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La Valse
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directed by Margaret Williams, 1950-; conducted by Emmanuel Plasson; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Royal Opera House, London, England; performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton (London, England: Opus Arte), 15 mins
Frederick Ashton, Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet, was one of the 20th century's most influential choreographers, whose musical, subtle and graceful style and extraordinary gift for storytelling had a profound impact on the development of British ballet. This special programme, performed at the Royal Ope...
directed by Margaret Williams, 1950-; conducted by Emmanuel Plasson; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; produced by Royal Opera House, London, England; performed by Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Royal Ballet, in Ashton Celebration: The Royal Ballet Dances Frederick Ashton (London, England: Opus Arte), 15 mins
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Awakening Pas de Deux
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directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 7 mins
Founder choreographer of The Royal Ballet, Frederick Ashton created more than 100 ballets over a 60 year career. Showcasing three of his shorter works, this disc reflects the breadth of his sophisticated, elegant and widely popular style. Les Patineurs evokes the Edwardian skating rink, with all its youthful charm...
directed by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; produced by Andy King-Dabbs, fl. 2000, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (London, England: Opus Arte, 2011), 7 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: HELGI TOMASSON coaching the male variation from Divertimento from Baiser de la Fee
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Helgi Tomasson, 1942- and Gonzalo Garcia (George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 28 mins
Helgi Tomasson discusses creating Baiser de le fée with George Balanchine, how this variation was developed, the most challenging aspect of this variation, the small amount of narrative discussed by Balanchine, the addition of a new ending, the costumes used for this work, the atmosphere at the time of the Stravi...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Helgi Tomasson, 1942- and Gonzalo Garcia (George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 28 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: KARIN VON AROLDINGEN coaching excerpts from Robert Schumann's Davidsbündlertänze
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Karin von Aroldingen, 1941-, Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 56 mins
1. Pas de deux (19 min.) / danced by Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 2. Female solo (28 min.) / danced by Jenifer Ringer ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 3. Dance (Schumann's frenzy) / danced by Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard ; coached by Karin von Aroldingen -- 4....
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Karin von Aroldingen, 1941-, Jenifer Ringer and Charles Askegard, fl. 1987 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 56 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIA TALLCHIEF coaching principal roles from Allegro Brillante
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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, Deanna Seay, 1972- and Mikhail Nikitine (George Balanchine Foundation, 2002), 1 hour 33 mins
Maria Tallchief, who created the principal role in George Balanchine's Allegro brillante in 1956 for the New York City Ballet, coaches the Miami City Ballet dancers in the principal roles. In the interview section, she discusses the creation of Allegro brillante, the importance of épaulement and port de bras, and...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013, Deanna Seay, 1972- and Mikhail Nikitine (George Balanchine Foundation, 2002), 1 hour 33 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MARIE-JEANNE coaching Concerto Barocco, with JOHN TARAS, and SUKI SCHORER
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directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Marie-Jeanne, 1920-2008, John Taras, 1919-2004, Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 56 mins
Features Marie-Jeanne and John Taras instructing Suki Schorer and students of the School of American Ballet in the original version of Balanchine's choreographic work Concerto barocco. Interviewers ask Marie and John about performing this back in the 1940's and the differences in choreography then and now.
directed by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Marie-Jeanne, 1920-2008, John Taras, 1919-2004, Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2008), 1 hour 56 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: TODD BOLENDER coaching 'Phlegmatic' Variation from The Four Temperaments
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composed by Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Todd Bolender, 1914-2006, Albert Evans, fl. 1988 and Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987 (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 52 mins
The recording begins with Albert Evans's performance of the present-day version of the Phlegmatic variation from The four temperaments. He is then coached in the original version by Todd Bolender, who created the role in the ballet's premiere by Ballet Society at the Central High School of Needle Trades, New York...
composed by Paul Hindemith, 1895-1963; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Todd Bolender, 1914-2006, Albert Evans, fl. 1988 and Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987 (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 52 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: TODD BOLENDER recreating Renard (1947) with James Jordan
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Todd Bolender, 1914-2006, Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987, Sean Duus, Anthony Krutzkamp and Paris Wilcox, Kansas City Ballet (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 43 mins
Todd Bolender, who created the Fox role in George Balanchine's Renard for the New York City Ballet in 1947, reconstructs this dance on his Kansas City Ballet company. In the two interview sections, he discusses the creation, movement quality, and costumes of Renard and the reaction to the music score, how he appro...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Todd Bolender, 1914-2006, Christopher Barksdale, fl. 1987, Sean Duus, Anthony Krutzkamp and Paris Wilcox, Kansas City Ballet (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 43 mins
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Le Corsaire
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directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Adolphe Adam, 1803-1856; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 9 mins
Ballets in Profile: The Kirov Ballet St. Petersburg: Chopiniana, Petrushka, Barber’s Adagio, Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux), The Fairy Doll, Markitenka (Pas de Six), Paquita Not just in insider circles, the Russian Kirov Ballet of St. Petersburg is considered one of the world"s leading ballet ensembles. On this DVD v...
directed by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; composed by Adolphe Adam, 1803-1856; conducted by Viktor Fedotov, 1933-2001; choreographed by Marius Petipa, 1818-1910; designed by Ves Harper, 1940-2004, Jørgen S. Johannessen; produced by Thomas Grimm, 1942-; performed by Igor Zelenski, 1969-, Yelena Pankova, Farukh Ruzimatov, 1963-, Lyubov Kunakova, 1951-, Eldar Aliev, fl. 1992, Yelena Yevteyeva, 1947-, Sergei Vikharev, 1962-2017, Konstantin Zaklinsky, 1955-, Altynai Asylmuratova, 1961-, Larissa Lezhnina, 1969- and Yulia Makhalina, 1968-, Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov), St Petersburg and Mariinsky Ballet (ArtHaus Musik, 1991), 9 mins
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Divertissements
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composed by Jules Emile Frédéric Massenet, 1842-1912, Johann Strauss, Jr., 1825-1899, Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897 and Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; designed by John B. Read; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by Carlos Acosta, 1973-, Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Tamara Rojo, 1974-, Thiago Soares, 1980-, Mara Galeazzi, 1973-, Viacheslav Samodurov, 1974-, Ricardo Cervera, fl. 1993, Laura Morera, fl. 1995, Jonathan Cope and Darcey Bussell, 1969-, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (Opus Arte), 43 mins
composed by Jules Emile Frédéric Massenet, 1842-1912, Johann Strauss, Jr., 1825-1899, Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897 and Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, 1840-1893; conducted by Barry Wordsworth; choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, 1904-1988; designed by John B. Read; produced by Ross MacGibbon, 1955-; performed by Carlos Acosta, 1973-, Leanne Faye Benjamin, 1964-, Tamara Rojo, 1974-, Thiago Soares, 1980-, Mara Galeazzi, 1973-, Viacheslav Samodurov, 1974-, Ricardo Cervera, fl. 1993, Laura Morera, fl. 1995, Jonathan Cope and Darcey Bussell, 1969-, in Frederick Ashton: Les Patineurs, Divertissements, Scènes de Ballet (Opus Arte), 43 mins
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