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Tallchief, Maria

Overview
Works: 197 works in 304 publications in 2 languages and 11,087 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Juvenile works  Interviews  Filmed ballets  Televised ballets  Dance films  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Dancer, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Director, Teacher
Classifications: GV1785.T32, B
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Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Firebird( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief, a former principal ballerina with the New York City Ballet, coaches a current principal, Helene 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 sections, she analyzes details of the choreography, noting the Russian folk flavor in the berceuse, the importance of hand and arm movements and épaulement in Balanchine's choreography, and his emphasis on the proper execution of transitional steps, including walking and running. Having been married to Balanchine at the time, she was able to observe at close hand the creative process that produced both ballets
Dancing for Mr. B : six Balanchine ballerinas by Anne Belle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six ballerinas -- Mary Ellen Moylan, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley, and Darci Kistler -- keep alive Balanchine's ballets and the inspiration they learned from him. They also discuss other Balanchine dancers, such as Tanaquil Le Clercq and Suzanne Farrell. Balanchine was the single most powerful influence in their lives
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Pas de dix( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 14 min.). 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 discusses how Balanchine taught various ballet steps and movements that appear in the ballet, including passé
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Symphony in C( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 12 min.) / Tallchief recalls the premiere of the ballet, then titled Le palais de cristal, by the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1947, and describes some of the dancers who performed in it, notably Lycette Darsonval (who created the variation on this tape), Jacqueline Moreau, and Micheline Bardin. She demonstrates how some of the choreography shows the influence of the Paris Opéra Ballet style, and analyzes details of Balanchine's choreography. She also discusses the New York City Ballet's 1948 production of the ballet, retitled Symphony in C, in which she danced the variation on this tape
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Apollo and Swan lake( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Stravinsky's Apollo and Tchaikovsky's Swan lake, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Maria Tallchief coaching the Pas de deux from Scotch symphony( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in the Pas de deux from Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony. Included is an interview where Maria discusses premiering the work with the George Balanchine dance troupe, and the experience of dancing with them in general
Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief recreating excerpts from Le baiser de la fée : with Vida Brown( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Frederic Franklin and Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the the New York City Ballet in excerpts of Stravinsky's ballet Le baiser de le fée with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview with Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief and Vida Brown, all of whom performed this work with the George Ballanchine dance troup. They also reminiscence about some of the other works they performed with him, and the experience of being on the dance troup in general
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Allegro brillante by Tchaikovsky, with movements choreographed by Balanchine in 1955-56
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from the four temperaments : and, Sylvia: Pas de deux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in excerpts from Hindemith's The four temperaments and Delibes' Sylvia. Includes an interview with Maria where she talks about performing these works under Balanchine and about the works themselves
Frederic Franklin recreating excerpts from 'Le baiser de la fée'( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Frederic Franklin and Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the the New York City Ballet in excerpts of Stravinsky's ballet Le baiser de le fée with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview with Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief, and Vida Brown, all of whom performed this work with the George Ballanchine dance troupe. They also reminiscence about some of the other works they performed with him, and the experience of being in the dance troupe in general
Maria Tallchief coaching 'Sugar plum fairy' excerpts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 taught specific steps and movements. She also reminisces about the first performance, and compares the choreography to the Petipa-Ivanov version then being presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief and Nicolas Magallanes perform exerpts from Swan Lake and discuss how certain techniques indicate various human emotions and motivations
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from George Balanchine's The nutcracker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief, who created the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in George Balanchine's version of The nutcracker for the New York City Balletin 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 taught specific steps and movements. She also reminisces about the first performance, and compares the choreography to the Petipa-Ivanov version then being presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Balanchine. New York City Ballet in Montreal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Balanchine's Concerto barocco, Pas de dix, Agon, and the Grand pas de deux from The nutcracker by the New York City Ballet in Montreal. Includes Balanchine's introduction to Agon
Firestone dances( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Rudolf Nureyev's American television solo début; the legendary team of Jaques D'Amboise and Melissa Hayden; the brilliant Maria Tallchief; Carla Fracci in a rare pas de quatre set to the music of Pugni; as well as principal dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet and a performance by the Ballet Español Ximenes-Vargas
The art of Maria Tallchief( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows performances by dancer Maria Tallchief
Rudolf Nureyev, Erik Bruhn : their complete Bell Telephone hour performances (1961-1967)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live telecast excerpts from various ballets, featuring early performances by Nureyev and Bruhn
Balanchine. New York City Ballet in Montreal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances by the New York City Ballet, telecast from Montréal, of scenes from Balanchine's Swan Lake, Balanchine's Pas de deux based on Coppélia (choreographed specifically for the telecast), and Butler's The unicorn, the gorgon, and the manticore. Includes interview with Balanchine
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the classic ballet "Swan Lake", in performance and commentary by Maria Tallchief and Nicolas Magallanes. Tallchief and Magallanes introduce the characters, and present highlights of the ballet, interspersed with explanations of how certain techniques indicate various human emotions and motivations. The ballet excerpts use the choreography of Marius Petipa as revised by George Balanchine
Maria Tallchief interviews( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 taught specific steps and movements. She also reminisces about the first performance, and compares the choreography to the Petipa-Ivanov version then being presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
 
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Alternative Names
Balanchine, Maria Tallchief

Balanchine, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013

Maria Tallchief Amerikaans ballerina (1925-2013)

Maria Tallchief ballerina nativa america

Maria Tallchief danseuse et directrice de ballet

Maria Tallchief erste US-amerikanische Primaballerina

Maria Tallchiefová

Natirboff, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013

Paschen, Maria Tallchief

Paschen, Maria Tallchief 1925-2013

Tall Chief, Betty Marie 1925-2013

Tall Chief, Elizabeth Marie

Tall Chief, Elizabeth Marie 1925-2013

Tallchief, Elizabeth Marie

Tallchief, Elizabeth Marie 1925-2013

Wa-Xthe-Thonba 1925-2013

Wa-Xthe-Thonba Osage princess

Толчиф, Мария

מריה טולצ'יף

ماريا تولتشيف

ماریا تالچیف

മരിയ ടാൾചിഫ്

マリア・トールチーフ

Languages
English (118)

Spanish (1)

Covers
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