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Balanchine: Reconceiving choreography for television

Title
Balanchine: Reconceiving choreography for television [videorecording]
Publication
1993.

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3404Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance

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Additional Authors
  • Brockway, Merrill.
  • Horgan, Barbara.
  • Kinberg, Judy.
  • Venza, Jac.
  • Balanchine, George
  • Ardolino, Emile.
  • Nichols, Madeleine M.
  • Ward, Penny
  • Blumenthal, Sallie.
  • Balanchine, George.
  • New York City Ballet.
  • New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
  • Balanchine Symposia (1992-1993 : New York Public Library)
Description
3 videocassettes (U-matic, NTSC) (134 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Summary
Welcoming remarks by Madeleine Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection, followed by a panel discussion by Merrill Brockway, Barbara Horgan, and Judy Kinberg, moderated by Jac Venza, and illustrated by excerpts from telecasts of Balanchine's ballets, many of which were produced or directed by Brockway, Kinberg, and Venza. The panelists note the technical considerations of recording dance for television, and the ways in which Balanchine adapted his choreography to the requirements of the medium. They discuss telecasts of his ballets in the U.S. and abroad, and his collaborations with Reiner Moritz, Emile Ardolino, and others. A question-and-answer period concludes the program.
Donor/Sponsor
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Uniform Title
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
  • Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Note
  • Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by Penny Ward at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on March 22, 1993, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Part of the Balanchine Symposia, a series of public programs presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in connection with the exhibition Balanchine. Coordinator for Public Programs for the Dance Collection: Sallie Blumenthal.
  • Choreography: George Balanchine.
Contents
  • DANCE CONTENTS: Cassette 1: The nutcracker: Act I adagio of the Sugar Plum Fairy and four cavaliers (b&w). Mus: Tchaikovsky. Telecast on Playhouse 90, CBS-TV, December 25, 1958. Producers: John Houseman and Jack Landau. Director: Ralph Nelson. Narrator: June Lockhart. Perf. by Diana Adams (Sugar Plum Fairy), Arthur Mitchell (Coffee/Arabian dance), Roy Tobias (Hot chocolate/Spanish dance), Deni Lamont (Tea/Chinese dance), and Edward Villella (Candy cane). For a complete recording of this ballet, see: *MGZIA 4-407. -- Concerto barocco (b&w). Mus: Bach. Originally telecast on L'heure de concert, CBC, 1956; re-telecast on Balanchine, WNET/13, June 4, 1984. Producer: Judy Kinberg. Director: Merrill Brockway. Narrator: Frank Langella. Perf. by Adams, Tanaquil Le Clercq, and members of the New York City Ballet. For this recording, see: *MGZIC 9-735 Balanchine. -- The four temperaments: Choleric. Mus: Hindemith. Telecast on Choreography by Balanchine, Part I, WNET/13, December 14, 1977. Producer: Emile Ardolino. Director: Brockway. Perf. by Colleen Neary and members of the New York City Ballet. For this recording, see: *MGZIC 9-42. -- Prodigal son: Duet of the prodigal son and the siren. Mus: Prokofiev. Telecast on Choreography by Balanchine, Part III, WNET/13, November 29, 1978. Producers: Ardolino and Kinberg. Director: Brockway. Perf. by Mikhail Baryshnikov (the prodigal son) and Karin von Aroldingen (the siren). For this
  • recording, and that of Chaconne, see: *MGZIC 9-112. -- Cassette 2: Chaconne: first duet. Mus: Gluck. Telecast on Choreography by Balanchine, Part III, WNET/13, November 29, 1978. Producers: Ardolino and Kinberg. Director: Brockway. Perf. by Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins. -- Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze": final duet. Mus: Schumann. Recorded by Home Vision, CBS Inc., in 1981. Producer: Catherine Tatge. Director: Brockway. Perf. by Farrell and Jacques d'Amboise. For the complete recording, see: *MGZIB 3-398. - Stars and stripes: pas de deux, coda. Originally telecast on Opening night of the New York State Theater, CBS-TV, May 23, 1964; re-telecast on Balanchine, WNET/13, May 28, 1984. Producer: Kinberg. Director: Brockway. Perf. by d'Amboise and Patricia McBride. For this recording, see: *MGZHB 12-645 Opening night... and *MGZIC 9-735 Balanchine. -- Tchaikovsky pas de deux: variations and coda (color and b&w). Montage of excerpts from four earlier recordings, telecast on Balanchine, WNET/13, June 4, 1984. Producer: Kinberg. Director: Brockway. Narrator: Langella. Perf. by Martins, Mikhail Baryshnikov and McBride, Violette Verdy, and Melissa Hayden and d'Amboise. The montage appears on *MGZIC 9-735 Balanchine; separate performances appear on *MGZIC 9-113 Choreography by Balanchine, Part IV (Baryshnikov and McBride), *MGZHB 4-1164 Pas de deux [1960] (Verdy), and *MGZIC 9-227 New York City Ballet (D'Amboise and
  • Hayden). -- Cassette 3: Conclusion of question-and-answer period.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3404
OCLC
NYPY936039898-F
Title
Balanchine: Reconceiving choreography for television [videorecording]
Imprint
1993.
Local Subject
Ballet in television. Balanchine: Reconceiving choreography for television.
Television.
Television. Dance in America.
Added Author
Brockway, Merrill. Director
Brockway, Merrill. Speaker
Horgan, Barbara. Speaker
Kinberg, Judy. Producer
Kinberg, Judy. Speaker
Venza, Jac. Moderator
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Ardolino, Emile. Producer
Nichols, Madeleine M., speaker.
Ward, Penny, videographer.
Blumenthal, Sallie.
New York City Ballet.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Balanchine Symposia (1992-1993 : New York Public Library)
Balanchine, George. Four temperaments.
Added Title
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
Pas de deux [1960] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Prodigal son (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Stars and stripes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3404
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