Gloria Contreras: What I learned from Balanchine
NamesNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Producer)Contreras, Gloria (Director)Contreras, Gloria (Speaker)Mesavage, Marlene (Dancer) (Speaker)Freeman, Judi (Dancer) (Speaker)Davis, Jacqueline Z. (Jacqueline Zurat), 1946- (Speaker)Beltran, Ruben (Speaker)Donneaud, Gerardo (Director)Pally, Alan J (Producer)Pally, Alan J (Speaker)Brooks, Virginia (Videographer)Taller Coreográfico de la UNAM (Dancer)New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Presenter)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Public Program Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2009-05-18
Table of ContentsIntroduction (17 min.) / speakers, Alan Pally, Jacqueline Z. Davis, Ruben Beltran and Gloria Contreras' son -- Panel discussion (32 min.) / panelists: Gloria Contreras, Marlene Mesavage DeSavino, Judi Freeman Coopersmith and Gloria Contreras' son -- Taller Coreografico de la UNAM Film (2008) (10 min.) / written and directed by Gerardo Donneaud -- Donating collection to the Dance Division (3 min.) / donor, Gloria Contreras ; recipient, Jan Schmidt.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7133
TopicsContreras, GloriaBalanchine, GeorgeSchool of American BalletChoreography -- New York (State) -- New York
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesPanel discussionsMotion picturesDocumentary films
NotesStatement of responsibility: series producer, Alan J. Pally ; presented by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.Creation/production credits: Taped during the program by Virginia Brooks.Performers: Panelists: Gloria Contreras, Marlene Mesavage DeSavino, Judi Freeman Coppersmith.Venue: Videotaped during panel discussion at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York, N.Y. on May 18, 2009.Acquisition: Gift; Virginia Brooks; Feb. 2012. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (DVCam) (62 min.) : sound, color ; 1/4 in.
DescriptionGloria Contreras reads excerpts from her book, What I learned from Balanchine, including her first encounter with Balanchine, how her style changed due to Balanchines influence, how she implemented what she learned from Balanchine after leaving the School of American Ballet, how Balanchine's legacy has been transformed in Mexico and how his ideas inspired this movement, and she concludes by donating her collection to the Dance Division. Judi Freeman Coopersmith and Marlene Mesavage DeSavino briefly talk about their experiences working with Gloria Contreras.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 794777656NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19631191Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f021beb0-78f6-0138-859e-51b36067f79d
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