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Merrill Ashley coaching principal roles from Ballo della regina [videorecording]

Title
Merrill Ashley coaching principal roles from Ballo della regina [videorecording] / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate editor, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Giuseppe Verdi ; [coaching by] Merrill Ashley.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, c2011, 2005.

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Description
2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
Uniform Title
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Alternative Title
Ballo della Regina
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
  • Interviews.
  • Video.
Note
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players and drives.
  • The excerpts from Ballo della regina are presented in the order in which they appear in the ballet.
  • Merrill Ashley discusses how the scenerio influenced this ballet, the importance of footwork, how height differences influence this ballet, George Balanchine's use of big expansive steps, how she influenced and changed the choreography, how the music's speed created musicality issues, changes made to the choreography and spacing for the televised version due to camera angles and slippery floor, and the addition of fouette turns for the televised show which remained in the ballet.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in rehearsal at New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, April 3-4, 2005.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Terms of Use (note)
  • "This tape has been produced for archival purposes with released funds from the Nancy Remick Reynolds Endowment for the George Balanchine Foundation. Requests for any other use of the material should be directed in writing to: The George Balanchine Foundation, 161 West 61st Street, New York, NY 10023." -- Credits.
Source (note)
  • George Balanchine Foundation;
Biography (note)
  • Ballo della regina premiered on January 12, 1978, by the New York City Ballet, at the New York City State Theater, with Merrill Ashley and Robert Weiss.
Contents
  • Disc 1 (112 min.). First entrance: coaching session (11 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- First entrance: run-through (1 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz -- Cadenza: coaching session (9 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Pas de deux: coaching session (20 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Cadenza and pas de deux: run-through (3 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz -- First male variation: coaching session and run-through (9 min.) / danced by Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- First female variation: coaching session (30 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- First female variation: run-through (2 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller -- Second male variation: coaching session and run-through (7 min.) / danced by Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Second female variation: coaching session (19 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Second female variation: run-through (1 min.) danced by Ana Sophia Scheller -- Third male variation: coaching session and run-through (2 min.) / danced by Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley.
  • Disc 2 (58 min.). Third female variation: coaching session (15 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Third female variation: run-through (1 min.) danced by Ana Sophia Scheller -- Finale: coaching session (20 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz ; coached by Merrill Ashley -- Finale: run-through (3 min.) / danced by Ana Sophia Scheller and Joaquin De Luz -- Interview: Merrill Ashley with Deborah Jowitt (19 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6394
OCLC
723164836
Title
Merrill Ashley coaching principal roles from Ballo della regina [videorecording] / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate editor, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Giuseppe Verdi ; [coaching by] Merrill Ashley.
Imprint
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, c2011, 2005.
Series
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Event
Videotaped in rehearsal at New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, April 3-4, 2005.
Performer
Danced by Ana Sophia Scheller (soloist, New York City Ballet) and Joaquin De Luz (principal dancer, New York City Ballet).
Interviewer, Deborah Jowitt ; pianist, Nancy McDill.
System Details
DVD.
Terms Of Use
"This tape has been produced for archival purposes with released funds from the Nancy Remick Reynolds Endowment for the George Balanchine Foundation. Requests for any other use of the material should be directed in writing to: The George Balanchine Foundation, 161 West 61st Street, New York, NY 10023." -- Credits.
Biography
Ballo della regina premiered on January 12, 1978, by the New York City Ballet, at the New York City State Theater, with Merrill Ashley and Robert Weiss.
Source
Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; June 20, 2011. NN-PD
Local Subject
Partnering in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Added Author
Ashley, Merrill. Interviewee
Ashley, Merrill. Teacher
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Scheller, Ana Sophia, dancer.
De Luz, Joaquin, 1976- dancer.
Jowitt, Deborah, interviewer.
McDill, Nancy. Musician
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- Director
Brooks, Virginia Loring. Editor
Hlinka, Nichol. Editor
George Balanchine Foundation.
New York City Ballet.
George Balanchine Foundation. Donor
Added Title
Ballo della Regina
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-6394
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