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New Horizons [and] Beginnings

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New Horizons [and] Beginnings: School of American Ballet
Additional title: Beginnings
Additional title: Coppélia (Choreographic work : Balanchine and Danilova, A after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Symphony in C (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Tallchief, Maria (Teacher)
Stuart, Muriel, 1900-1991 (Teacher)
Williams, Stanley, 1925-1997 (Teacher)
Tumkovsky, Antonina (Teacher)
Kramarevsky, Andrei (Teacher)
Doubrovska, Felia, 1896-1981 (Teacher)
Danilova, Alexandra, 1907-1997 (Teacher)
Schorer, Suki (Teacher)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Erskine, Maren (Film producer)
Erskine, Reed (Film producer)
Tulsa Studios (Production company)
Oklahoma Arts Institute (Presenter)
School of American Ballet (Dancer)
American Federation of Musicians (Sponsor)
Music Performance Trust Funds (Sponsor)
Kerr Foundation (Sponsor)
Phillips Petroleum Company (Sponsor)

Maria Tallchief Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977
Table of Contents
New Horizons (13 min.) / presented by Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute ; sponsored by American Federation of Musicians, Music Performance Trust Fund, Kerr Foundation ; film made possible by Phillips Petroleum Company ; [produced by] Tulsa Studios ; participants include Maria Tallchief (teacher) -- Beginnings: School of American Ballet (1977) (31 min.) / by Maren and Reed Erskine ; produced by the School of American Ballet ; camera/editing, Maren Erskine ; sound, Reed Erskine ; dance consultant, Suki Schorer.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1354
Tallchief, Maria
Dance schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Dance -- Auditions
Child dancers
Quartz Mountain State Park (Okla.)
Oklahoma Arts Institute
School of American Ballet
Dance -- Study and teaching
Filmed dance
Content: Title from opening credits.
Additional physical form: Additional copy of Beginnings in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division, *MGZIDVD 5-5990.
Venue: Videotaped at the Quartz Mountain State Park, Oklahoma and the School of American Ballet, New York, N.Y. [19--?] and 1977.
Acquisition: Gift; Maria Tallchief and Elise Paschen.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (approximately 44 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
New Horizons is about the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute program held annually, includes Maria Tallchief teaching ballet class and talking to students; "Beginnings is a film portrait of the School of American Ballet, New York, portrayed through scenes of classes taught by various teachers, auditions for admission, rehearsals for a workshop performance of George Balanchine's Symphony in C, and a rehearsal and performance of a children's dance in Coppélia. Voice-over commentaries by teachers and students give their observations of life at the school. Teachers on screen, in order of appearance, are: Muriel Stuart, Stanley Williams, Antonina Tumkovsky, Andrei Kramarevsky, Felia Doubrovska, Alexandra Danilova, and Suki Schorer. Teachers heard in voice-overs are: Helene Dudin, Richard Rapp, and Elise Reiman. Balanchine briefly appears in the Coppélia rehearsal footage." -- summary note, *MGZIDVD 5-5990 Beginnings.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19961532
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2a5c5c0-352b-0131-7129-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "New Horizons [and] Beginnings" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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New Horizons [and] Beginnings