Conversations about Balanchine with Suzanne Farrell and David Daniel: The stage
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Farrell, Suzanne, 1945- (Speaker)Daniel, David (Speaker)D'Amboise, Jacques, 1934- (Dancer)Hoskinson, Richard (Dancer)Balanchine, George (Choreographer)Ward, Penny (Videographer)Blumenthal, Sallie (Associated name)New York City Ballet (Performer)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Event place)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1993-06-17
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: Cassette 1 (approx. 61 min.): Video: Don Quixote (si.): Act II, Don Quixote's vision of Dulcinea, and Act III, duet of the Lady of the Silver Moon and the White Knight, and variation of the Lady. From a private source. -- Conversation between Farrell and Daniel. Farrell discusses how she and Balanchine developed the off-balance movements in the variation of the Lady of the Silver Moon, and recalls how she danced in bare feet, on pointe, and in turned-in positions in Don Quixote. She notes some ballets in which she contributed to the choreography, among them Tzigane and Vienna waltzes, which she compares to La valse. She talks about performing as a learning experience and relates how she prepares mentally for a performance. -- Question and answer period. -- Cassette 2 (approx. 42 min.). Continuation of question and answer period. Topics include Balanchine's choreographic process, the changes he made in Don Quixote, his use of national flavors in ballets such as Scotch symphony and Union Jack, and Farrell's current activities in teaching and staging ballets.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2305Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3947 (former)
TopicsBalanchine, GeorgeDon Quixote (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Tzigane (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Vienna waltzes (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Valses nobles et sentimentales (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesInterviewsFilmed interviews
NotesVenue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by Penny Ward at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on June 17, 1993, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Part of a series of public programs presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in connection with the exhibition Balanchine. Coordinator for Public Programs for the Dance Collection: Sallie Blumenthal.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (103) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936045435-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175083Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4bc5d6b0-7b98-0135-c8eb-078ae97df2a6
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