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Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie

Title
Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Mikhail Glinka ; [coaching by] Mimi Paul and John Clifford.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2011.

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Additional Authors
  • Balanchine, George
  • Paul, Mimi
  • Clifford, John, 1947-
  • Goldner, Nancy
  • Fairchild, Megan
  • Angle, Jared
  • McDill, Nancy
  • Glinka, M. I. (Mikhail Ivanovich), 1804-1857.
  • Swope, Martha
  • Reynolds, Nancy, 1938-
  • Brooks, Virginia Loring
  • Hlinka, Nichol
  • Otterson, William
  • Clarke, James
  • Padilla, Pedro
  • New York City Ballet, dancer.
  • George Balanchine Foundation, producer.
  • George Balanchine Foundation, donor.
Description
1 streaming video file (82 min.) : sound, color.
Summary
Mimi Paul and John Clifford discuss the music score for this piece that had already been used for 4-5 dances when this piece was created; speed and stamina issues involved with this choreographic work; the technique of the glissade; the dynamic qualities needed for this work; being told by George Balanchine that his teaching was more important than his choreography due to it changing over the years; Nancy Goldner remembering Mimi Paul's jetés during her solo and the thrust of the front leg; Balanchine teaching Clifford how to jeté properly; and Balanchine asking dancers during the choreographic process if they needed breaks in the choreography to catch their breath.
Series Statement
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
Uniform Title
  • Valse-fantaisie (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Alternative Title
Valse-Fantaisie
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Interviews.
  • Nonfiction films.
Note
  • Title from opening video credits.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Music, Mikhail Glinka (Valse-Fantaisie in B Minor, 1839, orchestrated 1856) ; scenery and costumes, Esteban Francés ; costumes executed by Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production and post production, Otterson TV, inc.; on-line editor, Pedro Padillo ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Funding (note)
  • This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.
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 shold be directed in writing to: The George Balanchine Foundation, David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10023." -- Credits.
Source (note)
  • George Balanchine Foundation;
Biography (note)
  • Valse-Fantaisie premiered (as the second section of Glinkiana) on Nov. 23, 1967 with Mimi Paul and John Clifford (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater; from June 1, 1969, Valse-Fantaisie was performed as a separate work: the other sections of Glinkiana were eliminated.
Contents
Coaching session (59 min.) / coaches, Mimi Paul and John Clifford ; dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle -- Run-through (8 min.) / dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle -- Interview (approximately 15 min.) / interviewees, Mimi Paul and John Clifford ; interviewer, Nancy Goldner.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2550
OCLC
  • 883741386
  • 883741386
Title
Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching Valse-Fantaisie / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Mikhail Glinka ; [coaching by] Mimi Paul and John Clifford.
Production
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2011.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
computer
video
Type of Carrier
online resource
Series
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Original Version
Original format: 1 Betacam ; 1/2 in.
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits
Music, Mikhail Glinka (Valse-Fantaisie in B Minor, 1839, orchestrated 1856) ; scenery and costumes, Esteban Francés ; costumes executed by Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production and post production, Otterson TV, inc.; on-line editor, Pedro Padillo ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performer
Interviewer, Nancy Goldner ; pianist, Nancy McDill.
Dancers, Megan Fairchild and Jared Angle (principal dancers, New York City Ballet).
Event
Videotaped in rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2008 November 3.
Funding
This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.
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 shold be directed in writing to: The George Balanchine Foundation, David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, N.Y., 10023." -- Credits.
Biography
Valse-Fantaisie premiered (as the second section of Glinkiana) on Nov. 23, 1967 with Mimi Paul and John Clifford (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater; from June 1, 1969, Valse-Fantaisie was performed as a separate work: the other sections of Glinkiana were eliminated.
Source
Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Local Subject
Partnering in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Added Author
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Paul, Mimi, teacher.
Paul, Mimi, interviewee.
Clifford, John, 1947- teacher.
Clifford, John, 1947- interviewee.
Goldner, Nancy, interviewer.
Fairchild, Megan, dancer.
Angle, Jared, dancer.
McDill, Nancy, instrumentalist.
Glinka, M. I. (Mikhail Ivanovich), 1804-1857. Valse-fantaisie.
Swope, Martha, photographer.
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- project director.
Brooks, Virginia Loring, editor.
Hlinka, Nichol, director.
Otterson, William, technical director.
Clarke, James, videographer.
Padilla, Pedro, videographer.
Padilla, Pedro, editor.
New York City Ballet, dancer.
George Balanchine Foundation, producer.
George Balanchine Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Container of (work): Valse-fantaisie (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 2550
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