Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana)

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Title
Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana)
Additional title: Unanswered Question
Additional title: Ivesiana (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Kent, Allegra (Teacher)
Kent, Allegra (Interviewee)
Bolender, Todd (Interviewee)
Bolender, Todd (Teacher)
Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- (Interviewer)
Taylor, Janie, 1980- (Dancer)
Cornejo, Herman (Dancer)
Angle, Jared (Dancer)
Hanna, Stephen (Dancer)
Orza, Seth (Dancer)
Seth, Henry (Dancer)
McDill, Nancy (Instrumentalist)
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Project director)
Brooks, Virginia Loring (Editor)
Hlinka, Nichol (Director)
Otterson, William (Technical director)
Clarke, James (Videographer)
MacDonald, Jim, 1935- (Editor)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
American Ballet Theatre (Dancer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Donor)
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954 (Composer)
Collection

George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2013
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of Contents
Coaching session (22 min.) / coaches, Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Herman Cornejo with Jared Angle, Stephen Hanna, Seth Orza, Henry Seth -- Run-through (5 min.) / dancers, Janie Taylor and Herman Cornejo with Jared Angle, Stephen Hanna, Seth Orza, Henry Seth -- Interview (19 min.) / interviewees, Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender ; interviewer, Robert Gottlieb.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2551
Topics
Kent, Allegra
Bolender, Todd
Balanchine, George
Ives, Charles, 1874-1954. Contemplations. Unanswered question
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Choreography
Music and dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title from opening video credits.
Creation/production credits: Music, Charles Ives (The Unanswered Question, 1906) ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production, Otterson TV, inc.; on-line editor, Jim MacDonald ; photographer, Radford Bascome.
Performers: Pianist, Nancy McDill.
Performers: Dancers, Janie Taylor (principal dancer, New York City Ballet), Herman Cornejo (principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre) ; Jared Angle, Stephen Hanna, Seth Orza, Henry Seth (New York City Ballet) ; assisted by Sara Leland (ballet master, New York City Ballet)
Venue: Videotaped during rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2004 March 21.
Funding: This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Biographical/historical: The Unanswered Question premiered on September 14, 1954 by New York City Ballet at City Center of Music and Drama, N.Y. with Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender ; Ivesiana originally consisted of six sections: Central Park in the Dark; Hallowe'en; The Unanswered Question; Over the Pavements; In the Inn; In the Night.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (46 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender discuss George Balanchine's Unanswered Question; how Kent loved the fall back; the music being jarring and startling; how the piece created anxiety in the audience; Stanley Kubrick attended the first performance; the scariest moment for Kent was the opening because of the lights creating an unstable feeling; the anticipation of the first rehearsal and not knowing what it was going to be; promenade variations used in Balanchine's works; the original costumes for this work had Bolender in cut-off tights and Kent in a white leotard; Kent started dancing late at the age of eleven and decided to become a ballet dancer because of Balanchine's La Sonnambula ; Bolendar started dancing with Ballet Caravan and then briefly Ballet Russe, and after the war, Ballet Society; Balanchine changing some of the movements for television; and the difference between Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244016
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 13fd5f50-3139-0132-a1d0-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2013. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/15cd0050-3139-0132-3d81-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2013). Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/15cd0050-3139-0132-3d81-3c075448cc4b

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Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender coaching The Unanswered Question (from Ivesiana)