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Alexopoulos, Helene

Overview
Works: 220 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 442 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Educational films  Filmed performances  Filmed dance  Documentary films 
Roles: Dancer, Interviewee, Singer, Author
Classifications: GV1785.F37, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helene Alexopoulos
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 139 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
Suzanne Farrell elusive muse( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suzanne Farrell discusses her career with the New York City Ballet and her relationship with mentor George Balanchine. Includes performance footage and interviews with colleagues
Palm Pictures presents New York City Ballet workout 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Ballet Workout is a revolutionary fitness program that will help you to develop lean abdominals, firm buttocks, a contoured waist, sculpted legs, slim thighs, strong arms, perfect posture, flexibility you never thought possible-and the grace and poise of a dancer
Palm Pictures presents New York City Ballet workout( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moves( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitled A ballet in silence, Moves is performed without music. This performance is filmed in close shot. The first hour of the tape contains a rehearsal for Moves and another performance of Moves
Afternoon of a faun: Edited version [videorecording]( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance. Afternoon of a faun is filmed in close shot and lasts approximately 12 minutes. The remainder of the tape contains Antique epigraphs, also filmed in close shot. Afternoon of a faun is set to Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, and Antique epigraphs is set to his Six epigraphes antiques and Syrinx
Moves( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subtitled A ballet in silence, Moves is performed without music. This performance is filmed in close shot. The picture is unstable on parts of the tape
Glass pieces( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Balanchine celebration( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second part of the closing night program of the New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration. In addition to performance footage, this telecast includes comments by ballet master in chief Peter Martins, archival footage of Balanchine, and reminiscences by dancers Melinda Roy, Lourdes Lopez, Judith Fugate, Diana White, Maria Calegari, Darci Kistler, Katrina Killian, and Heléne Alexopoulos
Dances at a gathering [June 29, 1990]( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance, but the cast does not correspond to the dancers who appear on the tape. Dances at a gathering is filmed in close shot
The Balanchine celebration( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First part of the closing night program of the New York City Ballet's Balanchine Celebration. In addition to performance footage, this telecast includes comments by ballet master in chief Peter Martins, archival footage of Balanchine, and reminiscences by dancers Darci Kistler, Heléne Alexopoulos, Jeffrey Edwards, and Lourdes Lopez
Afternoon of a faun [and] Antique epigraphs( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tape opens with a close-up of the program for the performance. Afternoon of a faun is filmed in close shot and lasts approximately 12 minutes. The remainder of the tape contains Antique epigraphs, also filmed in close shot
The Goldberg variations [and] In G major [excerpts] rehearsal( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerome Robbins directs a rehearsal of excerpts from Goldberg Variations and In G major. Helene Alexopoulos and Robert La Fosse rehearse a pas de deux from Part II of Goldberg variations. La Fosse and Philip Neal both rehearse the solo that follows this pas de deux. Damian Woetzel and Darci Kistler rehearse two pas de deux from Goldberg variations. The rehearsals include many interruptions and repetitions. Robbins discusses the choreography with the dancers and demonstrates steps. La Fosse and Kistler rehearsing the adagio pas de deux from In G major. During the last five minutes of the tape, Robbins, Kistler and La Fosse pose for photographs taken by Martha Swope
West Side story suite [excerpts] rehearsal( Visual )

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

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet masters Jean-Pierre Frohlich, Victor Castelli and James Moore, directs a rehearsal of West Side story suite. In this session sections of the ballet are rehearsed by first and second casts and covers
Glass pieces( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[I'm old fashioned, excerpts] rehearsals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jerome Robbins, assisted by ballet master Christine Redpath, directs rehearsals for Variations on I'm old fashioned. Robbins gives corrections, discusses and demonstrates choreography. During the second rehearsal, Robbins and the dancers watch a videotape of the film clip of Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth that is featured in the ballet, and Robbins comments on the choreography
Glass pieces( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A shot of the program credits precedes this performance. In the night is filmed in close shot. The picture quality is very poor because of low lighting
Allegro brillante( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The performance of Allegro brillante lasts 18 min. The remainder of the disc contains an incomplete recording of Antique epigraphs, with very poor picture quality. Presumably, the tape with Antique epigraphs was reused to record Allegro brillante
Antique epigraphs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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