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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: MERRILL ASHLEY coaching principal roles from Ballo Della Regina
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Ana Sophia Scheller, Joaquin de Luz and Merrill Ashley, 1950- (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2011), 2 hours 49 mins
Merrill Ashley discusses how the scenerio influenced this ballet, the importance of footwork, how height differences influence this ballet, George Balanchine's use of big expansive steps, how she influenced and changed the choreography, how the music's speed created musicality issues, changes made to the choreogra...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Ana Sophia Scheller, Joaquin de Luz and Merrill Ashley, 1950- (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2011), 2 hours 49 mins
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Interpreters Archive, Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MERRILL ASHLEY Coaching Principal Roles from Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; designed by Barbara Karinska, 1886-1983; produced by Otterson TV; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950-, New York City Ballet, in Interpreters Archive, in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MERRILL ASHLEY Coaching Principal Roles from Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2  (New York, NY - Manhattan - Lincoln Square: George Balanchine Foundation, 2016), 3 hours 2 mins

This video from Balanchine Foundation Video Archives is devoted to examining selected passages of Balanchine's choreography in detail. In a studio setting, Merrill Ashley coaches Tiler Peck and Jonathan Stafford from New York City Ballet on Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2, renamed in 1973 from Balle...

directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; designed by Barbara Karinska, 1886-1983; produced by Otterson TV; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950-, New York City Ballet, in Interpreters Archive, in Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: MERRILL ASHLEY Coaching Principal Roles from Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2  (New York, NY - Manhattan - Lincoln Square: George Balanchine Foundation, 2016), 3 hours 2 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Passé and Attitude
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directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 45 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 the ballet steps passé and attitude, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of...
directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 45 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Pirouettes and Other Turns
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directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Peter Boal, 1965-, Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 17 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 pirouettes and other turns, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of Ame...
directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Peter Boal, 1965-, Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 17 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Port de Bras & Épaulement
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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), 42 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 port de bras and épaulement, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of A...
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), 42 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Jumps - 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), 1 hour 9 mins
Toward the latter part of his life, George Balanchine talked about creating a "dictionary" of his technique, a visual reference for the students of ballet. The George Balanchine Foundation has helped to fulfill his wish by producing 'The Balanchine Essays.'
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), 1 hour 9 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Pointe Technique & Pas de Bourrée
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directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 5 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 pointe technique and pas de bourrée, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the Sch...
directed by Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Barbara Horgan, fl. 1953 and Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Merrill Ashley, 1950- and Suki Schorer, in Balanchine Essays (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 5 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: The Barre - Part 2
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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), 47 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), 47 mins
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Balanchine Essays, The Balanchine Essays: Transfer of Weight
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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), 45 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 transfer of weight, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of American Ba...
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), 45 mins
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