Boys @ the Barre: Raw footage, 1998

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Boys @ the Barre: Raw footage, 1998
Additional title: Boys at the Barre
Additional title: Jelko Yuresha papers
Additional title: Variations for four (Choreographic work : Dolin)
Dunning, Jennifer (Interviewee)
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983 (Choreographer)
Yuresha, Jelko (Teacher)
McKenzie, Kevin (Teacher)
McKenzie, Kevin (Artistic director)
Stiefel, Ethan (Dancer)
Picone, Giuseppe (Dancer)
Belotserkovsky, Maxim (Dancer)
Corella, Ángel, 1975- (Dancer)
Selya, John (Choreographer)

Jelko Yuresha Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1998 (Inferred)
Table of Contents
Interview with Jennifer Dunning (dance critic) (29 min.) -- Variations for Four (rehearsal) (25 min.) / choreographer, Anton Dolin ; restaged and coached by, Jelko Yuresha ; artistic director and coach, Kevin McKenzie ; dancers, Ethan Stiefel, Giuseppe Picone, Maxim Belotserkovsky, and Angel Corella -- Fancy Free (rehearsal, beginning with conclusion on *MGZIDVD 5-7560, Reel 1) (3 min.) / choreographer, Jerome Robbins ; dancers include Angel Corella, John Selya and John Gardner.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7558
American Ballet Theatre
Male dancers
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Videotaped during interviews and rehearsals at ABT studio, New York, N.Y., 1998.
Acquisition: Gift; donated by Jelko Yuresha and Belinda Wright, 2012.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (57 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Jennifer Dunning talks about all the great male dancers not only in American Ballet Theatre (ABT) but all over the world; reasons for good male dancers started with the Bolshoi Ballet touring in 1956, the defection of Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov, and George Balanchine's choreography; Variations for Four was created by Dolin the year after the Bolshoi tour; Christopher Gable commenting on Nureyev when dancing with Royal Ballet; explaining the male categories and what has changed for men dancers over the years; John Selya is a current example of dancer not fitting into a particular role; mania for incorporating ballet and modern dance including Twyla Tharp's work; male dancers at ABT and how much the lines have been blurred between the categories; how wonderful it is for the audience to see male dancers taking on different roles and crossing lines including Ethan Stiefel; Balanchine made ballet more athletic and bold; acting is now a problem with dancers since technique is so important; easier today for men to become dancers; good time for ABT and pulling itself together; McKenzie promoting stars which helps with marketing; and the challange to do new choreography.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 935391673
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20878470
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 338b7730-a963-0133-31cb-60f81dd2b63c
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Boys @ the Barre" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1998.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Boys @ the Barre" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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