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Edward Villella coaching principal roles from Rubies (from Jewels)

Title
Edward Villella coaching principal roles from Rubies (from Jewels) / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Igor Stravinsky ; [coaching by] Edward Villella.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2013.

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Description
1 streaming video file (74 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
Uniform Title
  • Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Alternative Title
  • Rubies
  • Jewels
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
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, Igor Stravinsky (Capriccio for piano and orchestra, 1929) ; costumes, Karinska ; scenery, Peter Harvey ; lighting, Robald Bates ; poduction, Swen Entertainment ; post production, Otterson Creative Media 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)
  • Rubies premiered on April 13, 1965 with Patricia McBride and Edward Villella (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater; Rubies is the middle section of the three-part ballet Jewels. It is sometimes performed as an independent work, often with the title, Capriccio.
Contents
Coaching session: first movement (excerpts) (14 min.) / coach, Edward Villella ; dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado -- Run-through first movement (excerpts) (2 min.) / dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado -- Coaching session: Pas de deux (23 min.) / coach, Edward Villella ; dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado -- Pas de deux complete (6 min.) / dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado -- Coaching session: third movement (excerpts) (6 min.) / coach, Edward Villella ; dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado -- Interview (23 min.) / interviewee, Edward Villella ; interviewer, Nancy Reynolds.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2552
OCLC
883742641
Title
Edward Villella coaching principal roles from Rubies (from Jewels) / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Igor Stravinsky ; [coaching by] Edward Villella.
Production
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2013.
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, Igor Stravinsky (Capriccio for piano and orchestra, 1929) ; costumes, Karinska ; scenery, Peter Harvey ; lighting, Robald Bates ; poduction, Swen Entertainment ; post production, Otterson Creative Media Inc. ; on-line editor, Pedro Padillo ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performer
Interviewer, Nancy Reynolds.
Dancers, Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg and Renato Penteado (principal dancers, Miami City Ballet).
Event
Videotaped in rehearsal and interview at the Miami City Ballet studios, Miami Beach, Florida on 2008 April 14.
Summary
Edward Villella discusses his experience with George Balanchine choreographing Rubies; how Villella becoming more comfortable and confident with this role over the 15-16 years he performed it; Balanchine demonstrating movements; how precise and specific Balanchine was with non-traditional movements; dancing with and partnering Patricia McBride for almost 20 years; Balanchine's partnering style during his choreographic process; Balanchine studying music scores for creating and physicalizing the music; why the pas de deux section in Rubies made the most impact; Villella mentioning in his film, Man who dances, that Rubies was the most demanding role for him; how Villella talked in his autobiography about the qualities that Balanchine saw in him; the complexity of Igor Stravinsky's music; how Villella danced this piece with complicated counts; how Rubies changes for Villella over the years as he was able to listen to the music and became more free; Balanchine's work being so much more than just technique; and comments about Balanchine's quote, "We make the difficult look easy".
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
Rubies premiered on April 13, 1965 with Patricia McBride and Edward Villella (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater; Rubies is the middle section of the three-part ballet Jewels. It is sometimes performed as an independent work, often with the title, Capriccio.
Source
Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Connect to:
Local Subject
Partnering in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Added Author
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Villella, Edward, 1936- teacher.
Villella, Edward, 1936- interviewee.
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- interviewer.
Kronenberg, Jennifer Carlynn, dancer.
Penteado, Renato, dancer.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Capriccio, piano, orchestra.
Swope, Martha, photographer.
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- project director.
Brooks, Virginia Loring, editor.
Hlinka, Nichol, director.
Padilla, Pedro, editor.
Miami City Ballet, dancer.
George Balanchine Foundation, producer.
George Balanchine Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Rubies
Jewels
Container of (work): Jewels (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 2552
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