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Balanchine [videorecording] : his teaching and classes recounted by members of his companies

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Balanchine [videorecording] : his teaching and classes recounted by members of his companies / produced and moderated by Marian Horosko in conjunction with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Madeleine Nichols, Curator, Dance Collection, [and] Alan Pally, Manager of Public Programs ; sponsored by the Harkness Foundations for Dance.
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c1996.

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7 videocassettes (U-matic, NTSC) (376 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
  • Ballet imperial (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
  • Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Pas de trois [1951] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Raymonda (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Danilova, A after Petipa, M)
  • Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Symphonie concertante (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Waltz academy (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Western symphony (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Recording made possible by Marian Horosko and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.
Credits (note)
  • Choreography, George Balanchine.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on January 4, 1996, by Penny Ward.
Funding (note)
  • Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Contents
  • Cassette 1 (ca. 62 min). Welcome / by Madeleine M. Nichols, curator of the Dance Collection -- Introduction and beginning of biographical narrative / by Marian Horosko -- Video excerpt: Apollo / filmed by Ann Barzel in 1946 [edited footage of two performances] ; danced by Ballet Theatre: Igor Youskevitch (Apollo), André Eglevsky (Apollo), Alicia Alonso (Terpsichore), Nora Kaye (Polyhymnia), Barbara Fallis (Calliope) -- Video excerpt: Waltz academy / filmed by Barzel in the 1940s ; danced by Nora Kaye, Nana Gollner, Paul Petroff, and others -- Conversation with Zachary Solov and Anna Scarpova Youskevitch. Topics include Dorothie and Catherine Littlefield, American Ballet Caravan, Ballet Imperial, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's staging of Serenade, Igor Youskevitch's contribution to the choreography of Theme and variations.
  • Cassette 2 (ca. 51 min.). Continuation of conversation with Solov and Mme. Youskevitch -- Conversations with Natalie Krassovska and Frederic Franklin. Topics include Les Ballets 1933; Mozartiana; Balanchine's works for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, among them Serenade and Danses concertantes -- Talk on Balanchine and union issues / by Alexander Dubé, American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Comparison of dancers' salaries and benefits in 1946 and 1995-1996; Balanchine's changing attitude towards the unionization of dancers.
  • Cassette 3 (ca. 58 min.). Biographical narrative, continued / by Marian Horosko -- Conversation with Marc Platt. Topics include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo's staging of Serenade, and the musical The lady comes across -- Conversation with Maria Tallchief. Topics include Balanchine's works for the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1947, his teaching in the late 1940s, Symphonie concertante, and his ideas on technique.
  • Cassette 4 (ca. 62 min.). Conversation with Michael Maule and Maria Tallchief. Topics include Firebird; The Nutcracker; Theme and variations; Balanchine's respect for the classics, especially Giselle -- Video excerpts: The four temperaments / filmed by Ann Barzel in 1954 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Todd Bolender (Phlegmatic), Tanaquil Le Clercq (Choleric) ; Jacques d'Amboise, Francisco Moncion, Tallchief and Nicholas Magallanes also appear in the Choleric section -- Divertissements from Raymonda / filmed by Barzel at Chicago Opera House in 1949 ; danced by Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo: Tallchief, Alexandra Danilova, and others -- Theme and variations / from Youskevitch gala, edited by Barzel from her collection of dance films ; danced by Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch -- Symphony in C / filmed by Barzel, ca. 1951 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Patricia Wilde, Frank Hobi, Tallchief, Magallanes, Le Clercq, Melissa Hayden, Moncion, Nora Kaye, and others -- Pas de trois / filmed by Barzel in 1955 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Kaye, Tallchief, and André Eglevsky -- Orpheus / filmed by Barzel, ca. 1951 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Magallanes (Orpheus), Moncion (dark angel), Diana Adams (Eurydice), Le Clercq (leader of the bacchantes), Roy Tobias (Apollo) -- Firebird: pas de deux [and] Sylvia pas de deux / filmed by Carol Lynn at Jacob's Pillow, 1951 / danced by Tallchief and Maule.
  • Cassette 5 (ca. 60 min.). Conversation with Vida Brown. Topics include her duties as ballet mistress with New York City Ballet, Mazurka from A life for the tsar, La Scala's staging of Symphony in C and Bourrée fantasque -- Conversation with Judy Green, Maria Tallchief, and Barbara Walczak. Topics include Tanaquil Le Clercq's bout with polio, and Balanchine's teaching in the 1950s -- Video excerpts: La valse / filmed by Carol Lynn at Jacob's Pillow, 1951 ; danced by Le Clercq and Nicholas Magallanes -- The nutcracker / filmed by Ann Barzel at Chicago Opera House, 1956 [footage of two performances] ; choreography by Balanchine after Ivanov ; danced by New York City Ballet: Yvonne Mounsey and Roy Tobias (Hot chocolate), Francisco Moncion (Coffee), Richard Thomas (Tea), Robert Barnett (Candy canes), Barbara Fallis (Mirlitons), Patricia Wilde (Mirlitons), Edward Bigelow (Mother Ginger), Le Clercq (Dewdrop), Allegra Kent (Dewdrop), Tallchief (Sugar Plum Fairy), Magallanes (her cavalier), and others.
  • Cassette 6 (ca. 59 min.). Video excerpt: Western symphony / filmed by Ann Barzel in 1957 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Patricia Wilde, Herbert Bliss, Melissa Hayden, Nicholas Magallanes, and others -- Conversation with Victoria Simon, Joysanne Sidimus, and Nancy Reynolds. Topics include Balanchine as coach, staging Balanchine's ballets abroad, Balanchine teaching children at the School of American Ballet -- Video excerpts: Episodes / filmed ca. 1968-1973 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Violette Verdy and Jonathan Watts -- Liebeslieder Walzer / filmed ca. 1968-1973 ; danced by New York City Ballet: Verdy, Magallanes, and others -- Talk / by Gregorio Luke, son of Mexican dancer-choreographer Gloria Contreras, who reads a letter and extracts from the diary of Contreras, describing what Balanchine taught her about choreography.
  • Cassette 7 (ca. 24 min.). Conversation with Barbara Weisberger. Topics include her memories of being the first child student at the School of American Ballet, Serenade, Balanchine's teachers' seminars of the early 1960s, and Balanchine's aid and encouragement in the formation of the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-5171
Title
Balanchine [videorecording] : his teaching and classes recounted by members of his companies / produced and moderated by Marian Horosko in conjunction with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Madeleine Nichols, Curator, Dance Collection, [and] Alan Pally, Manager of Public Programs ; sponsored by the Harkness Foundations for Dance.
Imprint
c1996.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Performer
Moderator: Marian Horosko.
Credits
Choreography, George Balanchine.
Event
Videotaped at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, on January 4, 1996, by Penny Ward.
Summary
A look at choreographer George Balanchine in the classroom and rehearsal studio, as remembered by his former dancers, students, and others. In informal conversations with Marian Horosko, also a dancer, the participants share anecdotes and reminiscences about Balanchine as choreographer, teacher, coach, conductor, and in private life. The remembrances span his years with Les Ballets 1933, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Ballet Theatre (later American Ballet Theatre), the Paris Opéra Ballet, and the companies he founded in the U.S.: the American Ballet, American Ballet Caravan, Ballet Society, and New York City Ballet. The talks are interspersed with video excerpts from his ballets, and a continuing biographical narrative presented by Horosko. The program also included excerpts from the documentary Dancing for Mr. B: six Balanchine ballerinas, which could not be videotaped due to rights restrictions.
Funding
Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Local Subject
Partnering in dance.
Ballet -- Anecdotes.
Added Author
Solov, Zachary, 1923- interviewee.
Youskevitch, Anna Scarpova, interviewee.
Krassovska, Natalie, interviewee.
Franklin, Frederic, 1914-2013, interviewee.
Dubé, Alex, speaker.
Platt, Marc, 1913-2014, interviewee.
Tallchief, Maria, dancer.
Tallchief, Maria, interviewee.
Maule, Michael, dancer, interviewee.
Brown, Vida, interviewee.
Green, Judith, interviewee.
Walczak, Barbara, interviewee.
Simon, Victoria, interviewee.
Sidimus, Joysanne, interviewee.
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- interviewee.
Luke, Gregorio, speaker.
Weisberger, Barbara, interviewee.
Youskevitch, Igor, 1912-1994, dancer.
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997, dancer.
Magallanes, Nicholas, dancer.
Le Clercq, Tanaquil, dancer.
Eglevsky, André, dancer.
Contreras, Gloria.
Alonso, Alicia, 1920-2019, dancer.
Kaye, Nora, 1920-1987, dancer.
Moncion, Francisco, dancer.
Adams, Diana, dancer.
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016, dancer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Horosko, Marian, producer, moderator, narrator.
Barzel, Ann, cinematographer.
Lynn, Carol, 1893-1987, cinematographer.
Nichols, Madeleine M., producer.
Pally, Alan J., producer.
Ward, Penny, videographer.
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.
Ballet Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
New York City Ballet.
Harkness Foundations for Dance.
New York Public Library. Dance Collection.
New York Public Library. Public Programs Division.
DHCA.
Balanchine, George. Symphony in C.
Balanchine, George. Valse.
Balanchine, George. Apollo.
Added Title
Waltz academy (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Serenade (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Theme and variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Ballet imperial (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Symphonie concertante (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov)
Raymonda (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Danilova, A after Petipa, M)
Pas de trois [1951] (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Western symphony (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Episodes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-5171
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