Jillana coaching excerpts from Liebeslieder Walzer: four pas de deuxAdditional title: Liebeslieder WalzerAdditional title: Liebeslieder Walzer (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesBalanchine, George (Choreographer)Jillana (Teacher)Jillana (Interviewee)Aloff, Mindy, 1947- (Interviewer)Taylor, Janie, 1980- (Dancer)Angle, Tyler (Dancer)McDill, Nancy (Instrumentalist)Reynolds, Nancy, 1938- (Project director)Brooks, Virginia Loring (Editor)Hlinka, Nichol (Director)Otterson, William (Technical director)Clarke, James (Videographer)Padilla, Pedro (Videographer)Padilla, Pedro (Editor)New York City Ballet (Dancer)George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)George Balanchine Foundation (Donor)Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 (Composer)
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 2013Place: New York, N.Y.Publisher: George Balanchine Foundation
Table of ContentsPart I, first pas de deux: coaching session (approximately 20 min.) / coach, Jillana ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part I, first pas de deux: run-through (approximately 2 min.) / dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part I, second pas de deux: coaching session (7 min.) / coach, Jillana ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part I, second pas de deux: run-through (2 min.) / dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part II, first pas de deux: coaching session (approximately 12 min.) / coach, Jillana ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part II, first pas de deux: run-through (approximately 2 min.) / dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part II, second pas de deux: coaching session (13 min.) / coach, Jillana ; dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Part II, second pas de deux: run-through (2 min.) / dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle -- Interview (15 min.) / interviewee, Jillana ; interviewer, Mindy Aloff.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2556
TopicsJillanaBalanchine, GeorgeBrahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Liebeslieder, mixed solo voices, piano, 4 handsBrahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. Neue Liebeslieder, mixed solo voices, piano, 4 handsBallet -- Study and teachingChoreographyPas de deuxMusic and dance
GenresFilmed danceInterviewsFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: the George Balanchine Foundation ; project director, Nancy Reynolds ; editor, Virginia Brooks ; associate director, Nichol Hlinka ; choreography, George Balanchine ; music, Johannes Brahams ; [coaching by] Jillana.Content: Title from opening video credits.Creation/production credits: Music, Johannes Brahams (Liebeslieder, Op. 52, 1869 and Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65, 1874, waltzes for piano duet and vocal quartet) ; costumes, Karinska ; scenery and lighting, Davad Hays ; technical director, William Otterson ; cameras, James Clarke, Pedro Padilla ; sound, Dan Simon ; production, Otterson TV, Inc. ; post production, Otterson Creative Media, Inc. ; on-line editor, Pedro Padillo.Performers: Pianist, Nancy McDill.Performers: Dancers, Janie Taylor and Tyler Angle (principal dancers, New York City Ballet).Venue: Videotaped in rehearsal and interview at the New York City Ballet studios, Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y. on 2011 October 11.Funding: This project was assisted by a special grant for The National Endowment for the Arts.Acquisition: Gift; George Balanchine Foundation; 2013.Biographical/historical: Liebeslieder Walzer premiered on November 22, 1960 with New York City Ballet, at City Center of Music and Drama, New York, N.Y., with Diana Adams and Bill Carter, Melissa Hayden and Jonathan Watts, Jillana and Conrad Ludlow, Violette Verdy and Nicholas Magallanes (dancers are presented in the order in which they appeared in the ballet).
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Digital Betacam) (74 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionJillana discusses George Balanchine's Liebeslieder Walzer; how she learned she was in this ballet; Balanchine started rehearsals with Part I (heeled shoes); Jillana being the youngest dancer to join New York City Ballet at the age of 12 with her first performance on her 13th birthday; motives and themes that run throughout this piece; her costume having lavender elements; how she always held the skirt with her hand while no one else did; how quickly Balanchine choreographed; Balanchine choreographing the arm movements; Jillana taking company class and participating in the teacher classes; how she never used counts, but always felt the music; having a fast costume change and always being the first changed; remembering Balanching and Stravinsky arguing about the tempo for the music, and Balanchine wanting it faster; how Jillana has never seen this work but would like to now; how dancers have more similar looks now opposed to all the shapes and sizes when she was a member of the company; and Liebeslieder Waltzer being her second favorite dance to perform after Serenade.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244032Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 84fefc80-3139-0132-1783-3c075448cc4b
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