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Alonzo King - Poet of Dance
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directed by Marita Stocker, fl. 2010-2017; produced by Erwin Sturzer, fl. 2003 and Torsten Bönnhoff, fl. 2012, Monarda Arts, ZDF Television and 3Sat; performed by Caroline Rocher, fl. 1999, Courtney Henry, fl. 2011, Zack Tang, 1988-, Kara Wilkes, fl. 2001, Laurel Keen, fl. 2002, Ricardo Zayas, fl. 2005, Victor M. Arellano, 1978-, Meredith Webster, 1982-, Michael Montgomery, fl. 2010, David Harvey, fl. 2008, Keelan Whitmore, fl. 2001, Kim Yujin, fl. 2005 and Ashley Jackson, 1987-, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, in Alonzo King - Poet of Dance (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: ArtHaus Musik, 2012), 52 mins
The choreographer Alonzo King, acclaimed as “one of the few, true Ballet Masters of our times” by world-famous William Forsythe, works with his company The Alonzo King LINES Ballet in San Francisco. Before founding LINES Ballet in 1982 King has been working for companies around the world, including the Frankfu...
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directed by Marita Stocker, fl. 2010-2017; produced by Erwin Sturzer, fl. 2003 and Torsten Bönnhoff, fl. 2012, Monarda Arts, ZDF Television and 3Sat; performed by Caroline Rocher, fl. 1999, Courtney Henry, fl. 2011, Zack Tang, 1988-, Kara Wilkes, fl. 2001, Laurel Keen, fl. 2002, Ricardo Zayas, fl. 2005, Victor M. Arellano, 1978-, Meredith Webster, 1982-, Michael Montgomery, fl. 2010, David Harvey, fl. 2008, Keelan Whitmore, fl. 2001, Kim Yujin, fl. 2005 and Ashley Jackson, 1987-, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, in Alonzo King - Poet of Dance (Halle, Saxony-Anhalt: ArtHaus Musik, 2012), 52 mins
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Introduction
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; composed by Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; performed by Dame Alicia Markova, 1910-2004 and Iohna Loots, fl. 1995; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: DAME ALICIA MARKOVA Recreating Excerpts from Le Chant du Rossignol (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 9 mins
Dame Alicia Markova reconstructs George Balanchine's choreography for the role of the Nightingale, which she created in his ballet Le chant du rossignol (The song of the nightingale) for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1925. She begins by describing the action (based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderse...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; composed by Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; performed by Dame Alicia Markova, 1910-2004 and Iohna Loots, fl. 1995; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: DAME ALICIA MARKOVA Recreating Excerpts from Le Chant du Rossignol (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 9 mins
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'Raymonda' Act III Male Solo, Segment 1
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Frederic Franklin, 1914-2013 and Nikolaj Hübbe, 1967-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating a male solo from Raymonda Act III (1946) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 10 mins
Frederic Franklin, a former premier danseur of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, works in the studio with Nikolaj Hübbe, a principal dancer of New York City Ballet, on the male variation from the Pas Classique Hongrois from Raymonda, Act III. The variation was choreographed by George Balanchine for Franklin, altho...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Frederic Franklin, 1914-2013 and Nikolaj Hübbe, 1967-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: FREDERIC FRANKLIN recreating a male solo from Raymonda Act III (1946) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 10 mins
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'Apollo' Pas de deux - Segment 1
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013, Maria Terezia Balogh and Todd Edson; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Apollo, and Swan Lake, with PAUL MEJIA (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 11 mins
Maria Tallchief first danced the role of Terpsichore in Apollo in 1947, and created the role of Odette, the swan queen, in Balanchine's version of Swan lake in 1951. She coaches Maria Terezia Balogh and Todd Edson in the pas de deux of Terpsichore and Apollo, then works with Balogh on Terpsichore's variation. Foll...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013, Maria Terezia Balogh and Todd Edson; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Apollo, and Swan Lake, with PAUL MEJIA (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 11 mins
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'Firebird' Berceuse - Segment 1
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Helene Alexopoulos; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF, coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus (Firebird Berceuse; Eurydice’s solo) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 11 mins
Maria Tallchief, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, coaches a current principal, Heléne Alexopoulos, in excerpts from the leading roles she created in two ballets choreographed by George Balanchine to the music of Igor Stravinsky: Firebird (1949) and Orpheus (1948). In the interview secti...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1971; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Helene Alexopoulos; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF, coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus (Firebird Berceuse; Eurydice’s solo) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 11 mins
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Sugar Plum Fairy Variation (partial): Coaching session
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choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Jennie Somogyi; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 11 mins
Maria Tallchief, who created the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine's version of The nutcracker for the New York City Ballet in 1954, coaches young dancers in excerpts from the ballet. In the interview sections, she analyzes details of the choreography and describes the way in which Balanchine taugh...
choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Jennie Somogyi; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 11 mins
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'The Four Temperaments', Second Variation: Sanguinic - Segment 1
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013, Wendy Whelan, 1967- and Damian Woetzel, 1967-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching "Sanguinic" variation from The Four Temperaments and Sylvia: Pas de Deux (ballerina solo) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 10 mins
Maria Tallchief danced the Sanguinic pas de deux with Nicholas Magallanes in Ballet Society's second performance of The four temperaments, and created the ballerina role in Sylvia pas de deux, partnered by Magallanes, for New York City Ballet in 1950. She works on fine points of the choreography of these ballets w...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013, Wendy Whelan, 1967- and Damian Woetzel, 1967-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching "Sanguinic" variation from The Four Temperaments and Sylvia: Pas de Deux (ballerina solo) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 10 mins
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'Donizetti Variations', Principals' first entrance
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Gaetano Donizetti, 1797-1848; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006, Peter Boal, 1965- and Gillian Murphy, 1979-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MELISSA HAYDEN coaching excerpts from Donizetti Variations (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 7 mins
Melissa Hayden, who created the ballerina role in Donizetti variations in its premiere in 1960, coaches Peter Boal and Gillian Murphy in the choreography performed by the two principal dancers, including their first entrance, their pas de deux (adagio, ballerina variation, and coda), and the ballerina variation da...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Gaetano Donizetti, 1797-1848; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006, Peter Boal, 1965- and Gillian Murphy, 1979-; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MELISSA HAYDEN coaching excerpts from Donizetti Variations (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 7 mins
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'Stars & Stripes' pas de deux: Entrance & Adagio, segment 1
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composed by John Philip Sousa, 1854-1932; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006, Gillian Murphy, 1979- and Charles Askegard, fl. 1987; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MELISSA HAYDEN coaching the pas de deux from Stars & Stripes (George Balanchine Foundation, 2002), 10 mins
Melissa Hayden, who created the female role in the pas de deux of George Balanchine's Stars and stripes with Jacques d'Amboise for the New York City Ballet in 1958, coaches Charles Askegard and Gillian Murphy in this pas de deux. In the interview section, she discusses the creation of Stars and stripes, the musica...
composed by John Philip Sousa, 1854-1932; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Melissa Hayden, 1923-2006, Gillian Murphy, 1979- and Charles Askegard, fl. 1987; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MELISSA HAYDEN coaching the pas de deux from Stars & Stripes (George Balanchine Foundation, 2002), 10 mins
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'Raymonda Variations', Variation IV - Segment 1
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Patricia Wilde, 1928- and Blythe T. Roycroft; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Raymonda Variations (2 ballerina variations; pas de deux) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 16 mins
Patricia Wilde, who created the principal ballerina's role in George Balanchine's Raymonda variations (then titled Valses et variations) for the New York City Ballet in 1961, coaches young dancers in the two ballerina variations and pas de deux from the ballet. In the interview sections, she analyzes details of th...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Patricia Wilde, 1928- and Blythe T. Roycroft; in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: PATRICIA WILDE coaching excerpts from Raymonda Variations (2 ballerina variations; pas de deux) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 16 mins
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