Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Thomas, Richard, 1926- (Teacher)Alvarado, Rachel (Dancer)Davis, Naima (Dancer)Tuthill, Patricia (Dancer)Yu, Ha-Chi (Dancer)Jordan, Jason (Dancer)Luk, Sam (Dancer)Virolas, Jassen (Dancer)Walton, Jesse (Dancer)Cherry, Michael (Instrumentalist)Millard, Jay (Videographer)New Ballet School (New York, N.Y.) (Event place)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1991-11-19
Table of ContentsCONTENTS: (approx. 45 min.): Preparatory exercises for pirouettes; pirouettes from second position, en dehors and en dedans; pirouettes from fourth position, en dehors and en dedans; attitude turns en dehors. -- (approx. 26 min.): Attitude turns en dedans; preparatory exercise for fouettés; fouettés; pirouettes à la seconde; piqué turns.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2275Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3396 (former)
NotesVenue: Videotaped by Jay Millard for the Jerome Robbins Archive at the New Ballet School, New York, on November 19, 1991, with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Performers: Teacher: Richard Thomas. Students: Rachel Alvarado, Naima Davis, Patricia Tuthill, Ha-Chi Yu, Jason Jordan, Sam Luk, Jassen Virolas, and Jesse Walton. Pianist: Michael Cherry.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideotape reelExtent: 1 videotape reel (96 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
DescriptionThird of a series of six videotapes made as a record of Richard Thomas's method of teaching classical ballet. The first four tapes (barre, *MGZIC 9-3394; adagio, *MGZIC 9-3395; pirouettes, *MGZIC 9-3396; and allegro, *MGZIC 9-3397) focus on specific areas of the class and were specially arranged for videotaping. The fifth tape (class, *MGZIC 9-3398) follows a standard class sequence. Thomas frequently pauses to explain the principles underlying the movements he is teaching, and to reminisce about his own teachers (who included Bronislava Nijinska, Vincenzo Celli, Anatole Oboukhoff, and Anatole Vilzak) and notable dancers. In the sixth tape (*MGZIC 9-3399), Thomas is interviewed by Eliot Feld.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY936006104-FNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174575Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fc05f90-8761-0135-a35e-79a8f48beea4
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