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Repertory styles: Small repertory companies and style

Repertory styles: Small repertory companies and style [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-2934Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Byer, Diana.
  • Mahler, Donald.
  • Daugherty, George, 1955-
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Balletfore (Company)
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are Diana Byer, the director of Balletfore; Donald Mahler, choreographer and director of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet; and George Daugherty, founder and artistic director of Festival Dance Theater. They discuss the challenges of capturing different choreographic styles in the varied repertories offered by their companies. Byer describes how the teacher Margaret Craske provided a direct link with Fokine in her company's staging of Les sylphides. Daugherty tells how his company enlisted the help of Violette Verdy and Merrill Ashley respectively in staging Balanchine's Tchaikovsky pas de deux and Who cares?, a recorded segment of which is shown. Mahler notes the stylistic variety of opera ballets, and tells an anecdote about Verdy's performance in La Gioconda. The guests discuss technique, artistry, and musicality in revivals. To conclude, an excerpt from Balletfore's revival of Fokin's Carnaval is screened. In Esoterica balletica, Ipiotis shares some correspondence from viewers of Eye on dance.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 142
Uniform Title
Carnaval (Choreographic work : Fokin)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on January 1, 1985 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on January 14, 1985. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2934
Repertory styles: Small repertory companies and style [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 142
Local Subject
Television. Repertory styles.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Opera ballet.
Ballet -- Anecdotes.
Dancers -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
Choreography -- Reconstruction.
Ballet dancers -- Style.
Added Author
Byer, Diana. Interviewee
Mahler, Donald. Interviewee
Daugherty, George, 1955- interviewee.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Fokine, Michel, 1880-1942, choreographer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Balletfore (Company)
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Added Title
Carnaval (Choreographic work : Fokin)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2934
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