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Boys @ the Barre : Interviews

Title
Boys @ the Barre : Interviews, 1998 / interviewees, Kevin McKenzie, Ethan Stiefel and Joaquin De Luz.
Publication
[1998]

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
Found In
Jelko Yuresha papers.
Description
1 streaming video file (58 min.) : sound, color.
Alternative Title
  • Boys at the Barre
  • Jelko Yuresha papers. Moving image materials.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Filmed dance.
  • Filmed interviews.
  • Video.
  • Dance.
  • Interviews.
Note
  • Title from original VHS cassette label.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Source (note)
  • donated by Jelko Yuresha and Belinda Wright,
Contents
Interview with Kevin McKenzie (Artistic Director, ABT) (36 min.) -- Interview with Ethan Stiefel (principal dancer, ABT) (16 min.) -- Interview with Joaquin De Luz (soloist, ABT) [ends abruptly] (approximately 6 min.).
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7556
OCLC
935390652
Title
Boys @ the Barre : Interviews, 1998 / interviewees, Kevin McKenzie, Ethan Stiefel and Joaquin De Luz.
Production
[1998]
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Access
Patrons can access streaming video online only at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Event
Videotaped during interviews at ABT studio, New York, N.Y., 1998.
Summary
Kevin McKenzie talks about the abundance of strong male dancers in American Ballet Theatre (ABT); the revival of Variations for Four by Anton Dolin; acceptance of men as ballet dancers; McKenzie bringing the theater back into ABT and the elevation of technique; nurturing dancers and making a star (a complete artist) by finding the right package and working on their weaknesses and strengths; pushing individual artists and their talent; public relating to a particular star dancer; creating excitement and bringing the audience back, and the current exciting group of dancers that draw the audience in; traditional catagories for men in ballet and how men dancers are not fitting into those catagories; McKenzie's experience as a dancer helping him as artistic director of ABT; ABT has always been a deep and rich artistic institution; focusing on the institutional side of things to move forward; chemistry is crucial to making a good company; McKenzie having a dream about the Met and having a second season in New York with season focusing on new work. Ethan Stiefel discusses becoming a ballet dancer as a child because of his sister; studying at School of American Ballet (SAB) and School of Classical Ballet with Baryshnikov; taking class with Stanley Williams as a male dancer; how does it feel to dance classical ballet roles and what led him to ABT after dancing with New York City Ballet (NYCB); liking all types of dance and wanting to do modern dance; dealing with stress and injuries; dancing Variations for Four and what makes it interesting; all the incredible men dancers at ABT now from all over the world and how it is generating excitement; partnering work and not taking a subservient attitude, along with the importance of chemistry; stereotypes with being a ballet dancer in Wisconsin as a child; the importance and rewards of expressing yourself while performing; and difference between ballet and sports. Joaquin De Luz talks about becoming a ballet dancer as a child and joining Victor Ullate Ballet at the age of 15; coming to New York after winning a competition; recently becoming a soloist with ABT and what he loves about expressing himself as a dancer; performing with his brother-in-law Angel Corella; his dream role being Basil in Don Q; being a male ballet dancer in Spain and how it affected his friendships; and knowing Angel Corella since he was nine years old.
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
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Added Author
McKenzie, Kevin, interviewee.
Stiefel, Ethan, interviewee.
De Luz, Joaquin, 1976- interviewee.
Yuresha, Jelko, donor.
Wright, Belinda, 1929-2007, donor.
Added Title
Boys at the Barre
Jelko Yuresha papers. Moving image materials.
Found In:
Jelko Yuresha papers.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-7556
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