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Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source

Title
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Léo Delibes ; [coaching by] Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2012.

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Additional Authors
  • Balanchine, George
  • Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016
  • Helgi Tómasson, 1942-
  • Johnson, Robert, 1959-
  • Hyltin, Sterling
  • Garcia, Gonzalo (Ballet dancer)
  • McDill, Nancy
  • Minkus, L., 1826-1917.
  • Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891.
  • Swope, Martha
  • Reynolds, Nancy, 1938-
  • Brooks, Virginia Loring
  • Hlinka, Nichol
  • Otterson, William
  • Clarke, James
  • Padilla, Pedro
  • MacDonald, Jim
  • New York City Ballet, dancer.
  • George Balanchine Foundation, producer.
  • George Balanchine Foundation, donor.
Description
1 streaming video file (110 min.) : sound, color.
Series Statement
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive
Uniform Title
  • Source (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
  • George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters archive.
Alternative Title
Source
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Video.
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
Note
  • Widescreen.
  • Title from opening video credits.
  • La Source was briefly called Pas de Deux: La Source.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video files online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • Music, Léo Delibes (excerpts from La Source, ou Naila, 1866 and Sylvia, ou La Nymphe de Diane, 1876) ; costumes, Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production, Otterson TV, Inc. ; post production, Twenty Two Productions, Inc. ; on-line editor, Jim MacDonald ; 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)
  • La Source premiered on November 23, 1968 with Violette Verdy and John Prinz (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater, Helgi Tomasson later danced the principal male role ; in 1969, La Source was expanded to include sections for a female soloist and ensemble of eight women.
Contents
1st pas de deux: coaching (19 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st pas de deux: run-through (6 min.) / dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st male variation (5 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st female variation (8 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Sterling Hyltin -- 2nd pas de deux: coaching (approximately 16 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd pas de deux: run-through (4 min.) / dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd male variation (5 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd female variation (16 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Sterling Hyltin -- Finale (10 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- Interview (23 min.) / interviewees, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; interviewer, Robert Johnson.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 2553
OCLC
883745278
Title
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source / the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Léo Delibes ; [coaching by] Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson.
Production
New York, N.Y. : George Balanchine Foundation, 2012.
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, Léo Delibes (excerpts from La Source, ou Naila, 1866 and Sylvia, ou La Nymphe de Diane, 1876) ; costumes, Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production, Otterson TV, Inc. ; post production, Twenty Two Productions, Inc. ; on-line editor, Jim MacDonald ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performer
Interviewer, Robert Johnson ; pianist, Nancy McDill.
Dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia (principal dancers, New York City Ballet).
Event
Videotaped during rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2010 November 7.
Summary
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson discuss George Balanchine's La Source; some funny jokes in Balanchine's choreography; the difficult promenades in this work; the accents that help to create the atmosphere; the famous dive at the end; Verdy learning something about herself by being chosen for this role; Tomasson began dancing La Source soon after arriving at New York City Ballet; Tomasson learning from Verdy; the typical Balanchine movement in this work; accomodating the feet and arms for speed; Balanchine bringing out the best in the dancers; the most typical of French School movements in this ballet; Balanchine talking about hands and flowers; the trickiest parts in the choreography; the hardest, most surprising and difficult things for dancers to learn in this work; and how Balanchine knew more about dancers then they knew about themselves.
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
La Source premiered on November 23, 1968 with Violette Verdy and John Prinz (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater, Helgi Tomasson later danced the principal male role ; in 1969, La Source was expanded to include sections for a female soloist and ensemble of eight women.
Source
Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
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Local Subject
Partnering in dance.
Interpretation in dance performance.
Added Author
Balanchine, George, choreographer.
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016, teacher.
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016, interviewee.
Helgi Tómasson, 1942- teacher.
Helgi Tómasson, 1942- interviewee.
Johnson, Robert, 1959- interviewer.
Hyltin, Sterling, dancer.
Garcia, Gonzalo (Ballet dancer), dancer.
McDill, Nancy, instrumentalist.
Minkus, L., 1826-1917. Source.
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891. Sylvia.
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.
MacDonald, Jim, editor.
New York City Ballet, dancer.
George Balanchine Foundation, producer.
George Balanchine Foundation, donor.
Added Title
Source
Container of (work): Source (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 2553
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