Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source

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Title
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source
Additional title: Source
Additional title: Source (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Verdy, Violette, 1933- (Teacher)
Verdy, Violette, 1933- (Interviewee)
Tomasson, Helgi, 1942- (Teacher)
Tomasson, Helgi, 1942- (Interviewee)
Johnson, Robert, 1959- (Interviewer)
Hyltin, Sterling (Dancer)
Garcia, Gonzalo, ballet dancer (Dancer)
McDill, Nancy (Instrumentalist)
Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Project director)
Brooks, Virginia Loring (Editor)
Hlinka, Nichol (Director)
Otterson, William (Technical director)
Clarke, James (Videographer)
Padilla, Pedro (Videographer)
MacDonald, Jim (Editor)
New York City Ballet (Dancer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Donor)
Minkus, L., 1826-1917 (Composer)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)
Collection

George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2012
Place: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of Contents
1st pas de deux: coaching (19 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st pas de deux: run-through (6 min.) / dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st male variation (5 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Gonzalo Garcia -- 1st female variation (8 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Sterling Hyltin -- 2nd pas de deux: coaching (approximately 16 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd pas de deux: run-through (4 min.) / dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd male variation (5 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Gonzalo Garcia -- 2nd female variation (16 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancer, Sterling Hyltin -- Finale (10 min.) / coaches, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia -- Interview (23 min.) / interviewees, Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson ; interviewer, Robert Johnson.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2553
Topics
Verdy, Violette, 1933-2016
Tomasson, Helgi, 1942-
Balanchine, George
Minkus, L., 1826-1917. Source
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891. Sylvia
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Choreography
Pas de deux
Music and dance
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Filmed performances
Notes
Statement of responsibility: the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Léo Delibes ; [coaching by] Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson.
Content: Title from opening video credits.
Content: La Source was briefly called Pas de Deux: La Source.
Creation/production credits: Music, Léo Delibes (excerpts from La Source, ou Naila, 1866 and Sylvia, ou La Nymphe de Diane, 1876) ; costumes, Karinska ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Robert Matteo ; production, Otterson TV, Inc. ; post production, Twenty Two Productions, Inc. ; on-line editor, Jim MacDonald ; photographer, Martha Swope.
Performers: Pianist, Nancy McDill.
Performers: Dancers, Sterling Hyltin and Gonzalo Garcia (principal dancers, New York City Ballet).
Venue: Videotaped during rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2010 November 7.
Funding: This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.
Biographical/historical: La Source premiered on November 23, 1968 with Violette Verdy and John Prinz (New York City Ballet), at New York State Theater, Helgi Tomasson later danced the principal male role ; in 1969, La Source was expanded to include sections for a female soloist and ensemble of eight women.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (110 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson discuss George Balanchine's La Source; some funny jokes in Balanchine's choreography; the difficult promenades in this work; the accents that help to create the atmosphere; the famous dive at the end; Verdy learning something about herself by being chosen for this role; Tomasson began dancing La Source soon after arriving at New York City Ballet; Tomasson learning from Verdy; the typical Balanchine movement in this work; accomodating the feet and arms for speed; Balanchine bringing out the best in the dancers; the most typical of French School movements in this ballet; Balanchine talking about hands and flowers; the trickiest parts in the choreography; the hardest, most surprising and difficult things for dancers to learn in this work; and how Balanchine knew more about dancers then they knew about themselves.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244020
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4237fc90-3139-0132-b94f-3c075448cc4b
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Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson coaching principal roles from La Source