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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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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: ALICIA ALONSO coaching principal roles from Theme and Variations
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choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Paloma Herrera, 1975-, Ángel Corella, 1975- and Alicia Alonso, 1920- (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 26 mins
Alicia Alonso, who created the ballerina role in George Balanchine's Theme and variations for Ballet Theatre in 1947, coaches Paloma Herrera and Angel Correra in the choreography for the leading female and male dancers in the ballet. The excerpts rehearsed are the opening theme, pas de deux, two male variations, a...
choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Catherine Tatge, fl. 2004; performed by Paloma Herrera, 1975-, Ángel Corella, 1975- and Alicia Alonso, 1920- (George Balanchine Foundation, 1998), 1 hour 26 mins
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Balanchine Foundation Video Archives: ALLEGRA KENT and TODD BOLENDER coaching 'The Unanswered Question' from Ivesiana
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directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by George Balanchine Foundation; interview by Robert Gottlieb; performed by Henry Seth, fl. 1994-2004, Seth Orza, fl. 1999-2010, Stephen Hanna, 1980-, Herman Cornejo, fl. 1995-2013, Sara Leland, fl. 1961-2004, Janie Taylor, 1980-, Jared Angle, fl. 1996, Todd Bolender, 1914-2006 and Allegra Kent, 1937-, in Coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2013), 46 mins
Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching 'The Unanswered Question' from Ivesiana.
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by George Balanchine Foundation; interview by Robert Gottlieb; performed by Henry Seth, fl. 1994-2004, Seth Orza, fl. 1999-2010, Stephen Hanna, 1980-, Herman Cornejo, fl. 1995-2013, Sara Leland, fl. 1961-2004, Janie Taylor, 1980-, Jared Angle, fl. 1996, Todd Bolender, 1914-2006 and Allegra Kent, 1937-, in Coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana) (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2013), 46 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 excerpts from Firebird (II)
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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 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 41 mins
Maria Tallchief, who created the title role in the 1949 production of Firebird, coaches Maria Thomas and Todd Edson in choreographic excerpts danced by the Firebird and Prince Ivan, including the Firebird's variation, the pas de deux, and the berceuse. In an interview beginning at 87 min. into the tape, Tallchief...
directed by Nancy Reynolds, fl. 1994; choreographed by George Balanchine, 1904-1983; produced by Virginia Brooks; performed by Maria Tallchief, 1925-2013 (New York, NY: George Balanchine Foundation, 2007), 1 hour 41 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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