From silence to sound: synchronizing the original music to master silent films, Choreography by George Balanchine, Firebird: pas de deux and Sylvia: pas de deuxAdditional title: Firebird (Choreographic work : Balanchine)Additional title: Sylvia pas de deux (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
NamesChilgren, Dianne (Instrumentalist)Tallchief, Maria (Dancer)Tallchief, Maria (Consultant)Maule, Michael (Dancer)Maule, Michael (Consultant)Balanchine, George (Choreographer)Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)Lynn, Carol, 1893-1987 (Cinematographer)Honsa, Ron (Producer)Honsa, Ron (Director)Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- (Consultant)Croce, Arlene (Consultant)Redpath, Christine (Consultant)Nichols, Madeleine M (Director)New York City Ballet (Production company)George Balanchine Foundation (Producer)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Producer)Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Producer)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1995Place: New York, NY
Table of ContentsFirebird: pas de deux [excerpts] (b&w) / filmed at Jacob's Pillow, Lee, MA, in 1951, by Carol Lynn ; music, Igor Stravinsky.Sylvia: pas de deux [excerpts] (b&w) / filmed at Jacob's Pillow, Lee, MA, in 1951, by Carol Lynn ; music, Léo Delibes.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 6681Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4992 (former)
GenresVideo recordingsFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesStatement of responsibility: Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library ; produced and directed by Ron Honsa of Pensa Communications ; choreography by George Balanchine.Funding: Adding the music to these silent films of George Balanchine works was made possible through the cooperation of The George Balanchine Foundation, S.I. Newhouse Foundation, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Robert Gottlieb, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: From silence to sound, Firebird: pas de deux and Sylvia: pas de deux: pianist, Dianne Chilgren ; supervising artists, Maria Tallchief, Michael Maule ; creative consultants, Robert Gottlieb, Arlene Croce, Christine Redpath ; special assistance, Sheila Mayer ; project director, Madeleine M. Nichols ; production supervisor, Jan Schmidt.Performers: Pianist, Dianne Chilgren.Performers: Danced by Maria Tallchief and Michael Maule of the New York City Ballet.Venue: Recorded at Sony Music Studio, New York, on August 29, 1995, by John Alberts Sound Design.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (Betacam SP) (16 min.) : sound, color and black and white
DescriptionTwo silent films of choreography by George Balanchine, with piano accompaniment added. The choreography of both works was modified for these performances to accommodate the size of the stage at Jacob's Pillow.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F673NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12392895Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): beb2aa40-a929-0134-05d0-00505686a51c
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