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The Art of Pointework, Level 2
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directed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Ashlee Knapp, 1987- (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2000), 48 mins
Judy Weiss tells you all about the construction of the pointe shoe and how to find the shoe for you. Ashlee Knapp, now dancing with The New York City Ballet, shows you special foot and ankle strengthening exercises, how to correctly prepare your shoe and foot, and how to tie your ribbons. Finis and Ashlee show you...
directed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Ashlee Knapp, 1987- (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2000), 48 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: The Barre - Part 1
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directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004 and Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 53 mins
Drawing upon their experience as principal dancers with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, Suki Schorer and Merrill Ashley provide a detailed analysis and demonstration of ballet barre exercises, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of American Balle...
directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004 and Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 53 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: FREDERIC FRANKLIN and STANLEY ZOMPAKOS recreating excerpts from Mozartiana (1945)
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Frederic Franklin, 1914-2013, Stanley Zompakos, Nikolaj Hübbe, 1967-, Julie Kent, 1969- and Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 46 mins
Stanley Zompakos and Frederic Franklin, who created their respective roles in George Balanchine's Mozartiana in 1945 for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, coach Nikolaj Hübbe, Julie Kent, and Christopher Barksdale. In the interview sections, Zompakos discusses how Balanchine recreated the gigue role with him, Bala...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Frederic Franklin, 1914-2013, Stanley Zompakos, Nikolaj Hübbe, 1967-, Julie Kent, 1969- and Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 46 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: JILLANA coaching excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by George Balanchine Foundation; performed by Jillana, fl. 1947-2011, Tyler Angle and Janie Taylor, 1980-, in Coaching Excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2013), 1 hour 13 mins
Jillana coaching two principal roles from Liebeslieder Walzer
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by George Balanchine Foundation; performed by Jillana, fl. 1947-2011, Tyler Angle and Janie Taylor, 1980-, in Coaching Excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2013), 1 hour 13 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching excerpts from Pas de Dix (ballerina variation; excerpt from finale)
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Jennie Somogyi (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 26 mins
Interview with Maria Tallchief. Tallchief, who created the principal ballerina's role in George Balanchine's Pas de dix, first presented by the New York City Ballet in 1955, compares this ballet with Balanchine's earlier Raymonda (1946), staged with Alexandra Danilova for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She discu...
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, 1865-1936; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 and Jennie Somogyi (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 26 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MIMI PAUL and JOHN CLIFFORD coaching principal roles from Valse Fantaisie
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; performed by Megan Fairchild, fl. 2008, Jared Angle, fl. 1996, John Clifford, fl. 1966 and Mimi Paul, in Coaching Principal Roles from Valse-Fantaisie (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
Mimi Paul and John Clifford coaching principal roles from Valse Fantaisie
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; performed by Megan Fairchild, fl. 2008, Jared Angle, fl. 1996, John Clifford, fl. 1966 and Mimi Paul, in Coaching Principal Roles from Valse-Fantaisie (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2011), 1 hour 22 mins
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Center Class 'C': Turning Connecting Movements
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directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 55 mins
Count-by-count, Finis Jhung and Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre show you how to connect individual steps in 12 different center combinations that build and progress from adagio to coda. This video reveals how successfully producing beautiful lines, balanced turns, and light jumps depends on the way y...
directed by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Dennis Diamond, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (Ballet Dynamics, 1995), 55 mins
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Classic Classes: Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Pointe Class
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choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
Teach it or take it, this class is a beauty. Finis works with the elegant Johanna Snyder of The American Ballet Theatre in a simply structured class on pointe that begins with Finis presenting and showing each barre exercise and then standing by and coaching Johanna as she beautifully demonstrates. In center floor...
choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Finis Jhung, 1937-; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Johanna Snyder (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2007), 1 hour 17 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Intermediate Centerwork on Jumps
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directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 1 hour 2 mins
Finis teaches you how to execute connecting movements, or linking steps, such as the glissade and pas de bourrée, so that they become preparations for the little jumps — petit allegro — that are a highpoint of every class. Finis shows each exercise, step-by-step, count-by-count, and then Saige does it. Finis...
directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 1 hour 2 mins
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The Finis Jhung Ballet Technique: Intermediate Centerwork on Turns
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directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 58 mins
If you’ve never done a pirouette, or are having trouble turning, this is for you. You begin slowly, making half and full turns on two feet (assemblé soutenu); next, you make a full turn slowly on a flat foot (promenade); you add movement to the extended leg (grand rond de jambe) in another promenade; you will i...
directed by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; choreographed by Finis Jhung, 1937-; produced by Robert Santangelo, fl. 2005; performed by Finis Jhung, 1937- and Saige Miller (New York, NY: Ballet Dynamics, 2005), 58 mins
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