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#1 Anthony_NYC


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

They're available only to libraries, so pass this information on to your librarian! Full press release here.

[font=georgia, palatino, times,]Toward the latter part of his life, Balanchine talked about creating a "dictionary" of his technique, a visual reference for students of the ballet. The George Balanchine Foundation has helped to fulfill his wish by producing [/font]The Balanchine Essays[font=georgia, palatino, times,]. These[/font]Essays[font=georgia, palatino, times,] provide over nine hours of visual discussion of Balanchine's ideas on technique that are not only educational but also protect the high standards Balanchine himself set for his dancers.[/font]

[font=georgia, palatino, times,]Former New York City Ballet principal dancers Merrill Ashley and Suki Schorer are the co-creators of the [/font]Essays[font=georgia, palatino, times,], in which they demonstrate crucial aspects of Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® and illustrate how the choreographer applied them in his ballets. The [/font]Essays[font=georgia, palatino, times,] are directed by veteran television arts director Merrill Brockway, who collaborated with Balanchine in creating several programs in the award-winning television series [/font]Dance in America[font=georgia, palatino, times,]. Catherine Tatge, who earlier produced the CBS Cable version of Balanchine's ballet [/font]Davidsbündlertänze[font=georgia, palatino, times,], is the producer. The executive producer is Barbara Horgan.[/font]

[font=georgia, palatino, times,]Three titles of the acclaimed series were previously issued in VHS format by Nonesuch Records, a division of Time Warner, under the Balanchine Library label. Today the entire ten-part set is being offered by The Foundation in DVD format. Titles include: Port de Bras & Épaulement, The Barre – Part 1, The Barre – Part 2, Arabesque, Jumps – Part 1, Jumps – Part 2, Pirouettes & Other Turns, Passé & Attitude, Transfer of Weight, and Pointe Technique & Pas de Bourrée.[/font]

[font=georgia, palatino, times,]For information regarding the purchase of these videos, which are available only to not for profit academic, research and library organizations please contact:[/font]information@balanchine.org[font=georgia, palatino, times,].[/font]

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