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Interview with Michael Maule

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Interview with Michael Maule
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Maule, Michael. (Interviewee)
Dorris, George E. (Interviewer)
George Balanchine Foundation (Presenter)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2002-05-29
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7301
Balanchine, George
Moylan, Mary Ellen
Merry widow (Choreographic work)
New York City Opera
Opera ballet. Merry widow
Venue: Videotaped during an interview at the Balanchine Foundation, New York, N.Y., on May 29, 2002.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation. NN-PD
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (53 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Michael Maule discusses performing in the April 1957 production of the Merry Widow for the New York City Light Opera Company with Mary Ellen Moylan; dancing with New York City Ballet for three years before performing in Merry Widow; performing in Symphony in C with Tanaquil LeClercq; rehearsing at the old School of American Ballet on E. 59th St. with Maria Tallchief in Firebird; meeting Alexandra Danilova and performing with her; performing the waltz in Merry Widow with Mary Ellen Moylan; George Dorris sings the party section at Sonia's house from Merry Widow; remembering the character number and the costumes Maule and Moylan wore; showing picture of them in costumes for Merry Widow Pas de deux and problem Moylan had with red gloves and why his hair is darker; playing recording of the Gold and silver waltz which was not in the original 1943 production as Michael Maule remembers the dance he performed with Mary Ellen Moylan; Maule performing in Annie get your gun for one year; George Balanchine surprising the cast of Theme and variations, when he quickened the pace of the music to everyones shock; beginning the Ballet Alicia Alonso in Cuba after Ballet Theater folded; remembering Paula Lloyd dancing the can-can in the Merry Widow; and concludes with a brief talk about his first wife's death in 1995 and his current wife Katherine, mother of dancer John Gardner, and visiting Balanchine in the hospital before his death.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19683002
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5b584c70-f79a-0130-c0b2-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2002: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michael Maule" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2002.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michael Maule" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2020.

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Interview with Michael Maule