Balanchine essays, The barre, part oneAdditional title: Barre
NamesAshley, 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)
The George Balanchine Foundation Essays Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1994Place: New York, NYPublisher: George Balanchine Foundation, Inc.
Table of ContentsDemi-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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9132
TopicsBallet -- Study and teachingBarre (Apparatus)
GenresFilmed danceInstructional films
NotesCreation/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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (53 min., 26 sec.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDrawing 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F97NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12387747Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3f61c30-a758-0138-ee16-2141f37e19e9
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