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Evolution of Ballet


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#16 lmspear

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

Check out the Suki Schorer book on Balanchine technique.

#17 sandik

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:05 PM

That's an excellent suggestion.



#18 Buddy

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:08 PM

That's an excellent suggestion.

You probably missed my "Added:" but doesn't Peter Boal do this sort of demonstration ?

 

Thanks, Imspear.

 

Added: And perhaps simple enough for a person with minimal ballet vocabulary, like myself, to understand.



#19 sandik

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Boal did a lecture-demonstration with Francia Russell illustrating some of the differences between early and later Balanchine (that is, differences between their own periods in the company) but I don't know that it's available as a whole online anywhere.  I thought you were looking for something comparing Balanchine's neo-classical developments with his classical heritage.



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:01 PM

I thought you were looking for something comparing Balanchine's neo-classical developments with his classical heritage.

I am.



#21 Marcmomus

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:14 PM

I find Nancy Goldner's essays on 20 Balanchine ballets useful in placing his work, and how it differed.

 

Goldner, Nancy. (2008) Balanchine Variations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 



#22 sandik

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

Sorry, I missed the reply to my comment.

 

Marcmomus is onto a good source -- both of Goldner's books (Balanchine Variations and More Balanchine Variations) talk about the specificity of the work.  The video Essay series I mentioned originally also does some compare/contrast of fundamental material (technique level distinctions).



#23 Lynette H

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 04:57 AM

The Royal has more sessions scheduled in "Ballet Evolved" in early November, so keep an eye out for further items becoming available.

#24 sandik

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Posted 28 October 2014 - 08:31 AM

Oh good!  Looking forward...




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