Balanchine essays, Port de bras and épaulementAdditional title: Port de bras and epaulement
NamesAshley, Merrill (Conceptor)Schorer, Suki (Conceptor)Edwards, Jeffrey (Dancer)Fason, Maydelle (Dancer)Metzger, Rebecca (Dancer)Balanchine, George (Choreographer)Boelzner, Gordon (Instrumentalist)Horgan, Barbara (Producer)Tatge, Catherine (Producer)Brockway, Merrill (Director)George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)Tatge/Lasseur Productions (Producer)Ashley, Merrill (Teacher)Schorer, Suki (Teacher)
The George Balanchine Foundation Essays Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1994Place: New York, NYPublisher: George Balanchine Foundation, Inc.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9131
TopicsBallet -- Study and teaching
GenresFilmed danceInstructional films
NotesCreation/production credits: produced by the George Balanchine Foundation, Inc. in association with Tatge/Lasseur Productions, Inc. ; artistic directors, conceived and written by Merrill Ashley and Suki Schorer ; executive producer, Barbara Horgan ; producer, Catherine Tatge ; director, Merrill Brockway.Creation/production credits: Musical director and pianist, Gordon Boelzner.Performers: Demonstrators: Jeffrey Edwards, Maydelle Fason, and Rebecca Metzger.Date: Recorded on June 28, 1994.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (43 min., 19 sec.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionDrawing upon their experience as principal dancers with George Balanchine's New York City Ballet, Suki Schorer and Merrill Ashley provide a detailed analysis and demonstration of ballet port de bras and épaulement, according to the principles of Balanchine technique. Schorer, a longtime teacher at the School of American Ballet, sets exercises intended to help the dancer learn and practice correct form, and both she and Ashley recall images Balanchine used in class to elicit desired movement qualities from the dancers. Brief phrases from Balanchine's ballets Divertimento no. 15 and Symphony in C illustrate the choreographic application of Balanchine technique.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F649NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12329449Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dadc9080-a758-0138-2369-5f80eb82fcbe
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