchief, Mary Ellen Moylan, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley, and Darci Kistler reminisce about their experiences dancing for George Balanchine. Their combined careers provide a panorama of his work as choreographer and teacher from the 1940s until his death in 1983, and include ballets created for the School of American Ballet, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballet Society, and the New York City Ballet. Of special interest are their discussions of the roles he created for them, and their insights into his creative process. Footage from kinescopes and films provide glimpses of the six in his ballets. They are also seen actively carrying on his work, whether by teaching, coaching, or continuing to perform.
Local Subject
Ballet in motion pictures. Dancing for Mr. B.: Six Balanchine ballerinas.
Television. Dance in America.
Added Author
Tallchief, Maria, dancer.
Tallchief, Maria, commentator.
Moylan, Mary Ellen, dancer commentator.
Hayden, Melissa, dancer commentator
Kent, Allegra, dancer commentator.
Ashley, Merrill, dancer commentator.
Kistler, Darci, 1964- dancer commentator.
Le Clercq, Tanaquil, dancer.
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- dancer.
Seldes, Marian, narrator.
Danieli, Fred, dancer.
Maule, Michael, dancer.
Adams, Diana, dancer.
Eglevsky, André, dancer.
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- dancer.
Ludlow, Conrad, dancer.
Villella, Edward, 1936- dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Duell, Daniel, dancer.
Andersen, Ib, 1954- dancer.
Crabtree, Cornel, dancer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Belle, Anne. Producer director.
Dickson, Deborah, director Editor
Venza, Jac. Producer
New York City Ballet.
Ballet Society (New York, N.Y.)
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
School of American Ballet.
Seahorse Films.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
DHCA.
Balanchine, George. Symphony in C.
Balanchine, George. Agon
Balanchine, George. Apollo
Balanchine, George. Ballo della regina
Balanchine, George. Scotch symphony.
Balanchine, George. Four temperaments.
Added Title
Six Balanchine ballerinas [videorecording]
Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Night shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Gift of Dance in America.
Gift of Marilyn Dean Schwalm, additional copy.
Gift of John Gruen, additional copy.
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2127
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