Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes

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Title
Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes
Names
New 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)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991-11-19
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: (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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2275
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3396 (former)
Genres
Filmed dance
Notes
Venue: 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 Description
Videotape reel
Extent: 1 videotape reel (96 min.) : sound, color ; 1 in.
Description
Third 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 Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936006104-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174575
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5fc05f90-8761-0135-a35e-79a8f48beea4
Rights Statement
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bc1830d7-cd3f-406b-9105-60961886cd67

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bc1830d7-cd3f-406b-9105-60961886cd67

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Richard Thomas: teaching at the New Ballet School: pirouettes