Balanchine Library, The: Dancing for Mr. B - Six Balanchine Ballerinas (DVD, 2008)

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Dancing For Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas

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Disc #1 -- Dancing for Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas
1. Introduction/Opening [2:41]
2. Maria Tallchief [1:50]
3. Mary Ellen Moylan [6:30]
4. The Four Temperaments [3:47]
5. The Four Temperaments [3:30]
6. Melissa Hayden [2:23]
7. Firebird [3:24]
8. Serenade [2:57]
9. Concerto Barocco [1:25]
10. Scotch Symphony [2:49]
11. Don Quixote [:45]
12. Allegra Kent [5:14]
13. Stars and Stripes [5:20]
14. Agon [1:15]
15. Symphony in C [2:30]
16. Tchaikovsky pas de deux [:45]
17. Merrill Ashley [4:58]
18. Apollo [3:26]
19. Symphony in C [6:39]
20. Ballo Della Regina [:56]
21. Darci Kistler [2:53]
22. Swan Lake [6:00]
23. The Four Temperaments [2:44]
24. La Sonnambula [5:46]

Editorial Reviews

Ballet and modern dance (a closely related artform) owe an unpayable debt to the Russian emigre choreographer George Balanchine (1904-1983). In addition to being a master teacher, a famously demanding and perfectionistic director of both the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet, as a choreographer he developed a new language of dance expression which was less ethereal, more immediate, than the previous century's classical ballet. In so doing, he created a uniquely "American" ballet, and established America as a powerhouse in the ballet world. He was a friend of the great artists of his era, from composer Igor Stravinsky to poet W.H. Auden. This documentary includes film of some of the works he choreographed, as well as reminiscences of some of his dedicated dancers. His troubled personal life is only glancingly alluded to: the focus of this documentary is on his transcendent artistry. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi All Movie Guide

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Dancing For Mr. B: Six Balanchine Ballerinas

UPC: 032031440791

Studio: Kultur Video

Summary: Ballet and modern dance (a closely related artform) owe an unpayable debt to the Russian emigre choreographer George Balanchine (1904-1983). In addition to being a master teacher, a famously demanding and perfectionistic director of both the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet, as a choreographer he developed a new language of dance expression which was less ethereal, more immediate, than the previous century's classical ballet. In so doing, he created a uniquely "American" ballet, and established America as a powerhouse in the ballet world. He was a friend of the great artists of his era, from composer Igor Stravinsky to poet W.H. Auden. This documentary includes film of some of the works he choreographed, as well as reminiscences of some of his dedicated dancers. His troubled personal life is only glancingly alluded to: the focus of this documentary is on his transcendent artistry. ~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

Category: Dance [nf]

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