The New York Public Library is now offering grab-and-go service at 50 locations as part of our gradual reopening. Find a location near you, and learn about our remote resources.

Balanchine essays, The barre, part one

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

This Item

Balanchine essays, The barre, part one

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Balanchine essays, The barre, part one
Additional title: Barre
Names
Ashley, Merrill (Conceptor)
Schorer, Suki (Conceptor)
Edwards, Jeffrey (Dancer)
Fason, Maydelle (Dancer)
Metzger, Rebecca (Dancer)
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Boelzner, Gordon (Instrumentalist)
Horgan, Barbara (Producer)
Tatge, Catherine (Producer)
Brockway, Merrill (Director)
George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)
Tatge/Lasseur Productions (Producer)
Collection

The George Balanchine Foundation Essays Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1994
Place: New York, NY
Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation, Inc.
Table of Contents
Demi-plié -- Grand plié -- Positions of the feet -- Battement tendu -- Rond de jambe à terre -- Sur le cou-de-pied -- Coupé -- Passé -- Pas de cheval.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9132
Topics
Ballet -- Study and teaching
Barre (Apparatus)
Genres
Filmed dance
Instructional films
Notes
Creation/production credits: produced by the George Balanchine Foundation, Inc. in association with Tatge/Lasseur Productions, Inc. ; artistic directors, conceived and written by Merrill Ashley and Suki Schorer ; executive producer, Barbara Horgan ; producer, Catherine Tatge ; director, Merrill Brockway.
Creation/production credits: For The barre, part two, see *MGZIC 9-4791.
Creation/production credits: Musical director and pianist, Gordon Boelzner.
Performers: Instructors: Suki Schorer and Merrill Ashley.
Performers: Demonstrators: Jeffrey Edwards, Maydelle Fason, and Rebecca Metzger.
Date: Recorded on June 28, 1994.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (53 min., 26 sec.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
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.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F97
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12387747
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3f61c30-a758-0138-ee16-2141f37e19e9
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1994: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine essays" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1994. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5313a89d-7909-4992-95a4-2041bb90c2fe

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Balanchine essays" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2020. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5313a89d-7909-4992-95a4-2041bb90c2fe

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1994). Balanchine essays Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5313a89d-7909-4992-95a4-2041bb90c2fe

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5313a89d-7909-4992-95a4-2041bb90c2fe | title= (moving image) Balanchine essays, (1994) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=November 25, 2020 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Balanchine essays