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The art of the ballerina

Title
The art of the ballerina [videorecording] / WCBS-TV ; directed by Nick Havinga ; produced by Dan Gallagher ; program conceived and arranged by Walter Terry.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1966 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.

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Description
1 videocassette (27 min.) : sd., b&w NTSC; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Series Statement
Camera three
Uniform Title
  • Swan lake (Choreographic work)
  • Giselle (Choreographic work)
  • Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work)
  • Nutcracker (Choreographic work)
  • Night shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Ariadne (Choreographic work : Ailey)
  • Clair de lune (Choreographic work : Skibine)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • Original telecast date from wrapper.
Credits (note)
  • Writer, Sig Moglen ; sets, Allen Edward Klein.
Performer (note)
  • Host: James Macandrew.
  • Commentary by Walter Terry.
  • Interviewee: Marjorie Tallchief.
Event (note)
  • Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1966.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4617
OCLC
  • 45373150
  • 45373150
Title
The art of the ballerina [videorecording] / WCBS-TV ; directed by Nick Havinga ; produced by Dan Gallagher ; program conceived and arranged by Walter Terry.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : WCBS-TV, 1966 ; Kent, Conn. : Creative Arts Television Archive, c1999.
Series
Camera three
Event
Originally telecast by WCBS-TV on the series Camera three in 1966.
Credits
Writer, Sig Moglen ; sets, Allen Edward Klein.
Performer
Host: James Macandrew.
Commentary by Walter Terry.
Interviewee: Marjorie Tallchief.
Danced by Marjorie Tallchief and James Clouser.
Pianist: Jess Meeker.
Summary
Discussion and demonstration of the function of the ballerina, and the various technical and artistic demands she must meet. To illustrate these points, Marjorie Tallchief, partnered by James Clouser, performs excerpts from Swan lake, Giselle, The sleeping beauty, and The nutcracker, as well as George Balanchine's Night shadow and Alvin Ailey's Ariadne. Contrasting entrances from different ballets depict the dramatic range required of the ballerina. Tallchief demonstrates how the step called pas de bourrée and movements of the arms (port de bras) are used for different expressive purposes, and displays the ballerina's mastery of pantomime and phrasing. With Clouser she demonstrates different examples of partnering. The program closes with a complete performance, in costume, of the pas de deux Clair de lune, choreographed by George Skibine to music by Claude Debussy.
Local Subject
Interpretation in dance performance.
Local Subject
Television. Camera three.
Added Author
Tallchief, Marjorie, 1926- ive, dancer.
Clouser, James. ive, dancer.
Meeker, Jess. Instrumentalist
Terry, Walter. Commentator
Macandrew, James. Host
Havinga, Nick. Director
Gallagher, Dan. Producer
Ailey, Alvin, choreographer.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Skibine, George, 1920-1981, choreographer.
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Composer
CBS Television Network.
Creative Arts Television (Firm)
Added Title
Swan lake (Choreographic work)
Giselle (Choreographic work)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work)
Nutcracker (Choreographic work)
Night shadow (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Ariadne (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Clair de lune (Choreographic work : Skibine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-4617
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