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Fancy free [and] Mother Goose [excerpts] [videorecording] : rehearsals. [May 15, 1990]

Title
Fancy free [and] Mother Goose [excerpts] [videorecording] : rehearsals. [May 15, 1990] / choreography by Jerome Robbins ; music by Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Ravel.
Publication
1990.

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Description
1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (58 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Series Statement
Jerome Robbins Collection
Uniform Title
  • Fancy free (Choreographic work : Robbins)
  • Mother Goose (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Genre/Form
  • Dance rehearsals.
  • Dance.
  • Video.
Note
  • No time/date code on frame.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in New York City Ballet studio rehearsals, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, on May 15, 1990.
Funding (note)
  • Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biography (note)
  • Fancy free and Mother Goose were both performed during the New York City Ballet's festival of Jerome Robbins' ballets in June, 1990.
Contents
Fancy free rehearsal (ca. 40 min.) -- Mother Goose rehearsal (ca. 20 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6568 JRC
Title
Fancy free [and] Mother Goose [excerpts] [videorecording] : rehearsals. [May 15, 1990] / choreography by Jerome Robbins ; music by Leonard Bernstein and Maurice Ravel.
Imprint
1990.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Jerome Robbins Collection
Performer
Fancy free. Rehearsed by Robert La Fosse, Damian Woetzel, Tom Gold.
Mother Goose. Rehearsed by members of New York City Ballet, including Stacy Caddell, Michael Byars, Ethan Stiefel, Tracy Bennett, Tom Gold, Albert Evans, Katrina Killian, William Otto, Russell Kaiser, Teresa Reyes, Brian Reeder.
Event
Videotaped in New York City Ballet studio rehearsals, in rehearsal clothes, with piano accompaniment, on May 15, 1990.
Summary
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, directs a rehearsal of excerpts from Fancy free. The opening of the ballet, from the sailors' entrance to the entrance of the first girl, is rehearsed with many repetitions. The first girl's role is danced by Jean-Pierre Frohlich. Robbins demonstrates choreography and discusses the interpretation of particular steps. At the beginning of the tape, Robbins talks about the way the music for the ballet was composed.
Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Jean-Pierre Frohlich, directs a rehearsal of excerpts from Mother Goose. Most of the rehearsal covers the section from the opening of the ballet through the entrance of the Blackamoors. There are brief rehearsals of the Chinese segment and the ending of the ballet.
Funding
Preservation made possible in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biography
Fancy free and Mother Goose were both performed during the New York City Ballet's festival of Jerome Robbins' ballets in June, 1990.
Added Author
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer. Director
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Fancy free.
Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Ma mère l'oye (Ballet)
Frohlich, Jean Pierre. drt, dancer.
La Fosse, Robert, dancer.
Woetzel, Damian, dancer.
Gold, Tom, dancer.
Caddell, Stacy, dancer.
Byars, Michael, dancer.
Bennett, Tracy, dancer.
Stiefel, Ethan, dancer.
Evans, Albert, 1970- dancer.
Killian, Katrina, dancer.
Otto, William, 1958- dancer.
Kaiser, Russell, dancer.
Reyes, Teresa (Ballet dancer), dancer.
Reeder, Brian, dancer.
New York City Ballet.
Added Title
Fancy free (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Mother Goose (Choreographic work : Robbins)
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-6568 JRC
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