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DanceNY. Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse

Title
DanceNY. Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse [videorecording] / WNYE ; Dance Magazine ; a production of Seahorse Films in association with Thirteen/WNET ; directed by Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson ; produced by Anne Belle.
Publication
Brooklyn, N.Y. : WNYE, 2003.

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1 videocassette (VHS, NTSC) (116 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine.
Series Statement
DanceNY
Uniform Title
  • Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse (Motion picture)
  • Movements for piano and orchestra (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Meditation (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Monumentum pro Gesualdo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Midsummer night's dream (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Béjart)
  • Tzigane (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Mozartiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Vienna waltzes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • Dance magazine.
Alternative Title
  • Dance New York. Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse
  • Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Biographies.
  • Autobiographical films and programs.
  • Documentaries and factual films and programs.
  • Video.
Note
  • Logo of WNYE appears intermittently on frame.
  • Title on original container: Dance New York.
  • For a commercially released version of the film, without the additional introduction, interview, or preview, see: *MGZIDVD 5-26 Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse.
Credits (note)
  • Co-producer, Catherine Tambini ; editor, Deborah Dickson ; cinematographer, Don Lenzer ; executive producer, David S. Singer ; sound recordist, Peter Miller.
  • Credits for WNYE telecast: executive producer, Barbara Paige Kaplan ; script writer and commentator, Wendy Perron.
Performer (note)
  • Interviewees: Suzanne Farrell, with Donna Holly, Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, Paul Mejia, Edward Villella, Maurice Béjart, Marie-Christine Mouis [voice-over].
  • Host for WNYE telecast: Susan Jaffe.
  • Interviewee on WNYE telecast: Heléne Alexopoulos.
  • Commentator on WNYE telecast: Wendy Perron.
Event (note)
  • Telecast by WNYE-TV, Channel 25, Brooklyn, N.Y., on the series DanceNY, on March 6, 2003.
Contents
Dance excerpts (choreography by George Balanchine, except Romeo and Juliet): Movements for piano and orchestra (b&w) / danced in studio rehearsal by Suzanne Farrell, Jacques d'Amboise, and others -- Meditation (b&w) / danced by Farrell and d'Amboise -- Apollo (b&w) / danced by Farrell and d'Amboise -- Monumentum pro Gesualdo / studio rehearsal with Maria Calegari -- Don Quixote (b&w) / danced by Farrell and George Balanchine -- Scotch symphony (b&w) / danced by Farrell -- A midsummer night's dream / film version ; danced by Farrell with Conrad Ludlow (Titania's cavalier) and Richard Rapp (Bottom) -- Slaughter on Tenth Avenue / studio rehearsal with Heléne Alexopoulos -- Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (b&w) / danced by Farrell and Arthur Mitchell -- Concerto barocco (b&w) / danced by Farrell, Ludlow, and ensemble -- Romeo and Juliet / choreography, Maurice Béjart ; danced by Farrell and Jorge Dunn -- Tzigane / studio rehearsal with Isabelle Guérin and Jean-Yves Lormeau, Paris Opéra Ballet -- Tzigane / danced by Farrell and Peter Martins -- Tzigane / danced by Guérin (entrance only) -- Diamonds [from Jewels] / danced by Farrell and Peter Martins -- [Robert Schumann's] Davidsbündlertänze / danced by Farrell and d'Amboise -- Mozartiana / studio rehearsal with Susan Jaffe -- Chaconne / danced by Farrell and Martins -- Vienna waltzes / danced by Farrell -- Chaconne / studio rehearsal with Marie-Christine Mouis.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-7589
OCLC
NYPY04-F287
Title
DanceNY. Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse [videorecording] / WNYE ; Dance Magazine ; a production of Seahorse Films in association with Thirteen/WNET ; directed by Anne Belle and Deborah Dickson ; produced by Anne Belle.
Imprint
Brooklyn, N.Y. : WNYE, 2003.
Series
DanceNY
Event
Telecast by WNYE-TV, Channel 25, Brooklyn, N.Y., on the series DanceNY, on March 6, 2003.
Credits
Co-producer, Catherine Tambini ; editor, Deborah Dickson ; cinematographer, Don Lenzer ; executive producer, David S. Singer ; sound recordist, Peter Miller.
Credits for WNYE telecast: executive producer, Barbara Paige Kaplan ; script writer and commentator, Wendy Perron.
Performer
Interviewees: Suzanne Farrell, with Donna Holly, Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, Paul Mejia, Edward Villella, Maurice Béjart, Marie-Christine Mouis [voice-over].
Dancers appearing in performance and rehearsal excerpts: Suzanne Farrell, George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Maria Calegari, Conrad Ludlow, Richard Rapp, Heléne Alexopoulos, Arthur Mitchell, Jorge Donn, Isabelle Guérin, Jean-Yves Lormeau, Peter Martins, Susan Jaffe, Marie-Christine Mouis.
Host for WNYE telecast: Susan Jaffe.
Interviewee on WNYE telecast: Heléne Alexopoulos.
Commentator on WNYE telecast: Wendy Perron.
Summary
Telecast of a film originally released in 1996; includes additional introduction, interview, and preview of dance events by Wendy Perron. Profile of the ballerina Suzanne Farrell, most of it told in her own words, focusing on her complex and often troubled professional and private relationship with choreographer George Balanchine. She describes their collaboration, beginning with Movements for piano and orchestra (1963) in which she replaced Diana Adams as creator of the principal female role. She discusses her marriage to dancer Paul Mejia, which led to a break with Balanchine and her departure from New York City Ballet in 1970; her engagement with Maurice Béjart's Ballet du XXe Siècle; and her return to New York City Ballet in 1974. She discusses Tzigane, the first ballet Balanchine created for her upon her return; her partnership with dancer Peter Martins; and the ballets Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze, Vienna Waltzes and Mozartiana. In conclusion, she talks about her reactions to Balanchine's death, her retirement from performing, and her role in preserving his legacy by teaching and staging his ballets. Additional insights are provided by her mother, Donna Holly; Mejia; Jacques d'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, Edward Villella, and Béjart. The documentary is profusely illustrated with excerpts of her past performances, and footage of her rehearsing various dancers in ballets from the Balanchine repertory.
Added Author
Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- dancer interviewee.
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Balanchine, George, dancer.
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-2021, dancer.
D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934-2021, interviewee.
Calegari, Maria, dancer.
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- dancer.
Mitchell, Arthur, 1934- interviewee.
Ludlow, Conrad, dancer.
Rapp, Richard, dancer.
Alexopoulos, Helene, dancer interviewee.
Mejia, Paul, interviewee.
Villella, Edward, 1936- interviewee.
Béjart, Maurice, choreographer interviewee.
Donn, Jorge, dancer.
Guérin, Isabelle, 1961- dancer.
Lormeau, Jean Yves, dancer.
Martins, Peter, 1946- dancer.
Jaffe, Susan, dancer host.
Mouis, Marie Christine, dancer interviewee.
Kaplan, Barbara Paige. Producer
Perron, Wendy. Author commentator.
Belle, Anne, director Producer
Dickson, Deborah, director Film editor
Tambini, Catherine. Producer
Lenzer, Don. Cinematographer
School of American Ballet.
New York City Ballet.
Ballet du XXe siècle (Belgium)
Opéra de Paris. Ballet.
Seahorse Films.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
WNYE (Television station : Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Balanchine, George. Apollo
Balanchine, George. Scotch symphony.
Added Title
Dance New York. Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse [videorecording]
Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse [videorecording]
Suzanne Farrell, elusive muse (Motion picture)
Movements for piano and orchestra (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Meditation (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Monumentum pro Gesualdo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Midsummer night's dream (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Béjart)
Tzigane (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Mozartiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Chaconne (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Vienna waltzes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Dance magazine.
Gift of Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-7589
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