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Brockway, Merrill

Overview
Works: 375 works in 692 publications in 4 languages and 10,134 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biography  Dance television programs  Filmed dance  Dance films  Ballet films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Contributor, Other
Classifications: AE5, 792.82092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Merrill Brockway
Choreography by Balanchine by George Balanchine( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of selected Balanchine ballets
Balanchine : the father of American ballet by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through rare archival audio and video footage, interviews, film and photographs, this program traces Balanchine's life from his youth, through his work for Hollywood and Broadway, to his ultimate creation of the New York City Ballet
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grotowski, the director of the Polish Lab Theater, discusses the relationship between director and actor, a playwright's function, and the idea of his "poor" theater that renounces everything not essential to the work
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and French and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the art of Bunraku, Japanese puppet theater. Includes performed excerpts from the play Sonezaki Shinjū (The Love Suicides at Sonezaki) by the 18th century writer Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Peter Brook : conversations about theater by Peter Brook( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Croyden's interview with Peter Brook after he returned from Africa with his Center of Research, a group of actors based in Paris. Brook explains his views on theater, cross-cultural performances, improvisation, Shakespeare, working with young actors
Nightwalk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last performance of The Open Theater. Nightwalk is a collection of situations about the human condition
Onoe Baiko the Seventh as The salt-gatherer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The salt-gatherer, an 18th century Kabuki dance based on a Noh drama performed by Baiko VII, the famous Kabuki actor
Tennessee Williams : Orpheus of the American stage : a film( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Tennessee Williams' life and work as a whole, ranging from his youth in Mississippi and in St. Louis to success and acclaim, followed by the final difficult years. Includes some of the most celebrated scenes from film adaptations of Williams' work. Contains footage of Williams being interviewed. Includes conversations with David Frost, Edward R. Murrow, and Melvyn Bragg, as well as reminiscences from people who knew and worked with him, among them Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, and his lifelong friend, Lady Maria St. Just
Balanchine essays. jumps.( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
This is Edward Steichen by Edward Steichen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical sketch of the octogenarian photographer, humanist, and scientist, who discusses his personal philosophy and reminisces about celebrated friends and photographic subjects
Camera three( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German theater, reminisces about the important German playwright and performs short pieces to illustrate his techniques and ideas. Most of this material is in German with English translations or explanations
Songs of Bertolt Brecht : Gisela May sings Brecht( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gisela May, star of Bertolt Brecht's East German theater the "Berliner Ensemble" sings songs (one in English, the others in German with subtitles on screen) on texts by Brecht to music by Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler, and Paul Dessau. May introduces each song with an English explanation
Search for ecstasy : Moroccan dance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several traditional Moroccan dances are performed by The National Dance Company of Morocco as part of their American tour. Dance critic, Faubion Bowers offers commentary. Includes a look at Moroccan culture
Pilobolus Dance Theatre( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Documentary on the formation of Pilobolus and performances by the company"
The Norman Walker Dance Company : a work in continuing progress( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement. The set pieces, with improvisation, are performed to Judy Collins' rendition of "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen, "In my life" by John Lennon, and songs by the rock group The Doors
Dances of Bali( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents four Balinese dances with commentary. Bowers interviews two prominent dancers, translating their discussions of dancing techniques and symbolism and the role of dance in their culture. Dances include Djuak, Oleg tambulilingam, Kebyar terompong, Legong kraton
Camera three by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents an experimental marriage of dance and video. Cunningham says they are not concerts but "events." His commentary links the various aspects of these performances
Balanchine essays : port de bras and epaulement( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 150 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 essays : arabesque( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 145 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
Chaconne ; Prodigal son( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from ballets choreographed by George Balanchine
 
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English (156)

German (5)

French (2)

Swedish (1)

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