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George Balanchine Foundation

Overview
Works: 190 works in 344 publications in 2 languages and 8,889 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Instructional films  Interviews  Dance films  Ballet films  Filmed dance  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Terminology 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: GV1785.T32, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George Balanchine Foundation
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jillana coaching two principal roles from Liebeslieder Walzer
Balanchine essays. jumps( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 261 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 )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 244 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
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Alicia Markova reconstructs George Balanchine's choreography for the role of the Nightingale, which she created in his ballet Le chant du rossignol (The song of the nightingale) for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in 1925. She begins by describing the action (based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen) as the music is played, then works intensively with dancer Iohna Loots on the nightingale's variation and pas de deux with Death, a role intended to be performed by a female dancer. Historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, who assisted in the reconstruction, appear briefly on camera
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Apollo and Swan lake( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Stravinsky's Apollo and Tchaikovsky's Swan lake, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Frederic Franklin recreating the male solo from Raymonda, Act III( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Frederic Franklin rehearsing a dancer from the New York City Ballet in an excerpt from Glazunov's ballet Raymonda with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview where Frederic discusses the premiere of Balanchine's version of this work and his part in it
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Pas de dix( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 14 min.). Tallchief, who created the principal ballerina's role in George Balanchine's Pas de dix, first presented by the New York City Ballet in 1955, compares this ballet with Balanchine's earlier Raymonda (1946), staged with Alexandra Danilova for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. She discusses how Balanchine taught various ballet steps and movements that appear in the ballet, including passé
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Firebird and Orpheus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 224 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
Patricia Wilde coaching excerpts from Raymonda variations( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patricia Wilde, who created the principal ballerina's role in George Balanchine's Raymonda variations (then titled Valses et variations) for the New York City Ballet in 1961, coaches young dancers in the two ballerina variations and pas de deux from the ballet. In the interview sections, she analyzes details of the choreography, describes how Balanchine taught specific steps and movements, and discusses the relationship between his teaching and his choreography. She also recalls the ballet's first performance, and compares it to his previous ballets Raymonda (1946), staged with Alexandra Danilova for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and Pas de dix, first presented by New York City Ballet in 1955
Allegra Kent coaching excerpts from Bugaku( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegra Kent coaches dancers in excerpts from Bugaku, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Symphony in C( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Maria Tallchief (ca. 12 min.) / Tallchief recalls the premiere of the ballet, then titled Le palais de cristal, by the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1947, and describes some of the dancers who performed in it, notably Lycette Darsonval (who created the variation on this tape), Jacqueline Moreau, and Micheline Bardin. She demonstrates how some of the choreography shows the influence of the Paris Opéra Ballet style, and analyzes details of Balanchine's choreography. She also discusses the New York City Ballet's 1948 production of the ballet, retitled Symphony in C, in which she danced the variation on this tape
Patricia Wilde coaching excerpts from Square dance by George Balanchine Foundation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilde, who created the principal ballerina's role in Square dance upon its premiere by the New York City Ballet in 1957, discusses details of Balanchine's choreography, the use of square dance caller Elisha C. Keeler in the original production, and Balanchine's teaching in general
Marie-Jeanne coaching Concerto barocco, original version (1941)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 221 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
Melissa Hayden coaching Donizetti variations( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melissa Hayden coaches dancers in excerpts from Donizetti variations, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
Maria Tallchief coaching the Pas de deux from Scotch symphony( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in the Pas de deux from Mendelssohn's Scottish symphony. Included is an interview where Maria discusses premiering the work with the George Balanchine dance troupe, and the experience of dancing with them in general
Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief recreating excerpts from Le baiser de la fée : with Vida Brown( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Frederic Franklin and Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the the New York City Ballet in excerpts of Stravinsky's ballet Le baiser de le fée with moves choreographed by George Balanchine. Includes an interview with Frederic Franklin, Maria Tallchief and Vida Brown, all of whom performed this work with the George Ballanchine dance troup. They also reminiscence about some of the other works they performed with him, and the experience of being on the dance troup in general
Balanchine Foundation video archives( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Allegro brillante by Tchaikovsky, with movements choreographed by Balanchine in 1955-56
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from the four temperaments : and, Sylvia: Pas de deux( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features Maria Tallchief rehearsing dancers from the New York City Ballet in excerpts from Hindemith's The four temperaments and Delibes' Sylvia. Includes an interview with Maria where she talks about performing these works under Balanchine and about the works themselves
Maria Tallchief coaching excerpts from Firebird( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Tallchief coaches dancers in excerpts from Stravinsky's Firebird, with moves choreographed by Balanchine
The Balanchine essays( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 204 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
 
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Allegro brillante (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Arabesque (Ballet) Baiser de la fée (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Balanchine, George Ballerinas Ballet Ballet dancing Ballet dancing--Technique Ballet--Study and teaching Bugaku (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Choreographers Choreography Concerto barocco (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Dancers Dance--Study and teaching Danilova, Alexandra, Danses concertantes (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Donizetti variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Four temperaments (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Franklin, Frederic, Hayden, Melissa Indian ballerinas Jeu de cartes (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Kent, Allegra Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Marie-Jeanne, Markova, Alicia,--Dame, McDill, Nancy Modern dance Modern dance--Study and teaching Orpheus (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Osage Indians Pas de deux Pas de dix (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Raymonda (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Danilova, A after Petipa, M) Raymonda variations (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Reynolds, Nancy, Scotch symphony (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Sonatine (Balanchine, George) Song of the nightingale (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Square dance (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Swan lake (Choreographic work : Balanchine after Ivanov) Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine) Tallchief, Maria Taras, John United States Wilde, Patricia,
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