Bits and Pieces of Balanchine
Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:56 AM
Donizetti Variations Pas de Deux
Donizetti Variations Pas de Deux with Guillermo Gonzales y Giovanna Martinatt
Donizetti Variations - Giovanna Martinatt variation
Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:08 PM
I'm wondering what people feel about the approach to the La Valse death scene - Lopatkina begins by showing her shock/revulsion to her image in the death mirror, but quickly acquiesces and puts on the remaining black items in what seemed to me a perfunctory manner - very little ceremony or drama to the act. I always thought there was more ceremony, and nuance, to the original 1950s version. Though I did like her final collapse, and the (always) shocking 'dead weight' aspect of her limp body contrasting dramatically with the whirling corps dancers. "Dancing on the edge of a volcano..."
Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:23 PM
You're welcome - I only wish we could find the entire performance somewhere! That is a segment from the Balanchine "American Masters" documentary.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:28 PM
And here's another piece, from Jesus Pastor – in which the gigue is turned inside out – a kind of executive summary of Mozartiana, and of late Balanchine.
It begins at 2:14, but worth wading through R&J before that.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:54 PM
Oh my, oh my, oh my! The real thing! A drop-everything-and-look-what's-on-the-Internet moment! Oh, yes, pherank thank you, thank you! Good thread, lots of fun here, but, yes, THIS is something!
Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:59 PM
Maria Tallchief and Mary Ellen Moylan talking about, among other things, The 4 T's:
SF Ballet teaser for The 4 T's
Marjorie Spohn and Stephen Caras in the first theme of George Balanchine's "The Four Temperaments" (1946)
MaggioDanza in The Four Temperaments (about 3 and half minutes worth)
Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:34 PM
BAE Students dancing Waltz of the Flowers and Pas de Deux
BAE students dancing Serenade
And a segment from the Stravinsky Violin Concerto Pas De Deux with Karen Von Aroldingen and Bart Cook
Janie Taylor and her amazing hair talking about Violin Concerto (hair doesn't talk though)
[You also get to see her preparing pointe shoes in her own special way]
Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:01 PM
Cotillon footage from the Balanchine documentary:
I suspect that the Cotillon black and white footage from the Ballet Russes documentary contains footage of Balanchine as one of the principles, but I haven't found a video of that online yet...
Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:40 PM
[Note that the first minute of the video is blacked out, but the video issues do get fixed]
Sonatine pas de deux - Elisabeth Platel and Manuel Legris
Sylvia pas de deux - José Martinez and Agnès Letestu
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