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Brockway, Merrill

Overview
Works: 375 works in 696 publications in 4 languages and 10,998 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 438 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
Bunraku : the classical puppets of Japan by Merrill Brockway( Visual )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and French and held by 434 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 414 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
Jerzy Grotowski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and French and held by 383 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
Camera three( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and held by 343 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
Nightwalk( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 321 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 319 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 285 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 280 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 students of the ballet. The Foundation has helped to fulfill his wish by producing The Balanchine Essays. The Essays provide over nine hours of visual discussion of Balanchine ideas on technique that are not only educational but also protect the high standards Balanchine himself set for his dancers
This is Edward Steichen by Edward Steichen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits photographer Edward Steichen at the age of 86 at his home in Connecticut. Examines Steichen's work in various genres: fashion, industrial, nature, combat, portrait. Includes interviews and features numerous photographs
Songs of Bertolt Brecht : Gisela May sings Brecht( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and English and held by 220 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 178 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"
Camera three by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 173 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
Dances of Bali( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and held by 172 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. The dances performed are Djuak, Oleg tambulilingam, Kebyar terompong, and Legong kraton
The Norman Walker Dance Company : a work in continuing progress( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance by members of the Norman Walker Dance Company, a leading proponent of the "modern dance" movement
Balanchine essays : port de bras and epaulement( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 155 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 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 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
Pierre Boulez( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Boulez in 1969, before his surprise appointment as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, discusses with Michael Steinberg, music critic of the Boston Globe, his concepts of building a center of music, how concerts should be programmed, the situation of orchestras, audiences, composers, and general matters of contemporary music. :30 Steinberg reminds Boulez that he once said he'd like "to blow up all opera houses" and asks if he feels the same way after just having conducted at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 1'15" Program host Jim MacAndrew: Boulez had 30 rehearsals for "Wozzeck". Boulez appointed successor to Leonard Bernstein at the Philharmonic and will take over in 1973. (The interview was taped before the appointment.) 25:00 Boulez: a center of music has to be built with a meaningful relationship between the stages, and the repertoires on them relating too. "The organ and the function must be related." First, you must have the "creative concept ... not three or four mausoleums such as Lincoln Center ... Second, you must have a wide horizon, at present only one century (end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th) of music is played in music houses. We have the 15th and 16th centuries in painting, but not in music. Problem of old music is: do we play the original instruments or on new ones? We must begin to solve that problem. Opera, concert, chamber, recital cannot be separated, each department must be exciting. In Opera you play "Moses and Aaron", and in concerts you give a perspective on Arnold Schonberg. One work is not enough. The Center of Music must have connection with audiences. 10 or 20 minutes of a work is insufficient. Mustn't be pedantic, but you must explain and keep contact with audience. A concert by itself is not enough information for people
 
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English (159)

German (5)

French (2)

Swedish (1)

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Surprise was my teacher : memories and confessions of a television producer/director who came of age during television's adolescence