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Brockway, Merrill

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

18 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 475 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 creation of the New York City Ballet. Features selections from many of his ballets, including Chaconne, Agon, Symphony in C, Apollo, A midsummer night's dream, and Western symphony
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and French and held by 397 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 held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in English and held by 349 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 345 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 337 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
Camera three( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 253 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 )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and English and held by 245 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
This is Edward Steichen by Edward Steichen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 228 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
Search for ecstasy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of different types of Moroccan dance as performed by the National Dance Company of Morocco, comprised of dancers from various tribes in a staged studio performance. The dances and costumes show a variety of influences from both Arabic and African sources. Noted dance authority Faubion Bowers also provides commentary about the dance forms and their meaning
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 206 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
Camera three by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 205 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
The Norman Walker Dance Company( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 202 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 201 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
Balanchine essays : port de bras and epaulement( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 194 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 192 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
Tennessee Williams : Orpheus of the American stage : a film( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 191 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
Pilobolus Dance Theatre( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the formation of Pilobolus and performances by the company
Danza by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pupils at the High School of Performing Arts in New York City are seen training in ballet class and in modern dance class with teachers explaining step by step. One boy and nineteen girls perform "Danza" choreographed by David Wood (who is also a modern dance teacher)
 
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