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Ashley, Merrill

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Most widely held works by Merrill Ashley
Choreography by Balanchine by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selected Balanchine ballets
Dancing for Mr. B : six Balanchine ballerinas by Anne Belle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 344 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
Balanchine essays. jumps.( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers
Balanchine essays. jumps( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers
Balanchine essays : arabesque( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 step arabesque, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers. Brief phrases from Balanchine's ballets illustrate the choreographic application of Balanchine technique. Excerpts from The nutcracker and Serenade open and close the program
Video Dictionary of Classical Ballet by Kevin McKenzie( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the basic arm, body, foot, and leg positions in classical ballet as professional dancers demonstrate them
Marie-Jeanne coaching Concerto barocco, original version (1941)( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers. Brief phrases from Balanchine's ballets illustrate the choreographic application of Balanchine technique
Balanchine essays : port de bras and epaulement( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers. Brief phrases from Balanchine's ballets Divertimento no. 15 and Symphony in C illustrate the choreographic application of Balanchine technique
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 choreography and spacing for the televised version due to camera angles and slippery floor, and the addition of fouette turns for the televised show which remained in the ballet. The excerpts from Ballo della Regina are presented in the order in which they appear in the ballet
Choreography by Balanchine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents performances of dances choreographed by Balanchine: Tzigane by Ravel, Andante from Divertimento no. 15 by Mozart, and the Four temperaments by Hindemith, performed by the New York City Ballet
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 School of American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers. Includes walking, running, pas de couru into jeté, tendu battement, tendu jeté, temps lié, pas de basque, balancé, waltz, stepping onto pointe, piqué, ballotté, and tombé
Choreography by Balanchine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents performances of dances choreographed by Balanchine: Emeralds by Faure, Diamonds by Tschaikovsky and Stravinsky violin concerto, performed by the New York City Ballet
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Ballet Imperial. Also Anna Kisselgoff interviews Merrill Ashley. The overall goal of the Video Archives Program is to create an original "manuscript" of Balanchine ballets by preserving not only the steps but the nuances of the choreography as conceived and taught to the dancers by Balanchine himself
Choreography by Balanchine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents performances of dances choreographed by Balanchine: Ballo della regina by Verdi, Steadfast tin soldier by Bizet, Elégie by Tschaikovsky, and Tschaikovsky pas de deux, performed by the New York City Ballet
Merrill Ashley coaching principal roles from Ballo della Regina( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 choreography and spacing for the televised version due to camera angles and slippery floor, and the addition of fouette turns for the televised show which remained in the ballet. The excerpts from Ballo della Regina are presented in the order in which they appear in the ballet
Tzigane ; Andante from Divertimento no. 15 ; The Four temperaments by George Balanchine( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from ballets choreographed by George Balanchine
Dancing for Balanchine by Merrill Ashley( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Merrill Ashley born Dec. 2, 1950, St. Paul, Minn., U.S.; [Linda Michelle Merrill]

Languages
English (121)

Spanish (1)