A roundtable discussing the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts
NamesTarasova, Olga (Speaker)Taub-Darvash, Gabriela (Speaker)Grebler, Raven (Producer)Diamond, David (Host)Meehan, Michael (Producer)Merkin, David (Videographer)Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 3335Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4937 (former)
TopicsChoreography -- Study and teachingDance -- Study and teachingRossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ teatralʹnogo iskusstva
GenresPanel discussionsVideo recordings
NotesStatement of responsibility: presented by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation ; executive producer, Raven Grebler ; associate producer, David Diamond ; video producer, Michael Meehan.Performers: Host: David Diamond, executive director of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation.Performers: Speakers: Olga Georgievna Tarasova and Gabriella Taub-Darvash.Venue: Videotaped at the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, New York, on January 23, 1995.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (80 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionOlga Tarasova and Gabriella Taub-Darvash, both graduates of the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts (formerly GITIS), begin by discussing the founding of the institute in 1946 by Leonid Lavrovsky, Rostislav Zakharov, and other notable choreographers. Tarasova then describes the academy's present-day curriculum, which covers practical and theoretical aspects of dance, music, and theater arts. Topics raised by questions and comments from the audience include a comparison of the training of dancers and choreographers in Russia and the U.S., the neglect of character dancing in the U.S., the relative merits of notation and videotape as methods of preserving choreography, Darvash's experiences as a choreographer in her native Romania and the U.S., an upcoming choreographers' workshop to be held by the Russian Academy in summer 1996, and Tarasova's most recent book on the art of teaching choreography.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F130NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12400530Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2a2da850-aa0b-0133-0db8-60f81dd2b63c
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