Interview with Jayne Ward Murray

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Title
Interview with Jayne Ward Murray
Names
Balanchine, George (Choreographer)
Murray, Jane Ward (Interviewee)
Dorris, George E. (Interviewer)
New York City Opera (Associated name)
George Balanchine Foundation (Host)
Collection

Popular Balanchine

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2001-01-30
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7302
Topics
Balanchine, George
Murray, Jane Ward
Merry widow (Choreographic work)
New York City Opera
Opera ballet -- Merry widow (Choreographic work)
Genres
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Notes
Statement of responsibility: interviewed by George Dorris ; [presented by] The George Balanchine Foundation.
Creation/production credits: Interviewee, Jayne Ward Murray ; interviewer, George Dorris.
Venue: Videotaped during an interview at the Balanchine Foundation, New York, N.Y., on Jan. 30, 2001.
Original version: Original format: 2 DV-CAM cassettes.
Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation. NN-PD
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (40 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
Description
Disc 1 (ca. 37 min.). Jayne Ward Murray discusses performing in the Broadway revival of The Merry Widow in 1943; being selected by George Balanchine; being partnered with Frank [Francisco] Moncion; dancing a brief introduction waltz during the overture in the dark behind a scrim; Balanchine and director Felix Brentano working together; Balanchine appearing briefly during rehearsals; the Union moving the dancers dressing rooms from the 4th floor to just off stage; George Dorris playing the music for all of the dance sections while Jayne Ward Murray demonstrates and recalls the movements and patterns of the dances including the Men singing about the women song, the Gold and silver waltz, and the Can-can; Murray also talks about sitting on Melville Cooper's lap during the Can-can and describes the costumes. Disc 2 (3 min.) begins abruptly with discussion of where the dancers entered during the finale; briefly discuss movement possibilities; George Dorris tells story about Marta Eggerth asking Balanchine for help with her dancing; talk of show running for about a year and the subsequent tour of the West coast.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19683006
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7c4cfdc0-f79a-0130-42a7-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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  • 2001: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Jayne Ward Murray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2001. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84ca9150-f79a-0130-a2c8-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Jayne Ward Murray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84ca9150-f79a-0130-a2c8-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2001). Interview with Jayne Ward Murray Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/84ca9150-f79a-0130-a2c8-3c075448cc4b

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Interview with Jayne Ward Murray